Company: Compassus ( Learn More )

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4 Year Degree
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Job Description

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At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.


The Chaplain is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Hospice Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The Chaplain is a hospice-trained individual who provides spiritual support to patients and the members of the family.  S/he may be a priest, minister, rabbi or other individual with experience in spiritual support.  The hospice chaplain is not intended to replace the patient's own clergy, but to provide spiritual support and help. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.


  • Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and objectives.  
  • Promotes a positive working relationship between agency and corporate personnel.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, educational programs and community events, as requested.
  • Promotes hospice philosophy.
  • Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
  • Provides spiritual support in matters relating to patient and family care.
  • Counsels in accordance with patient’s and family’s beliefs.
  • Submits written reports of all contacts with the hospice patient and family, or of any volunteer activity, in a timely manner.
  • Acts as liaison with the clerical community to interpret the needs of the hospice patient and family, and helps recruit clerical volunteers for the hospice.
  • Supports the patient and family in working through the stages of death, grief, and bereavement.
  • Maintains respect for the family's environment and belief systems, and remains nondiscriminatory regarding age, race, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, and other personal matters.
  • Functions as a team member by attending interdisciplinary team meetings, contributing to the development of the Plan of Care, and participating in the in-service programs to keep informed about current information pertinent to the volunteer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    College degree, Clinical Pastoral Education and/or equivalent experience. Degree preferred in counseling or divinity.

    State specific education:

  • Missouri-ordained, commissioned or credentialed according to the practices of an organized religious group and has completed  one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE); or has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in counseling or related subjects and has, within ninety days of hire, completed specific training to include: common spiritual issues in death and dying; belief systems of comparative religions related to death and dying; spiritual assessment skills; individualizing care to patient beliefs; and varied spiritual practices/rituals.
  • Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or colleagues of organization. .  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions one-on-one and from groups of patients, families or colleagues. Ability to counsel patient and family and assists local clergy in rendering pastoral care.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.

    Computer Skills

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office

    Other Qualifications

    Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy. Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all patient records. Good communication skills. Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends.

    Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

    Divinity Degree or equivalent graduate degree. Clinical Pastoral Education preferred. Driver’s license and auto liability insurance required.

    Other Skills and Abilities

    Strong skills in counseling the terminally ill and his/her family. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Must be able to travel. A positive, compassionate, and empathetic attitude. Ability to understand, read, write and speak English.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The colleague is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to stand. The colleague must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases. Circumstances can be unpredictable and high stress.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  Frequent driving is required.Join our Talent Network at the link below to stay up to date on our current openings.

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