Palliative Care Bereave Spec.

Date:  Feb 3, 2024

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Allied Health and Clinical Support Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Schedule Type:  Full-Time
Requisition ID:  929686

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose:

Facilitate, plan, and organize all bereavement services for Palliative Care. Focus on identifying the bereaved person’s resources and capacity that will enhance resilience over time with attention on the palliative care client’s primary life-threatening illness and extending to other caregivers/family members where resources allow. Provide accurate and timely information and resources.



Bachelor degree required



Must have 4 yrs of total experience to include:

  • one (1) year experience working with a culturally diverse audience
  • two (2) years experience with grief management, grief counseling, and bereavement counseling
  • one (1) year experience in a healthcare setting.



  • LMSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or board certification as a professional chaplain, child life specialist, grief counseling, or thanatology, required.


Skills or Special Abilities:

  • Ability to perform structure screening and assessment with interventions.
  • Knowledge of bereavement support strategies (pre and post-death)
  • Able to deliver bereavement support.
  • Ability to recruit, orient and train volunteers to support the phases of the grief process.
  • Studies, training, or certificate in Thanatology or Grief Management.
  • Addresses social determinants, applying the appropriate interventions.
  • Utilize creativity and innovation to attain desired outcomes.
  • Use a holistic approach and persist when solving problems.
  • Work in a highly organized manner, capturing and attending to details and the bigger picture.
  • Act with a sense of urgency.
  • Work effectively in an ambiguous environment.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of PC operations and the ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software in a Windows environment.
  • Excellent professional customer service skills and ability to interact with individuals at all organizational levels
  • Organizational skills to successfully manage multiple priorities in a complex work environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to mediate conflict
  • Ability to enhance and expand programming and events
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to effectively convey instructions to staff and volunteers and to delegate responsibilities and assign tasks
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a service-oriented environment
  • Effective time management and attention to detail required
  • Experience working with electronic medical records system preferred
  • Other duties as assigned







Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status. As part of our commitment to our patients and employees’ wellness, Parkland Health is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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