Mission Minded, Patient Centered. At Hospice Austin, our team members work collaboratively to provide compassionate care, services, and comfort to people with a life limiting illness. Join one of Austin’s most beloved nonprofit organizations where employees are valued and respected and enjoy making a difference while receiving excellent benefits.
Position: Chaplain (PRN – On Call Shifts Overnight and Weekends)
The successful candidate will be a member in good standing in a religious or spiritual community; demonstrate competency for the varied religious, spiritual, and ethnic populations served; work well independently, as well as with interdisciplinary teams of RNs and Social Workers; have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and be computer proficient with excellent documentation skills.
Hospice Austin has an opening for a PRN Chaplain to provide spiritual care in support of patients and families during on call shifts after hours on weekdays (15-hour shifts, 5pm-8am) and weekends (24-hour shifts, 8am – 8am). Occasional weekday shifts may become available, but this coverage is not required. Must be available 1-2 weekend days per month, 5-8 weekday nights per month, and an occasional holiday requiring 24-hour coverage. The number of paid work hours per week is expected to range from 5-20 hours.
Minimum Training/Education and Experience:
- Provides spiritual care to patients and families.
- Contacts patients in home and inpatient settings, conducts spiritual/pastoral assessment as indicated and appropriate, as soon as possible after admission.
- Provides spiritual/pastoral support in accordance with on-going wishes and needs of the patient/family, as needed and defined by the patient/family.
- Develops individualized spiritual/pastoral plan of care which demonstrates an effort to work in close collaboration with local clergy whenever desired by the patient.
- Conducts religious services of prayer, worship and rituals for patients/families, as appropriate.
- Offers patients/families of different philosophies and religious beliefs opportunities to discuss and share their thoughts, feelings, beliefs and values.
- Documents patient care provided in the patient’s clinical record in a timely manner.
- Works with other professionals in resolving spiritual/pastoral/ethical issues.
- Works in a team approach with members of the IDT and other qualified professionals, to evaluate patient/family response to care.
- Attends IDT meeting to disseminate and communicate information about patients and families to appropriate team members.
- Maintains appropriate and timely contact as indicated in plan of care.
- Assesses patient/family response to and satisfaction with care.
- Abides by minimum expectations for on call rotation.
- Officiate at funerals and memorial services.
- Performs POS documentation and completes/signs all documentation according to agency protocol.
- Complies with minimum weekly visit and minimum direct patient care hours requirements per company protocol.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Provides spiritual support to agency
- Upon request, meets with individual staff regarding personal spiritual/pastoral issues that may affect their ability to function effectively.
- Available to staff for bereavement support.
- Participates in development of approaches to meet staff counseling needs.
- One year CPE or a minimum of one year hospice or related experience.
- Member in good standing in religious community.
- Valid Texas driver’s license, auto liability insurance and safe driving record.
- Skill in office computer software.
- Master’s degree (e.g., Master of Divinity, Master of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Master of Theological Studies, etc.) is required
- Experience in hospice or hospital environment preferred.
• Mileage reimbursement
• Cell phone equipment
• Employee Assistance Program
• Employee Referral Program
• Paid orientation
Apply at www.hospiceaustin.org or call our office at (512) 539-6066 for more information.
Hospice Austin is an equal opportunity employer.