Hospice Job Descriptions

Bereavement Counselor

Job Description:
Provide supportive services to help meet patient/family social and emotional needs in relation to the impact of a terminal illness, loss and grief.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, nursing, social work, family studies or other mental health discipline, certified/licensed per state law; Three years supervised experience in health or related field; Understanding of grief response and experience with counseling individuals and/ or within groups regarding loss; Current driver’s license, with good driving record and unlimited access to a reliable automobile.

Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Description:
Provide personal care and related services to the terminally ill in an acute setting to augment care according to the treatment plan assigned by primary nurse.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of recognized CNA training program; One year experience in hospital or nursing home setting; At least eighteen years of age and high school graduate or equivalent.

Chaplain

Job Description:
Responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients, family and caregivers, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors.
Minimum Qualifications:
Seminary graduate with Master’s of Divinity degree and ordained in good standing in his/her denomination; Two units of CPE; Knowledge of process of death, dying and bereavement; Knowledge and basic understanding of spiritual issues of terminally ill patients and their families; Licensed driver with good driving record and unlimited access to a reliable automobile (excludes in-patient staff).

Home Care Aide

Job Description:
Provide personal care and related services to the terminally ill to augment care given by family members and in accordance with the treatment plan assigned by primary nurse.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of recognized CNA training program; One year experience in hospital or nursing home setting; At least eighteen years of age and high school graduate or equivalent; Current driver’s license with an automobile that is insured and in good working order.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description:
Provide nursing care to the patient as prescribed by the physician. Implement current nursing practice following a patient assessment and an approved plan of care initiated by the registered nurse.
Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program; Two years nursing experience; Community health/ Hospice, medical/surgical, or long term care experience preferred; Currently licensed as an LPN in the state.

Registered Nurse

Job description:
Serves as member of an interdisciplinary team and provide skilled nursing care to the terminally ill and their families in a home setting through systematic assessment of health needs.
Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing; Currently licensed as an RN through the State Board of Nursing; Two years general nursing experience with hospice, home health, medical, surgical or critical care; Licensed driver with good driving record and an insured automobile in good working condition (excludes in-patient staff).

Social Worker

Job Description:
Provide direct casework and counseling services to patient/family unit. Provide diagnostic evaluation of psychosocial problems and define social service goal for alleviating problems. Serve as part of interdisciplinary team and coordinate patient care with primary nurse.
Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate of a Master’s or Bachelor’s program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and licensed/certified by the state; Two years social service experience in a health care setting or social service agency. Knowledge of the process of death, dying and bereavement; Licensed driver with good driving record and unlimited access to reliable automobile.

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