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Aveanna Hospice Chaplain Part Time in Springfield, Tennessee

Hospice Chaplain Part Time

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Springfield, TN 37172


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$18.00 - $24.00 per hour

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TheChaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual support services and counseling in accordance with Medicare and state regulations and agency policies.

Schedule: 3 days a week

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensures the delivery of spiritual care services to patients/families and caregivers through personal contact and/or accessing patient/family spiritual counselor.

  • Contacts hospice patient/family within five calendar days of patient/family/caregiver request for chaplain services and completes spiritual assessment on all such requests.

  • Provides spiritual and/or counseling support as stated in the plan of care.

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the development, review and revision of the spiritual/counseling component of patient/family plan of care, including exchange of information, review of problems, assessing effectiveness of interventions and documenting outcomes; updates the spiritual component of the Plan of Care.

  • Contributes to continuity of care and effective communication between hospice team members.

  • Participates in staff orientation of the spiritual aspect of hospice care and issues related to death and dying.

  • Serves as on-call Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor.

  • Makes visits to patients/families as indicated by the plan of care.

  • Participates in and supports community education efforts.

  • Works with staff, clergy, and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness and loss.

  • Provides bereavement follow up services as defined by Willowbrook procedures.

  • Maintains proper documentation of visits to patients/families.

  • Performs occasional liturgical assignments such as the annual memorial service and conducts funeral services as requested.

  • Maintains sound privacy and security practices and prevents privacy or security breaches. If breach occurs, takes corrective action.

Why Join Our Team?

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  • Our care team work together to meet the needs of each patient

  • Nationwide career opportunities where our leaders encourage advancements

  • Our care teams enjoy the flexibility of getting to build rapport with patients to produce the best outcomes

  • We know that our care teams make or break the organization’s success!

Aveanna Healthcare Offers:

  • 401(k) with match

  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits for employees at 30+ hours

  • Tuition Discounts and Reimbursement

  • PTO, Sick Time, and Paid Holidays


  • Able to tolerate being physically active the entire working day.

  • Able to provide appropriate level of assistance in emergency situations.

  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily.

  • Able to carry out fine motor and manual dexterity skills required to perform treatments/care for the assigned caseload.

  • Demonstrates mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements and assure patient safety.

  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the assigned caseload.


  • Previous experience in spiritual counseling.

  • Previous experience in an official ministerial capacity.

  • Understanding of the terminal illness process.

  • An understanding of the dynamics related to death and dying and the grieving process.

  • An understanding of Medicare regulations, and Joint Commission standards governing the delivery of the spiritual support of hospice services.

  • Well organized, with excellent time management and problem- solving skills.

  • Ability to execute a supportive, sensitive approach to staff, patients and families with diverse lifestyles, cultures, beliefs and values.

  • Current, valid Tennessee Drivers License.

  • Proof of automobile insurance coverage.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

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