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Hospice Bereavement Coordinator

Company: Amedisys
Location: Rosedale
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Caregiving is our Calling

At Amedisys whether we are caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.

In hospice, you will be a true advocate for patients at the end of life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.

If you are looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and purse your goals for the future join our team.
Hospice Bereavement Coordinator

What You Will Do

Responsible for overall management of a bereavement program. Responsibilities include the planning, implementation, maintenance, and provision of services necessary to patients, identified caregivers, hospice staff, and the community at large. Amedisys bereavement services extend for the time period of the patient's admission to hospice services until at least thirteen months after the death of the patient.

  • Coordinates initial bereavement assessments and plan of care and delivery of anticipatory grief services (one-to-one, groups and on-going follow-up) to ensure appropriate and timely services are provided to family and caregivers, as reflected in the plan of care. Provides updates to the bereavement plan of care as necessary.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary Team meetings and participates in the development of the patient/family/caregiver bereavement and comprehensive plan of care.
  • Coordinates services with the Interdisciplinary Team regarding family/caregiver bereavement needs.
  • Plans for Bereavement Program development, expansion and refinement through annual evaluation of services.
  • Provides bereavement support to hospice personnel coping with work related grief through one-to-one counseling and referral to community resources.
  • Conducts specialized bereavement training and provides oversight for volunteers providing bereavement services.
  • Keeps abreast of bereavement and grief counseling trends and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor degree in social work, psychology, counseling,  and/or  related field.
  • Knowledge of grief and bereavement counseling; unde rstanding of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their caregivers.
  • P astoral education with documented evidence o f training and experience in grief therapy and  bereavement counseling.
  • Three (3)  years' experience  in family and/or individual counseling with additional training in grief  and bereavement.

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.
Benefits and More
Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions
  • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Continuing Education
  • Fleet car for eligible employees

Keywords: Amedisys, Baltimore , Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, Other , Rosedale, Maryland

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