Rev. Dorothy A. Grant
An ordained pastor, educator, and dedicated Chaplain seeking to provide spiritual care for patients their families in healthcare or community settings.
A spiritual care practitioner for palliative, hospice and diverse populations in hospital and community setting for over 20 years.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Outstanding worship Leader
Strong Oral and written communication Skills
Program Development, Implementation
Volunteer Recruitment and Training
Organised and self Motivated
Non anxious presence in difficult times
MS Office Suite, Photography and Video editing
WORK HISTORY - RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
CHAPLAIN / SPIRITUAL CARE CLINICAL SUPERVISOR 2014 – Present
HOPE INSTITUTE HOSPITAL JAMAICA - 60 bed Oncology Hospital with Palliative Hospice Care MAY PEN PUBLIC HOSPITAL JAMAICA - 300 bed general hospital
Provide spiritual assessment and care of patients and families, caregivers, , employees in emergency department, intensive care, and palliative care, critical decisions unit, paediatric ward, orthopaedics, hospice, and general patient care units within
Organize and facilitate spirituality courses for Chaplains and spiritual Care workers (SCW) to address spiritual distress and moral injury for patients and their families who are suffering as a result of their diagnosis and illness.
Provide extensive support to administrative and healthcare staff by ensuring their medical readiness and professional training were compassionate and collaborative and complied with best practices.
Serve as Team Leader for Hope and May Pen hospitals palliative medicine project by facilitating the delivery of clinical trials and teaching sessions
Assume a lead role in coordinating the continuous professional development Medical, Nursing and Pharmaceutical staff in conducting spiritual screening of patients
Train, lead, and supervise 15 volunteer spiritual Care workers and chaplains to work within the hospital
HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN 2012 – 2014 ST JOHN EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL NY 257-bed facility densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County, New York.
Delivered compassionate collaborative spiritual care and pastoral response in numerous crises from patient’s illness - deaths in Emergency Department, Critical care and Intensive care units.
Employed superior leadership skills in planning rituals and spiritual care activities for general hospital population regarding clinical assignments, duty schedule and training
Presented valuable insight as member of Health Ethics Committee regarding, Jehovah’s Witness treatment concerns, improvement of patient education, informed consent, communication of Do Not “Attempt” to Resuscitate orders, fertility, infant medical cases, and other complicated questions that contain both moral and ethical implications.
Completed 4 units of the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as a CPE resident
Researched and authored a paper “Enhancing Palliative Care at St John’s Hospital” presenting a pathway to provide spirituality as a dimension of care.
Made major contributions in drafting a manual for “precepting” new CPE residents
CHAPLAIN ON CALL 2003 TO 2012
PHILLIP FUNERAL SERVICES JAMAICA W.I
Provided pastoral care to hospice team members, patients and families
Performed funerals and visited the sick
Facilitated forums on bereavement and grief counselling
Guided worship services and support groups in various settings
Plan and led annual memorial services for family of deceased patients
MINISTER OF RELIGION 1986-2018
UNITED CHURCH – JAMAICA
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA – NEW YORK PRESBYTERY
Led worship services and administered several religious services, such as rites and sacraments along with baptisms, memorial ceremonies, and funerals.
Provided leadership and pastoral care to multiple parishes including Falmouth United Jamaica, Mt Morris Ascension, New York, Church of the Nazarene NY
Provided pastoral care to parishioners of all ages, visited the sick at home, and in the hospitals.
Initiated and expanded the church’s outreach ministry and developed an effective Christian education program
Efficiently accomplished additional tasks, such as serving on School boards and community councils
EXTERNAL VERIFIER – 2006 – 2012
CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON
Conduct approval visits for organizations to ensure quality assurance and compliance with company standards
Help centres to develop internal assessment and evidence evaluation systems that are fair, reliable, accessible and non-discriminatory
Monitor internal quality assurance systems and sampling by direct observation, assessment activities, methods and records and interpret standards to promote best practice.
Provide prompt, accurate and constructive feedback to all relevant parties on the operation of centers assessment systems.
LECTURER IN PSYCHOLOGY 2000-2003 INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF THE CARIBBEAN KINGSTON JAMAICA W.I
Lecturer in Psychology
Practicum Group Supervisor
TEACHER /DEAN OF STUDENTS 1993 - 2000
BOARD OF EDUCATION BROOKLYN N. Y.
Supervised and developed educational goals for educational disadvantaged children.
Designed and implemented plan to impact instruction, discipline and character development
Led strategic effort on task forces for safety, wellness, and emergency planning
Implemented systems to organize student records, pupil census and attendance policies and procedures
PHD CANDIDATE Clinical Pastoral Counselling - Colorado Theological Seminary
MASTER OF DIVINITY - United Theological college of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica ( pending) CHAPLAIN RESIDENT, CPE Four Units, St John’s Episcopal Hospital, New York. – 2012
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY United Theological College -West Indies – Jamaica W.I/ Queens Theological Seminary- Ontario Canada. -1986
DIPLOMA IN MINISTERIAL STUDIES - 1986
TEACHERS’ CERTIFICATE Church Teachers College Mandeville, Jamaica - 1981
Listening and Responding skills in Chaplaincy Care
Spiritual care as a Core competence in Palliative Care medicine
Navigating Ethical challenges in Palliative Care
Dementia Care - Non medical interventions
Grief and Bereavement Pastoral Crisis Intervention with persons with Dementia
Spiritual Care communication and Techniques
Self-care in Hospice chaplaincy
Symptom Management Dyspnea, : Nausea and Vomiting,: Fatigue and Cachexia
Psychiatric Issues: Depression and Anxiety Delirium and Dementia
Medicinal Cannabis in Palliative Care
Chaplain Caregiver support & family dynamics
Jamaica Association of Palliative Care
Jamaica Cancer Research Institute (JACRI)
STRide Dementia Awareness
Health Care Chaplaincy Network, New York (HCCN)
Spiritual Care Association – New York
Jamaica Association of Professional Chaplains
Bradley Edwards, MD
Senior Medical Officer, May en Hospital,
Telephone: 876 382-5914
Dingle Spence, MD
Senior Medical Officer, Hope Institute Hospital Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Medicine, University of the West Indies,
Kingston, Jamaica Telephone: 876 869-9864
Rev Oliver Daley, Minister of Religion, United Church of Jamaica and Cayman Islands,
Telephone: 876 633-3373 /5592082
Dr. Gary Budhoo-Fletcher Staff Chaplain, Jamaica Constabulary Force, Jamaica Telephone: 876 551-6309