Monthly Archives: August 2015

Now Hiring: Spiritual Counselor

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

THA Group’s Island Hospice has an immediate opening for a Spiritual Counselor to provide spiritual support to patient/family in their belief system, in a manner consistent with Hospice policy and procedure. The Spiritual Counselor is in an integral position on the Interdisciplinary Team and provides support to team members.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assesses the hospice patient/family to identify spiritual needs and develops a Plan of Care in accordance with the findings.
  2. Participates in the development and implementation of the Plan of Care to ensure quality and continuity of care.
  3. Works with staff, clergy, and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness and loss.
  4. Performs occasional liturgical assignments such as the Annual Service of Remembrance, and conducts or makes arrangements for funeral or memorial service when asked by families.
  5. Makes contact with clergy or appropriate representatives of patients/families as indicated.
  6. Demonstrates commitment, professional growth and competency.
  7. Promotes Agency philosophy, mission statement and administrative policies to ensure quality of care.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, TRAITS:

  • Exhibition of good communication skills, attention to guest relations and focus on customers.
  • Contribution to a positive work climate and to the overall team effort of the department in a manner, which exemplifies the values, and philosophy of the organization.
  • Adherence to department and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Demonstration of environmental awareness in work area and organization.

EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology or appropriate certification in pastoral ministry.
  2. Two (2) years experience in personal counseling.
  3. One (1) year experience in group counseling preferred.
  4. Excellent human relation and oral/written communication skills; time management and organization skills, must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  5. Reliable transportation with proof of liability insurance, valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  6. Reliable transportation with proof of liability insurance, valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Reports to:  AVP, Hospice
Travel Required:  No overnight; local travel only
Work Schedule:   Monday-Friday

Qualified candidates should submit a resume to Talent Management, 3 W. Perry Street, Savannah, GA 31401 or opportunities@thagroup.org.

Maggies Cares: Beat the Heat

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Are you hot? I sure am! They don’t call these the “Dog Days of Summer” for no reason! When your body can’t cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature, heat stress may occur. As I get older, I find that I am more sensitive to heat and humidity. Similarly, older humans are more prone to heat stress for several reasons. According to the CDC:

  • They don’t adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature.
  • They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat.
  • They are more likely to take prescription medicines that impair the body’s ability to regulate its temperature or that inhibit perspiration.

To protect yourself from heat-related stress, follow these tips: Continue reading