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Bereavement Coordinator

Company: Compassus
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Bereavement Coordinator is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the 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 company, among all departments, and all external stakeholders. The Bereavement Coordinator is a hospice-trained interdisciplinary team member who oversees an organized program to ensure grief counseling for the bereaved. S/he is responsible to develop and deliver a program of bereavement support and counseling that is available to patients during their hospice care and to the bereaved family members of patients for at least 1 year after the death of the patient. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Participates as a member of the IDT, including development and implementation of the plan of care.
  • Works with the hospice Social Worker in the completion and analysis of the pre-bereavement risk assessment and care plan development for the patient and the family.
  • Promotes and supports assessment of bereavement risk factors at admission and throughout the hospice patient's care.
  • Develops and implements the bereavement plan of care after the death of the patient.
  • Identifies the needs of non-family caregivers, including staff and residents at nursing facilities where the patient may have resided, and ensures bereavement support for them.
  • Assists in identifying the need for intervention of other IDT members.
  • Effectively communicates patient and family needs to IDT.
  • Provides education about bereavement services to members of the IDT.
  • Prepares reports, in-services, and other documents to demonstrate the value and effectiveness of the bereavement program as requested.
  • Delivers high quality bereavement support, either with internal resources or through outreach to community resources when needed.
  • Develops, organizes and delivers grief support groups either independently or in association with other grief support resources in the community.
  • Maintains a resource library of materials appropriate to various bereaved individuals, including those with high-risk or disenfranchised grief - provides materials as part of routine bereavement contacts and upon request.
  • Works with Volunteer Coordinator to identify opportunities for volunteers to participate in bereavement support activities.
  • Attends and participates in community events, promoting Compassus and the universal need for grief and bereavement support.
  • Develops and performs public service announcements regarding grief and bereavement.
  • Provides bereavement counseling and support, based on personal qualifications, when needed.
  • Develops and delivers memorial services for program patients.
  • Develops and supports delivery of memorial services for patients of nursing facilities served by the program.
  • Participates in funeral or other memorial services if requested by family.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Education and/or Experience
    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • Bachelor's or higher degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Theology, Divinity, or equivalent field strongly preferred.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the provision of grief, loss and/or bereavement support for individuals and families required. Equivalent combination of specialized training, education and experience will be considered.
      • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.
      • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders, colleagues, investors, and external parties. Strong written and verbal communications.
      • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English. Articulates and embraces hospice philosophy. Clinical experience or training related to death, dying, and bereavement. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends.
        State SpecificCalifornia
        • Evidence of experience and/or education in dealing with issues of grief and loss.
          • Evidence of experience or education in counseling individuals dealing with issues of grief and loss.
            • Licensed professional counselor (LPC) or Licensed social worker (LMSW, LCSW), or education/ experience specific to the counseling of individuals dealing with grief and loss.
              • Minimum requirements:
                * Bachelor's degree in psychology, or
                * Bachelor's degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, or
                * Bachelor's degree in counseling; or
                * Evidence of equivalent of any of the above in education, plus training in the spiritual care of the dying and end of life issues
                New Hampshire
                • Minimum requirements:
                  * Bachelor's degree in an applicable field such as theology of education, psychology, or counseling; AND
                  * Completed 8 additional hours in death, dying, grief, or bereavement.Physical Demands and Work Environment: 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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases through working with clinical caregivers. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
                  At Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our Pillars of Success. We are committed to creating a fair work environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, highly valued, and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.Estimated salary range $11.94 - $33.88 / hour. Actual salary will vary by geographic location and experience.

Keywords: Compassus, Round Rock , Bereavement Coordinator, Other , Round Rock, Texas

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