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Spiritual Care Intern-Chaplain Intern

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As a member of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team and under the direction of the Chaplain, the Intern will assess the spiritual and religious needs of patients and their families, arrange for the provision of spiritual and religious support in accordance with their wishes, and supporting families in the bereavement process. Chaplain Interns provide bereavement counseling to family members as identified.

Working under the clinical supervision of the Supervising Chaplain, who will routinely assess the needs of the Intern and as the Intern becomes increasingly autonomous, may assign the following responsibilities:

1. Complete the spiritual needs assessment of a patient and family when referred by the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

2. Serve as liaison to the patient/family’s community of faith and in response to the needs of patient and family, advise patient/family clergy, or other spiritual caregiver, of the issues related to the terminal illness of the patient.

3. If the patient and family do not have a religious affiliation, but wish to receive pastoral care, provide for spiritual and religious support and services in accordance with the wishes and beliefs of the patient and family.

4. Document the provision of spiritual care.

5. Attend team meetings and participate in the interdisciplinary review of the plan of care for patients and their families.

6. Network with clergy and the lay community to provide information about hospice, and engage them as partners in the care of patients and families.

7. Participate in developing and enhancing the spiritual and religious support services provided by AccentCare Hospice in collaboration with community clergy, laity, and other members of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

8. Provide spiritual counseling services to patients and family members, as needed.

9. Provide education about hospice, spiritual care, death and dying, grief and bereavement, living in the face of death, and other related topics to community groups (civic and religious).

10. Assess the need to offer and facilitate grief support groups in partnership with the Bereavement Committee.

11. Participate and/or facilitate AccentCare Hospice memorial services.

12. Provide bereavement counseling to family members, as identified.

This Intern must be enrolled in seminary, bible college, or some other higher education that requires field placement as a part of their curriculum. If you are interested or would like more information please visit www.accentcare.com or contact our Manager of Volunteer Services, Shelby Steinmetz at (203) 490-1000 or ShelbySteinmetz@AccentCare.com. We look forward to connecting with you.

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About AccentCare


1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1-E, Middlebury, CT 06762, US

Mission Statement

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care and AccentCare have united as one. Together we're reimagining care to transform health care - and our patients' lives - for the better.


AccentCare is a national leader in home health services, personal care services, and hospice care, with innovative partnerships and care models that advance the industry forward. We connect the entire home care continuum - from personal care, medical and non-medical home health, hospice and palliative care, rehabilitation therapy and care management services.

We are driven to provide patients and families with easier access to personalized, high-quality care. AccentCare’s proven operational excellence, paired with compassionate care teams, allows us to deliver consistent, high-quality outcomes for our patients and physician referral partners.

We have the honor of working with more than 60 of the country’s most prestigious health systems, physician practices and joint venture partners to provide care to more than 200,000 patients and their families each year. AccentCare brings together innovation, technology and clinical excellence to reimagine care.


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near your home or office1579 StraitsTurnpikeMiddlebury, CT 06762



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