Provides bereavement direction, supervision and support to patients/families served by the Mayo Hospice Program and to program staff and volunteers. Develops, implements and supervises the bereavement program and the delivery of related services including community grief support groups and other community outreach events or programs. Manages funds for the support and development of the bereavement program in collaboration with the Hospice Manager. Provides direct counseling and support to patients and families as part of the bereavement program services. Evaluates bereavement activities and services. Adheres to mandated federal and state rules and national standards of hospice providers including the maintenance of required records. Educates and trains program staff and volunteers, and community members in efforts to effectively address grief and loss efforts in a timely and meaningful manner. Plans and coordinates hospice program bereavement events.
Master’s degree in nursing, counseling, social work, psychology, OR Master’s degree in Divinity, Theology or equivalent. Minimum of three to five years related clinical experience in the areas of life-threatening and chronic illness, grief and loss. Clinical experience in individual, family and group therapy.
Additional Qualifications :
Teaching skills and knowledgeable of adult learning principles. Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interact with all ages and diversities. Strong organizational and delegation skills. Computer skills using MS Word. Supervisory experience preferred. Possession or willingness to achieve Certification in Thanatology or comparable grief support certification is preferred.
License or Certification :
Licensed or license eligible at the highest level by the applicable state licensing board: Nurses – current RN license by applicable state requirements and a current APRN license by applicable state requirements; Social Workers – current MN LICSW licensure; Psychologists – LGPC or LCPC Certification in a specialty field such as psychiatric and mental health, family, or death and dying is preferred. Current Minnesota driver’s license.
Chaplains eventually need to be board certified in 3-5 years.
Site Description :
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Schedule Details :
Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm; possible occasional evening and weekends events.
Weekend Schedule :
possible occasional evening and weekends events.