Chaplain – Home Health & Hospice | Casual

Dalaney Tuholski

 Position Summary

The Chaplain is responsible for the provision and coordination of pastoral, spiritual and chaplain services to hospice patients and their families. The Chaplain is to identify pastoral and spiritual resources in the community and to coordinate these to assure that denominational preferences are met. Works under the direction of the hospice social worker who reviews overall effectiveness through analysis of reports and conferences with the Chaplain and core members of the IDT.

Provides spiritual and emotional care to terminally ill patients and their families as well as grief support to the family after the death of the patient.  Ability to work with people of various religious faiths and cultures.  Responsible for being a part of bereavement programs, including social activities, groups and trainings.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Promotes the mission, vision and values of the BMHD.

IDT Role/Responsibility:

  • Participation in the establishment of the Plan of Care.
  • Provision or supervision of hospice care and services.
  • Periodic review and updating of the Plan of Care.
  • Establishment of policies governing the day-to-day provision of hospice care and services.
  • Performs spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program and assure services are rendered in a timely manner.
  • Develops plan of care with patient and family to meet identified spiritual needs.
  • Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers
  • Participates weekly as a member of the IDT and the Care Team meetings which:
    • Evaluates the appropriateness of new admissions, identifies problems and develops a plan of care for each hospice patient/family.
    • Evaluates the course of established patients, identifies new problems, and modifies the plan of care as needed.
  • Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
  • Assumes responsibility for supervision of pastoral and spiritual care services to patient/families.
  • Assists in the ongoing process of monitoring the spiritual content of the hospice program.
  • Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance program, and policies and procedures review and revision.
  • Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary team on spiritual care.
  • Provides funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications, attending webinars, establishing professional networks, participates in professional organizations.
  • Any additional duties pertaining to the daily operations of the Hospice as assigned by the Hospice Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Maintains self-motivation and sustains a high level of momentum.
  • Able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both in written and oral form.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Proven presentation skills.
  • Expresses excellent judgment, discretion and decision making abilities.
  • Maintains a sensitive, fair and impartial approach to dealing with employees.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and positive patient experience.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, CMS, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), and continued readiness related to healthcare or hospital standards.
  • Ability to prioritize, highly organized.

Education, Experience & Certification/Licensure


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 2 years’ experience serving in a spiritual advisor (i.e. clergy or chaplain) role.
    • Pastor
    • Elder
    • Member in Good Standing
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by American Heart Association (AHA).
    • MUST obtain within 60days of hire.
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Community Resources knowledge
  • Masters of Divinity

For More Information, Contact

Dalaney Tuholski, Human Resources Recruiter | 541-640-6901

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

For more information on our area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Discover John Day pages at: and