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Provides emotional care to terminally ill patients and their families as well as grief support to the family after the death of the patient. Ability to work with people of various religious faiths and cultures. Responsible for developing bereavement programs and overseeing current programs, including social activities and workshops.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acts as liaison between Hospice and community services.
Responds to the mental, social and emotional needs of terminally ill patients and their families.
Functions well as part of the interdisciplinary team.
Provides bereavement services to hospice patients, family, friends or other community members as appropriate.
Assists family in understanding the grief process.
Gives referrals to family for community grief support groups.
Allows patient and family to voice their concerns, fears and feelings.
Responsive to patient's desires and condition.
Addresses and supports cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Master's Degree in social work, Masters in Counseling, or related field preferred.
A bachelors or master's degree with experience in program development.
Experience working with children and teens is preferred.
Emotional and mental maturity.
Valid state driver's license and reliable automobile, current automobile insurance and be willing to operate personal car necessitated by nature of job.
Has an ability to multi-task, manage projects and grants, and meet deadlines.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.