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Chaplain Spiritual Counselor

Company: Mercy Health System
Location: Janesville
Posted on: March 16, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY ##### Fulfills the spiritual needs of hospice and palliative care clients and their families by servicing as the ministerial member of the interdisciplinary group. Acts as a spiritual resource to the interdisciplinary group. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings and participates in development of an appropriate hospice or palliative care plan of care. Coordinates with other members of the community#s ministers/spiritual counselors to gain support in meeting the needs of a variety of denominations and spiritual beliefs. Performs home visits to conduct spiritual counseling sessions with client and/or family. Participates in bereavement process for patients, families, caregivers, and staff. Provides when appropriate counseling to members of the interdisciplinary group. Participates in and/or conducts ceremonies, memorial services, community education, support groups, fundraisers, and other events as assigned. Completes required documentation accurately and in a timely fashion according to agency policy.# Other duties as assigned. # ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES # # Works in close collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and members of the health care team to further their understanding of significant spiritual factors underlying patient#s terminal condition or health problem Attends interdisciplinary group meetings Participates in development of appropriate hospice or palliative care plan of care Coordinates with other members of the community#s ministers/spiritual counselors to gain support in meeting the needs of a variety of denominations and spiritual beliefs. Advises individual clergy of involvement with the family and when appropriate, involves them in team meetings Performs home visits to conduct spiritual counseling sessions with client and/or family Helps patient and family through individual or group conferences to understand and accept spiritual, medical and emotional factors in regards to end-of-life or health care issues Participates in and/or conducts ceremonies, memorial services, community education, support groups, fundraisers, and other events as assigned Provides service planned to restore patient to optimum spiritual adjustment within patient#s capacity Utilizes community resources to assist patient and/or their family to resume life in community or to learn to live within limits of end-of-life and/or health condition Completes required documentation per agency policy including care plan, assessment, visit documentation, documentation of conferences and phone calls Participates in planning for improving hospice and/or palliative care services by interpreting spiritual factors pertinent to development of these programs Provides general direction and supervision to workers engaged in clinic home service program activities Able to transport self to and from multiple work sites # CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations: # Quality- Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals. # Service- Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions. # Partnering- Shows commitment to the# Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other#s views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals. # Cost- Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue. # EDUCATION # EXPERIENCE # Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, its equivalent or higher, from an accredited school of theology Minimum of at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) required Previous experience in Home Health or Hospice preferred # LICENSURE # CERTIFICATION # Board Certification or Board Eligible by and in good standing with a national certifying agency (e.g., Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or National Association of Jewish Chaplains). Must be a member of the clergy who has the appropriate education and experience in counseling per state/federal regulations Prefer certification in grief counseling or eligibility to become certified Maintain a valid driver license and reliable transportation with proof of vehicle insurance when requested Have and maintain an acceptable driving record per Mercy#s HR-01 Fleet Safety policy # ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Driver#s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring). Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check. Must be able to follow written/oral instructions. WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occupational Exposure: Category B -Some partners in the specified job classification have occupational exposure # AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED Neonate (birth # 28 days) Infant (29 days # less than 1 year) Pediatric (1 year # 12 years) Adolescents (13 years # 17 years) Adult (18 years # 64 years) Geriatric (65 years and older) INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties # WORK CONTACT GROUP ### Partners, physicians, patients/family, visitors, vendors############# ######################## # SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.# ###### #SDL2017

Keywords: Mercy Health System, Janesville , Chaplain Spiritual Counselor, Other , Janesville, Wisconsin

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