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Spiritual Counselor (Beaver, Butler, Mercer)

  • Job ID: 263810740
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday various hours
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Family Hospice & Palliative Care OP
  • Department: Hsp West Clergy Visiting
  • Location: 700 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh PA 15243
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.95 to $38.11 / hour

Description

Spiritual Counselor for Family Hospice & Palliative Care 


UPMC Family Hospice is hiring a part-time Spiritual Counselor for the Mercer, Lawrence Butler, and Beaver counties.  You will work various time Monday - Friday. The hospice spiritual counselor provides counseling and guidance to patients, families and caregivers as an integral part of the healing team. Provides counseling and emotional support to the active and bereaved hospice patient/family, and caregivers without involving a particular creed, liturgy, or atheism. Acts as a liaison between the community clergy and hospice program.  Helping patients and their families during end-of-life care. 



Responsibilities:

  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of the job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction. Develops and maintains a resource group of clergies in order support the spiritual care needs of patients, families, and caregivers. Works with staff, clergy, and community groups to enhance their understanding of the spiritual issues of patients, families and caregivers experiencing terminal illness and loss. Provides direction and oversight for the bereavement program as applicable.
  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies, and procedures
  • Participates in the assessment of the patient's, family-, and caregiver's spiritual needs. Provides direct spiritual support to patients, families, and caregivers according to their acceptance of spiritual counseling and in a manner consistent with the patient's, families' and caregivers' beliefs and desires Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering age specific needs. In cooperation with other members of the hospice team, it conducts or makes arrangements for funeral or memorial services as per the patient's and families' wishes. Plays an integral role in the Bereavement Program in conjunction with professional, paraprofessional and volunteer staff.
  • Makes all reasonable efforts to facilitate visits by local clergy, pastoral counselors, or other individuals who can support the patient's, families' or caregiver's spiritual needs according to the patients /families / caregivers' desires. Plays an active role in the interdisciplinary team by ensuring that all team members are informed of the spiritual concerns of the hospice patient, family and caregivers Works constructively with the hospice Interdisciplinary Team to enhance the spiritual and emotional support provided to the patient, family and caregiver
  • Consults and coordinates services with other disciplines. Provides counseling/ spiritual support to members of the Interdisciplinary Team as needed. Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of the organization towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians, and other departments within the organization. Identifies, develops, and participates in process improvement opportunities within the hospice agency that will enhance the quality of the services provided
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Qualifications

  • Graduate of Accredited College/University (4 year B.A. or B.S.) required
  • OR
  • Associates Degree and 2 years relevant experience required. One year in Pastoral Ministry (required). Ability to be open and flexible, ecumenical but not evangelistic in ministry.
  • One-year prior bereavement training experience (preferred), One year in a health-related facility (preferred).


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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