Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinator

AseraCare 8910 Purdue RoadSuite 690 -  Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
5/16/2017 9:14:13 AM
JOB ID: 1706440 Specialty: Other Professionals




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You appreciate our team approach to hospice care as a Spiritual Care
and Bereavement Coordinator at AseraCare Hospice. That’s because you know how to provide the
best care to our patients and their families. Rather than treating the
disease, we treat the whole person and that’s why it’s so important to
have an expansive support network. So by providing support in your area
of expertise, you will make a meaningful contribution to quality hospice
care. Use your talent to make a difference today a Spiritual Care Coord
at AseraCare Hospice with a wide variety of responsibilities each and
every day.

Are you ready to offer your expertise and experience to assist our
objectives? You’ll work to optimize customer satisfaction during these
invaluable moments. Ideal Spiritual Care Coord candidates should also

Responsible for the assessment of spiritual and religious needs of the patient and family and for arranging for the provision of spiritual and religious support in accordance with the wishes of the patient and family. Supports the Provider Relations activities of the organization.

Essential Job Functions

  • Arranges for reviews of the spiritual needs
    assessment of the patient and family when referred by the hospice social worker
    or patient care coordinator or other member of the hospice team
  • Serves as liaison to the patient/family’s
    community of faith.  Is responsive to the
    needs of patient and family, advises patient/family clergy, priest, rabbi, or
    other spiritual caregiver of the issues related to the terminal illness of the
    patient.  If patient and family do not
    have a religious affiliation but wish to receive pastoral care, provides for spiritual
    and religious support and services in accordance with the wishes and beliefs of
    the patient and family
  • Responsible for the documentation of the
    provision of spiritual care by spiritual care givers
  • Attends team meetings and participates in the
    interdisciplinary review of the plan of care for patients and families
  • Participates in developing and enhancing the
    spiritual and religious support services provided by the hospice in
    collaboration with community clergy/laity and the other members of the hospice
    interdisciplinary team
  • Ensures the provision of counseling services to
    patients and family members, as needed
  • Participates as part of the hospice management
    team, providing leadership in team building, policy development, problem
    solving, and decision-making
  • Networks
    with clergy and laity in the community to provide information about hospice and
    engage them as partners in the care of patients and families.  Provides education about hospice, spiritual
    care, death and dying, grief and bereavement, living in the face of death, and
    other related topics to community groups (civic or religious)


- A degree in ministry, psychology, theology, or counseling from an accredited college, university, or divinity school is recommended unless a State regulation deems it as a requirement to participate or for audit purposes. Professional experience in a religious agency or institution may be considered in lieu of a formalized education.
- At least one year of supervised experience in a medical, educational, or religious agency or institution- Hospice/Home Health experience preferred.
- CPR certified.
- Minimum of five years' progressive experience such as working with death and dying, providing comfort in an interfaith setting to individual/family/caregiver.
- Experience in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers preferred.
- Must have 24-hour access to a motor vehicle and maintain personal auto liability insurance coverage.
- Must have valid driver's license.
- Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test and pass post-employment physical exam if required.
- Must be capable of performing the essential job functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of and commitment to Hospice Philosophy of care; accepts different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs and values.
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information.
- Must be able to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with the agency's interdisciplinary team, corporate staff and other employees at all levels.
- Must possess computer skills at a level necessary to accomplish the job

Job: Other Professionals

Primary Location: Indiana, Indianapolis

Schedule: Casual

Shift: On Call

Shift Time: PRN

Department Address: 8910 Purdue RoadSuite 690

Department City: Indianapolis

Department State: IN

Department Zipcode: 46268

Organization: AseraCare

Company Profile

Helping our patients and their families to feel as comfortable as possible during a stressful and emotional time is at the heart of everything we do at AseraCare. We know the value of managing hospice and palliative care as a journey, not an end, and of focusing our efforts on the whole person rather than simply treating the disease. We believe the hospice care journey is about compassion, commitment, and dignity. And for the dedicated professionals who share our vision, we offer career resources and opportunities that are second to none, helping you build a career that is every bit as rewarding as it is challenging. Choose your path. Set your goals. We will work with you to help you define your own success. You make excellence in hospice care and palliative medicine possible. That’s why at AseraCare, our commitment to our patients starts with you.

Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, Indiana

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