Offers spiritual and emotional support directly to the patients and their families and caregivers; team members; and, as needed, to the clergy of the patients. Responsible for teaching applicable philosophies and assisting with organization of daily activities as assigned.
Functions as a member of team by attending interdisciplinary team conference, support meetings, and other meetings as appropriate.
Assesses each patient and family and caregiver for spiritual needs and concerns in consultation with other team members.
Provides direct chaplaincy service (when accepted) to patients and their families and caregivers of different philosophies and religious perspectives.
Consults, if requested by patient and family, the patient's clergy of choice and advises him and her on admission.
Documents all visits and phone calls and places documentation in clinical record within an appropriate time frame.
Provides counseling as needed and requested.
Provides consultation, counsel, and support to other team members as appropriate.
Assists with training programs and in-services education as requested.
Assists with community education as applicable.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Ordination/Commissioning or Ecclesiastical Endorsement - Default Issuing Body
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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