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Position Summary: The Hospice Bereavement Counselor, in conjunction with the bereavement team, is responsible for developing and implementing the bereavement program and for providing direct anticipatory grief, bereavement, and follow-up care to Hospice patients and survivors in accordance with the interdisciplinary team plan of care, the bereavement plan of care, regulatory guidelines, and Agency policies and procedures. This is a professional level position working with limited supervision. Work situations vary from daily routine functions to specialized work that requires organization, attention to detail, discretion, good judgment, independent thinking and decision making, and exceptional customer service skills. Internal contacts include staff and management throughout the Agency. External contacts include patients, families, physicians, outside agencies, vendors, and community members.
Minimum Requirements: Home health or hospice experience preferred.
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Masters Degree or greater in the area of counseling or related field required Current CPR Current Washington State Drivers License and auto insurance per state law
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.