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Spiritual Support Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Heritage onCare Home Health and Hospice

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Position: Spiritual Support Volunteer

Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The spiritual support volunteer provides spiritual support to patients and their families

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  1. Provide spiritual support to patients and families in accordance with the IDT care plan
  2. Understand the limitations of the role of the spiritual support volunteer and refer to Chaplain as necessary
  3. Read from spiritual/religious texts with patients and families when requested, and in accordance with their spiritual beliefs and religious practices
  4. Pray with patient/family when requested, and in accordance with their spiritual beliefs and religious practices
  5. Provide supportive interventions to include emotional support, active listening and life review
  6. Provide other resources such as books, inspirational music, etc.
  7. Complete accurate, objective, timely documentation of volunteer activities
  8. Participates in relevant education activities to provide competent support to patients and caregivers and to promote professional growth.

Position Qualifications

  1. Ability to communicate well with people of diverse background and ages
  2. Applicable experience interacting with dying individuals and their families
  3. Comfortable with death and the dying process
  4. Able to respect confidentiality at all times
  5. Self-motivated, dependable and responsible
  6. Able to work independently
  7. Able to practice proper infection control
  8. Ability to maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries
  9. Able to work in a changing environment
  10. Must be 18 years of age

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About Heritage onCare Home Health and Hospice

Location:

16934 Frances Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68130, US

Mission Statement

Heritage OnCare Hospice will provide personalized, compassionate comfort care to enhance the lives of individuals nearing the end of life, allowing them to live better.

Description

Heritage OnCare provides Hospice care wherever the patient calls home - private residence, nursing home or assisted living community. In collaboration with a patient's physician & Hospice Medical Director, we focus on quality of life using Expert medical care, pain & symptoms management, and emotional & spiritual support.
To care for those who once cared for us is one of life's highest honors. While you are serving others in your role, we want you to know that YOU are the most important asset we have. We could build the most beautiful communities in the world but without our associates and volunteers everything would fall short. Our team members have the distinct privilege of building relationships with those we serve.
Heritage Communities was founded by Farhan Khan, CEO & Nate Underwood President, with the first community, Shalimar Gardens opening in Fremont Nebraska in 2000. Over the past 20+ years we have grown to more than a dozen communities in four different states with over 1,200 associates and volunteers all working toward the same mission of Living Better and upholding the same core values of trust, respect, compassion &fun.
Heritage OnCare is a partner of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. As a partner, we are privileged to care for and honor those who served our country.

CAUSE AREAS

Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Faith-Based, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Omaha, NE 68130

(41.23951,-96.20044)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Elder care
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Psychology

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per month, as needed
  • Medicare does require that volunteers interacting with patients, other volunteers or employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 HOWEVER, we are open to fully remote volunteers.

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