Open Ministry Opportunities

Ministry Opportunity Details

  Expiration Date: 7/23/2013

Name of Church or Agency:   Mission Hospice and Home Care
1670 S. Amphlett Blvd. #300 
San Mateo,  CA  94402
Denomination:   None
Governing Body:  
Phone:   650 554-1000
Available Position:   Chaplain
Position Type:   Non-Ordained
Position Focus:   Hospice Chaplain
Ministry Experience:   Not Applicable
Employment Status:   Part Time

Contact Information

Contact Name:   Rev. Linda Siddall
Contact Phone:   650 554-1000
Contact Address:   1670 S. Amphlett Blvd. #300
San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact Email:
Role in Position Search:   Director of Spiritual Care

Ministry Opportunity Description

Patient Care:
 Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary hospice care team.
 Assesses the patient’s and family’s initial and ongoing spiritual strengths and needs to alleviate spiritual suffering.
 Provides comfort and peace through the use of prayer, meditation, guided visualization, complementary therapies, spiritual/pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, music, and appropriate rites/rituals, as needed.
 Arranges for community clergy assistance, when appropriate.
 Treats all patients/families, religious or nonreligious, without judgment or bias, helping them to review the meaning of their lives and to find a meaningful spiritual expression in their experience of loss.
 Contributes spiritual expertise in the development and updating of patient Plans of Care.
 Assists with planning and officiating at the patient’s funeral, memorial, or burial service at the patient’s or family’s request.
 Charts clearly, accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with the patient’s Plan of Care.
 Does not proselytize, convert, save souls, or behave in any way that disrespects the patient’s and families spiritual or religious belief system.

 Assists as a spiritual leader and resource for staff and volunteers.
 Remains current on matters of chaplaincy, spirituality, and religion through continuing education, professional organizations, etc.
 Serves on various internal committees.
 Meets all timelines.
 Assists with other organizational needs, as required.

Community Outreach:
 Helps plan and participates in community outreach programs, such as being part of the Speaker’s Bureau, leading workshops offered to the community, and serving on the appropriate panels or boards.
 Maintains effective working relationships with spiritual and/or religious organizations for coordinating patient and family spiritual care, and for maintaining the organization’s visibility in the community.


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