Job ID: 289888500  |  Last Updated: 7/14/2020

PRN Palliative Care Program Chaplain

Kaiser Permanente - The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Applicant Contact
Margaret Dixon
Recruitment Services Coordinator
(404) 364-7080
(404) 364-4984
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Kaiser Permanente/ The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) isseeking aPalliative Care Chaplain for a PRN position with our palliative care program to provide pastoral, spiritual and religious care to patients, caregivers, families and staff and visitors of all faiths or no faith belief. They will also provide specialized resources in matters of spirituality, religion and variable beliefs and offer experiential knowledge, assistance and advice whenever needed within the department.

This position will support the inpatient palliative care teams at both Emory St. Joseph's and Emory Midtown hospitals, as needed, every other weekend.

The ideal candidate should have a bachelors degree in psychology, religion or related field, valid Georgia drivers license and one unit of clinical pastoral education with at least two years experience in a healthcare setting (including CPE hours).

Additional requirements are listed below.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Knowledge of community resources required
Preferred Education and Experience Requirements:

Masters in Divinity preferred
Board Eligible or board certified
5 units of CPE
Experience in hospice, palliative care or home health environment
Major Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Performs spiritual assessment of the member/family as part of the initial screening. This will be done through the use of providers and hospital records, contact with the member/family, significant others, caregivers, hospital chaplains, patient/family religious leaders and current medical caregivers (if permitted by member).
Shares important psychosocial/spiritual issues/ or concerns identified during assessment with the team prior to team meeting.
Will assist ICMs in problem solving and difficult cases for PC patients.
Works closely with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate care services to PC patients.
Discusses end of life planning with the patient and/ or family and supports the end of life decision making process.
Assist patient/family in completing the end of life documents.
Explore family conflict and provide emotional support as necessary.
Develops and maintains an awareness of how to report compliance issues and concerns.
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is one of Georgias largest independent, physician-owned, multi-specialty medical groups. More than 600 physicians and200 associate practitioners work together in a unique integrated care modelto provide high-quality care to over 300,000 Kaiser Permanente members. Care is delivered at 26 medical offices featuring state-of-the-art equipment, labs, imaging services, and pharmacies. We also provide surgical services and around the clock care at some of the areas top hospitals.

TSPMG offers a competitive salary, a generous retirement package, paid time off, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, long and short-term disability, relocation allowance, and more. We also offer numerous clinical and non-clinical learning opportunities and physician leadership development.

Atlanta, our home for more than 30 years, is a thriving metropolis that blends southern charm with modern art, music and culture. Learn more aboutour beautiful southern city at

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We maintain a drug and nicotine free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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