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|Department:||Hospice - Bereavement Program|
College degree required.
Demonstrated experience in program development and planning.
Excellent listening and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of and commitment to the hospice philosophy.
Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated presentation, verbal, and written communication skills at an advanced level. Computer literate.
Proven ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Possesses current Michigan motor vehicle license, ability to drive a car, and an insured vehicle capable of transport to patient homes or other offices in various weather conditions.
Meets Home Health and Medicare standards as evidenced by criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Meets MHH established requirements for proof of health status. Physically able to lift 35 pounds. Demonstrates ability utilize good body mechanics or lifting techniques to avoid manipulating more than 35 pounds.
Coordinates the assessment and delivery of grief counseling needs and services (one-to-one, groups, and ongoing follow-up) to ensure timely and appropriate services are provided to family and/or caregiver(s).
Guides evaluation and assessment of grief needs and risk factors associated with grief. Assess family response to grief and loss issues.
Participates in Hospice IDT meetings to report on debriefings and/or pre-bereavement contacts.
Consults with Home Care, Palliative Care, Munson Medical Center departments, and community groups on difficult cases and provides team debriefing for those departments upon request.
Provides education on bereavement and grief issues to volunteers, hospice staff, and community in general.
Assists management with decisions surrounding bereavement, social work and spiritual care programs expansion and refinement based upon needs assessments.
Coordinates grief support groups within the community.
Maintains statistics on all functions of the bereavement program.
Records in a timely manner all required documentation surrounding bereavement services in the electronic medical record.
Assists in revision of policy and procedures as dictated by department requirements.
Employees with e-mail are required to maintain proficiency in the basic functions of the program and are also required to regularly check email and keep calendars up to date.
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