Hospice Chaplain - full time and per diem

Regional Hospice and Home Care
Oct 05, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Regional Hospice and Home Care is looking for a full time Hospice Chaplain to provide spiritual and pastoral care to the patients and families on our home hospice and in-patient hospice programs in the greater Danbury and New Haven areas. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology with a Master's of Divinity Degree, Doctorate, or an equivalent. 2. Previous experience with hospice programs, counseling of patients and families involved with terminal illness, and bereavement issues preferred. 3. Four units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) or an equivalent counseling training is preferred. Some counseling training, counseling in hospice, or at least One Unit of CPE is required. 4. Demonstrated ability to be open, flexible and ecumenical. 5. A car and valid driver's license. 6. Computer literate. Regional Hospice offers a generous benefit package to full time employees.

Company Description:

Regional Hospice and Home Care History and Mission:
In 1983, a concerned group of local oncologists realized their vision to bring compassionate end-of-life care and family support services to patients no longer benefiting from aggressive medical treatments. Dedicated to its mission of providing care, comfort and compassion to those facing advanced illness in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties, Regional Hospice and Home Care has served thousands of area families through its hospice and palliative home care programs. Our agency provides patients and their families with multi-disciplinary care, pain management, spiritual and emotional support, and volunteer programs for dignity and optimum quality of life during end-of-life care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Regional Hospice Choices- An Innovative Hospice Program
Regional Hospice and Home Care has been selected as the only provider in the State of Connecticut to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, a model which will provide patients the option to elect supportive care services typically offered by hospice while continuing to receive curative services concurrently. Over 5,000 hospices were invited to apply to participate in this model, and only 140 were selected to participate for a range of 3 to 5 years. Regional Hospice was one of 70 hospices selected nationwide to participate for the full five years of the study.

Center for Comfort Care and Healing:
With the 2015 opening of the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, our patients and their families now also have the option of utilizing these comprehensive, interdisciplinary services in our beautiful, state-of-the-art new Center, a specialty hospital for palliative and end-of-life care. We have the first Center of its kind in the state of Connecticut, and are at the forefront of end-of-life care in the state. While providing patients with the highest quality care 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, we have witnessed families utilizing all of the amenities of our hospice home - spending time with the patient and each other in our welcoming family kitchen, our comfortable living rooms, and our beautiful gardens.

Healing Hearts Center for Grief and Loss
Healing Hearts relocation to the Center for Comfort Care and Healing has brought all of Regional Hospice's programs and services under one roof for the first time. In our Center, we have promoted synergy between hospice and Healing Hearts Center for Grief and Loss, as visitors have discovered there is a convenient, welcoming place they can go for support after the death of their loved one.

Our Service to Patients and the Community:
- We have provided care to patients ranging from age 8 days to age 104, and have supported their families through this difficult time.
- We have admitted patients from seven states, the majority from Connecticut and New York.
- In our first full year, we will serve approximately 1,400 patients a year in the Center for Comfort Care and Healing.
- We will continue to care for approximately 750 patients in their homes, in assisted living residences, and in skilled nursing facilities in our communities each year.
- The 1,900 total hospice patients we will serve each year will also have more than 7,000 family members from throughout the region that will be impacted by our work.
- We will help 1,200 individuals in need of grief support from our Healing Hearts Center.
- Over 15,000 visitors will come to the Center each year to spend time with their loved ones and to participate in educational events on end-of-life care.