Hospice Bereavement CoordinatorJob Location: Westerly, RI Apply Via Application Submit Resume and Cover Letter
Hospice Bereavement Coordinator
Masonicare Home Health & Hospice - Westerly, RI
32 hours a week
Assess and provide to bereaved families such services which promote the optimum progression of grief. Refer families to community agencies as needed. Provide education to hospice staff, partnering facilities and community on areas related to grief and bereavement. Complete documentation and all aspects of bereavement program in assigned service area in compliance with regulations and program parameters of hospice organization. May coordinate and oversee volunteer participation in hospice bereavement program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides psychosocial assessment for grieving and soon to be bereaved families referred for service.
- Provides grief education and/or counseling. Refers families to appropriate community agencies based on consultation and/or coordination with other related services.
- With input from the hospice team and family members, completes bereavement assessment and develops treatment plan for appropriate intervention for hospice patient/families that will continue into the bereavement period
- Coordinates and confers with the other team members on a regular basis on progress and changes in the plan of care.Participates in regular conferences with team members and supervisors.Reviews reports prepared by any team member involved in bereavement contacts.
- Prepares clinical and progress notes on contacts made with hospice patients/families.
- Collaborates with management to better educate the community at large about the bereavement process and to raise the level of awareness of the communal obligation to those bereaved.
- Participates in in-service programs for volunteers and staff.
- Available to provide on-call counseling support after hours.
- Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition.
- Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education & medical requirements.
- Performs other duties as required
Education: Master’s Degree preferred; Bachelor's Degree considered with relevant experience or certification in related field.
Experience: Formal education in health/human services; social work or other area of counseling, or theology with relevant experience. Experience with oversight of volunteers in health field setting. Experience or education in grief or loss counseling.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current Drivers’ License and Auto Insurance