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

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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!


Hospice Bereavement Coordinator


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.