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Hospice Bereavement Coordinator in West Palm Beach, FL at MorseLife Health System

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Express Your Inner Greatness Within a Great Place to Work!

MorseLife Health System is now seeking a Bereavement Coordinator! We invite you to be part of one of the Best Places to work for according to the South Florida Business Journal!

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Hospice Bereavement Coordinator

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The Hospice Bereavement Coordinator provides bereavement counseling, support services and follow up to hospice of the families both concurrently with care and after the death of a loved one. This position will report to the Clinical Director of Hospice.

 

How to make an impact:

 

  • Provides bereavement assessment screenings on patients’ families not followed by other team members.
  • Provides bereavement intervention per Plan of Care with family identified as questionable or at risk for complicated grief and those families of uncomplicated grief not assigned to bereavement volunteers.
  • Assists transdisciplinary teams with the identification of high risk situations and provides assessment and intervention as needed.
  • Participates in transdisciplinary team conferences and keeps team apprised of bereavement assessments and interventions.
  • Assists in identifying anticipatory bereavement risk factors.
  • Facilitates bereavement support groups.
  • Develops materials for Grief newsletter
  • Is available for consultation with staff regarding bereavement matters.
  • Coordinates and implements bi-annual agency Memorial service in collaboration with Spiritual Care Coordinators.
  • Promotes the continued development and utilization of bereavement literature including updated list of community bereavement support groups, individual counseling services, adult and children’s packets.
  • Develops, oversees, evaluates and refines bereavement services, policies, procedures and documentation in collaboration with the hospice team.
  • Is available for emergency situations.
  • Is flexible in meeting patient/family needs and speaking requests that require evenings and weekends.
  • Assists with assigning and supervision of bereavement volunteers.
  • Provides supervision and support to bereavement volunteers.
  • Assists with staff development and support in alternative home settings by providing education and training and facilitates support groups related to grief and loss issues.
  • Provides supportive counseling to community bereaved and appropriate referrals for ongoing counseling as indicated.
  • Provides consultation and education to the community on grief and bereavement. Assists with planning and implementation of memorial services as requested by bereaved or alternative homes.
  • Plans and implements an annual in-service for staff on grief and bereavement
  • Participates in the orientation and training of students, volunteers and new employees.
  • Participates on committees as needed or assigned.
  • Participates in the On-Call rotation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Job Requirements

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Clinical experience or skills relevant to grief and loss; ability to problem solve, make decisions and plan programs.
  • Ability to work within transdisciplinary team approach
  • 2 years’ experience as a music therapist
  • Must possess good organizational skills.