Spiritual Support Counselor - Chaplain - Hospice Chaplain
We invite you to explore a Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice career to rediscover the hands-on, patient-centered care that drew you to your profession in the first place. At Samaritan, we'll encourage you, as part of an interdisciplinary team, to become part of the fabric of the lives of those you serve. In return, you'll experience the honor and privilege that comes from providing "intensive comfort care" and end-of-life support for our patients and their families. Our Spiritual Support Staff are an integral part of Samaritan's mission.
Position is full time Monday - Friday with 1 weekend a month on call requirement and a night on call rotation.
Spiritual Support Counselor - Chaplain - Hospice Chaplain Position information
Assist patients and their families/caregivers to meet their spiritual needs through assessment of spiritual needs, visitation, and support of religious relationships in the community
Provide spiritual support for all patients/families/caregivers as requested
Mentor CPE student chaplain interns through patient assignment and guidance of agency process/policies
Serve as a core member of the Interdisciplinary Care Team
Provide spiritual support for staff and volunteers as requested
Plan/officiate at funerals upon request of the family
Activities include assessing spiritual/religious needs, spiritual counseling, documenting and coordinating services and referrals with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team, coordinating services with local clergy, assigning appropriate levels of care and in home visitation
Spiritual Support Counselor - Chaplain - Hospice Chaplain Requirements
Master's degree in Divinity or equivalent graduate level pastoral training
Board certification is preferred
3 years pastoral care experience; minimum 1 year health care chaplaincy/interfaith care experience. CPE preferred
SAMARITAN HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES
SAMARITAN IS SOUTH JERSEY'S LARGEST HOSPICE
Founded more than 30 years ago as South Jersey’s first hospice, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is the leading provider of hospice and palliative care for our region. As a not-for-profit organization, we are dedicated to fulfilling our charitable mission of providing exceptional care that promotes comfor...t, support, and quality of life for those living with serious illness or grief.
Samaritan can provide hospice care wherever you live, including your home, assisted living facility or nursing home. When needed, we can also serve patients in our inpatient hospice centers.
WHAT ARE SAMARITAN HOSPICE'S SERVICES?
Samaritan Hospice offers a number of hospice and palliative services that set us apart:
Hospice care, which provides comfort and quality of life at the end of life, rather than seeking to cure terminal illness. Hospice provides a team of professionals to address each patient’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, and offers support to the family both before and after their loved one’s death.
Palliative Medical Partners, Samaritan’s board-certified physician practice, which focuses on enhancing patients’ comfort and quality of life. Services are available at any point during illness, and can help patients tolerate curative or life-lengthening treatments.
Transitions, an array of support services to help patients during and after medical treatments, including telephone check-ins, volunteer companions, help in understanding medical information, and other communication and social services.
Grief support groups and counseling. Samaritan offers more than a dozen support groups for different ages and situations – from young children to those grieving a suicide, from adult daughters without mothers to men-only groups. One-on-one bereavement counseling is also available.
We Honor Veterans program, a groundbreaking national initiative to honor and support military veterans receiving hospice care. Veterans receive a range of customized services at Samaritan -- one of only six N.J. hospice providers to earn 4 stars, the program’s highest rating.
Samaritan Catholic and Jewish hospice programs. These programs provide support from a culturally sensitive team, including clergy, that respects and emphasizes the religion’s traditions, rituals and customs.
Educational programs. Samaritan offers an array of free seminars for community groups, healthcare professionals, funeral directors, financial planners, attorneys, and accountants. We also provide extensive educational materials and resources on end-of-life planning, hospice care and more.