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Spiritual Counselor - Hospice

  • Job ID: 210004IR
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice
  • Department: Hsp Susq Clergy
  • Location: 102 S Main Street, Coudersport PA 16915
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.22 to $35.18 / hour


UPMC is hiring a casual Chaplain.  This role would cover Potter, Tioga, McKean, and Cameron counties.

To provide pastoral care/counseling/guidance to patients, family members and Hamot Health Foundation employees as an integral part of the healing team. To provide counseling and emotional support to the active and bereaved Hospice patient/family units and staff and acts as a liaison between the community clergy and the Hospice Program. Responsible for developing, implementing, and supervising the Bereavement Program and for the delivery of related services.


  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • *Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 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
  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures
  • 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
  • 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 clergy 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.
  • Participates in the assessment of the patient's, families-, 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 needsIn cooperation with other members of the hospice team, conducts or makes arrangements for funeral or memorial services as per the patient's and families' wishes
  • Plays in integral role in the Bereavement Program in conjunction with professional, paraprofessional and volunteer staff.
  • Participates in the planning and presentation of memorial services as applicable.
  • Identifies, investigates and recommends solutions to organization issues.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.



  • 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).

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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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