Carter Healthcare is looking for a hardworking, self-disciplined, and team oriented Chaplain in our Overland Park, KS office who is dedicated to providing the best quality of care to our patients!
Carter Healthcare is a fast-paced, competitive, but friendly environment. Here at Carter Healthcare our mission statement is “Helping people live better lives,” this includes our patients and our employees.
•Paid per visit
•Tuition reimbursement, and an
•Annual employee appreciation event for tenured employees
1. Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology (M.Div. or comparable theological degree) preferred. Experience working with death and dying, individuals/family/caregiver.
2. Preferably licensed and ordained (or faith tradition’s equivalent) by appropriate ecclesiastical
body to practice ministry.
3. Ability to work as member of interdisciplinary team.
4. Comfort in an ecumenical/interfaith setting.
5. Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs and values.
6. Ability to network with community clergy and congregations.
7. Knowledge of and commitment to Agency philosophy of care.
8. Hospice/home health experience preferred.
9. One year of clinical pastoral education recommended.
10. Licensed driver with automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with
the Agency requirements; have proof of insurance.
11. Computer literate with working knowledge of Windows/MS Office applications. Able to type at
least 25 words per minute
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The spiritual care coordinator is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/caregivers of the Agency, either directly or through coordination of care with other
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
1. Assures spiritual assessment of patients/families/caregivers in the Hospice program and appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner.
2. Facilitates the development in the interdisciplinary team plan of care to meet identified spiritual
3. Provides direct spiritual care to patients/families/caregivers.
4. Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains, clergy and spiritual counselors.
5. Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development and policy and procedure review and revision.
6. Documents direct services and ongoing communication with community chaplains, clergy and
7. Attends patient care conference and interdisciplinary team meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
8. Provides consultation, education and support to the interdisciplinary team on spiritual care.
9. Recruits community chaplains, clergy, spiritual counselors and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient/family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering
education through congregations about Hospice care.
10. Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
11. Plans periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers and community
clergy/spiritual counselors working with the Hospice team.
Office environment but flexible with travel for field visits, including weekends. In and out of automobile. This is a responsible and relatively complex position involving exercise of independent
judgment, tact, technical knowledge and skill and initiative. Work is not directly supervised. Exposed daily to routine driving hazards and weather conditions. Position does expose incumbent to
uncontrolled environments (community activity, travel activities). Although Agency policies and
procedures exist designed to educate the incumbent and to minimize the risks, occupational exposures are inherent to this position during visits to facilities (blood borne pathogens, air-borne pathogens, etc.).