Company: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
Posted on: May 26, 2023
Give your passion a purpose - join our amazing team!
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, based in Wilmington, NC, is an
award-winning, mission-driven nonprofit hospice and palliative care
provider with a 40-year history of caring for individuals and
families in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South
Carolina. The agency provides care to patients in private
residences, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and its
own three inpatient hospice care centers. We also offer grief care
for adults and children; education and outreach to the community
and healthcare partners; and resources, education, and support to
If you're looking to make a real difference in the lives of people
and families in your community by providing team-focused care, all
while living in a region steeped in scenic and historic beauty,
rich in cultural events, and outstanding outdoor recreation, we
want to hear from you!
What sets us apart in team member benefits verses our
- Benefits that start fast: Health, dental, and vision benefit
coverage starts first of the month following 30 days of eligible
- Work-life balance support, with full time team members earning
27 paid days off in their first year.
- Included Health, a full-service concierge healthcare program,
offering unlimited virtual doctor visits and mental health services
at no cost.
- A generous tuition reimbursement program of up to $5,000 a year
to further your education and grow your career.
- Company paid life and long-term disability insurance.
- 403(b) Retirement Plan with a 50% employer match on the first
4% contributed - and best of all you're fully vested after only
The Hospice Chaplain provides spiritual care services directly to
terminally ill patients and their families in a clinical setting,
and indirectly by way of linkage with local clergy and religious
communities. As a member of the IDT, the Chaplain provides
consultation with team members about spiritual care issues, and
coordinates chaplain services with the team. The Chaplain is also
available to provide community education and consultation,
regarding spiritual care and end of life issues and concerns, when
requested. The Chaplain is responsible for his/her ongoing
continuing education, to assure that skills and knowledge are
enhanced. Performs other duties as assigned.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
- The chaplain is responsible for assessing patient and family
spiritual needs and concerns, developing an appropriate plan of
care in coordination with the client and IDT, and assures that the
services provided are consistent with the pt/family beliefs and
traditions, and that these are in compliance with agency policies
- The chaplain serves as liaison with community clergy and
religious, to assure pt and family needs are met, when outside
support is needed, especially for rituals, sacraments, and the
- Initiates referral for religious ceremonies/ritual creation for
LCFL patients when requested and when available. Assists provider
outreach staff with memorial, remembrance, and/or celebratory
services in the community, in facilities, when requested and
- Provides consultation and education for clients, IDT members,
and the community regarding spiritual needs and end of life
- The chaplain familiarizes him/herself with the spiritual and
cultural beliefs of the patient and family, supports these beliefs,
while maintaining the dignity of the dying patient.
- Assures that required documentation is completed within the
time frames required by LCFL, and that the information in that
documentation is in compliance with the policies and procedures of
the organization. Also, keeps other IDT members appraised of any
changes, needs, or concerns determined by the chaplain.
- Participates in continuing education annually to enhance
chaplain skills and knowledge base.
- Assists with volunteer training, as needed, and assists in
training volunteer chaplains in their role and expectations.
- Organizes and performs work effectively and efficiently.
- Strives to achieve productivity standards of the organization
as they relate to average visits made per day.
- Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance program
- Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with
all members of the team.
- Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction.
- Effectively demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare on a daily basis.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
- Education: Minimum of Bachelor's degree in theology or
divinity, and at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education or
its equivalent. Master's degree preferred. Counseling education is
- Licensure / Certifications: Professional license/certification
preferred, but not required upon employment.
- Experience: Atleast 2 years of experience in pastoral care,
counseling, or the ministry, preferably in a health care
- Essential Technical / Motor Skills: Ability to speak clearly to
communicate with patients and families regarding spiritual care
needs. Literate in the English language. Basic counseling skills,
including the ability to listen and assist severely distressed
individuals on a daily basis. Ability to safely travel throughout
the geographic area. Ability to learn computerized documentation
requirements, using the laptop on a daily basis.
- Interpersonal Skills: Strong team interaction skills. Strong
verbal and written communication skills and listening skills.
Ability to develop positive interactions with team, clients, and
the general public within a short period of time. Highly
- Essential Physical Requirements: Daily riding/driving in the
assigned geographic area. Sitting, walking, climbing stairs,
writing, and using the computer daily. Ability to access
patient/family homes which may have obstacles making access
difficult (i.e. steep stairs, broken sidewalks, dark hallways,
broken down porches, etc.)Self-disciplined, flexible, and positive
- Essential Mental Abilities: Ability to assess client's needs
for chaplain services, formulate care plans, select appropriate
interventions, evaluate the family's response to interventions.
Ability to maintain active attention and to maintain short and long
term memory. Ability to utilize basic mathematics skills. Ability
to organize and complete work assignments within the agency time
- Essential Sensory Requirements: Hearing and sight needed for
driving to/from and accessing homes of clients.
- Exposure to Hazards: Abilities to withstand allergens such as
dust, smoke, cigarette/cigar smoke, fumes. May be exposed to blood
or body fluids. May be exposed to dangerous animals and traffic
hazards while home visiting. May encounter temperature extremes and
- Other - Hours of Work: Hours may include some evening and
weekend work. Generally, the work runs from 8-5, Monday to Friday.
For a 1.0 FTE, the average work week is 40 hours of work.
- Population Served: Families of LCFL patients within a specific
- Driving: Will be required to drive. Must have a valid driver's
license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation. Will be
required to sign a release authorizing HR to check DMV records
every three years. Will be subject to the Safe Driver Policy.
Associated topics: americorps, community and in home participating,
community participating, customer experience, customer service,
program, project, resource worker, resource specialist,
Keywords: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, Wilmington , Hospice Chaplain, Healthcare , Wilmington, North Carolina
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