"I have peace of mind knowing hospice is always available to help and is here to maintain my quality of life."

Pauline Salazar, Hospice Patient
Bakersfield, CA

Optimal Hospice Foundation


Spiritual Counselor


The Spiritual Counselor is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/caregivers. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills to support patient care appropriate to the age of the patient served.  The Spiritual Counselor must be a graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology or appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry.  Is also responsible for accurate and timely documentation of the counseling provided in the clinical record. Must work cooperatively and effectively with the interdisciplinary team, other community Chaplains and spiritual counselors.  Assists with education, support, and consultation to the interdisciplinary team on spiritual care. 

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