Hospice of Montezuma
512 N. Broadway
Cortez, CO 81321
Hospice of Montezuma is seeking a
to join our team.
How to apply: click apply button at the bottom of this page.
General Description: Chaplains are responsible, as members of the interdisciplinary team, for overseeing the spiritual needs of patients and families. They collaborate with other Hospice team members in planning patient care.
Level of Responsibility: Chaplains report to the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities: Chaplains are responsible for the provision of spiritual support to Hospice patients and families. They may be asked to participate in community activities, particularly related to bereavement and end-of-life ethics.
- Provide direct spiritual support and/or counsel to patients and families in keeping with the patient’s and family’s beliefs.
- Work with staff, other clergy, and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of persons experiencing terminal illness and loss.
- Participate in Interdisciplinary Team conference by assessing and sharing the spiritual needs of patients and families and recommending services as indicated.
- Support the Bereavement staff, upon request, in providing follow-up services.
- Maintain proper records of visits to patients and families. Electronic documentation experience would be a benefit.
- Make contact with clergy or appropriate representatives of patient’s and family’s belief system as indicated.
- Perform liturgical assignments such as the Service of Remembrance.
- Conduct or make arrangements for funeral or memorial service when requested.
- Respond to request for assistance from the on-call nurse.
- Participate in educational programs for community clergy, religious, and lay representatives as requested.
- Maintain a positive work environment by acting and communicating with internal and external contacts in a manner that actively promotes teamwork, problem resolution, and customer satisfaction
- Other assignments as may be appropriate
Experience: Demonstrated experience in working with patients and families dealing with life-threatening illness and death. Demonstrated ability to be open, sensitive, flexible, non-judgmental, and ecumenical.
Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology, or appropriate certification in chaplaincy, pastoral ministry, or equivalent in Native American tradition.
Compensation and Benefits: DOE
Required meetings and travel: Chaplains are required to attend weekly meetings. Additional meetings may be required in order to meet specific demands. Travel is required, therefore you must have reliable transportation and generous compensation will be provided since you will be using your personal vehicle for company business.