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Chaplain Per Diem Days Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital

at Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Posted: 10/17/2018
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 1805040554
Keywords: hospital, health

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: 
Provides coordination of services to meet patients, families and staff's spiritual needs in a cost-effective manner. Participates in a collaborative process which assesses plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates options and services to meet spiritual needs. 
Skills Required: Leadership; communication and teaching; organizational; interpersonal; team building and collaboration; spiritual assessment; interviewing; documentation; identification of potential risk situations or potential liability, flexibility for multi-site ministry. 

POSITION DUTIES: 
-Initiates pastoral contacts with patients and families and offer spiritual/emotional support regarding present illness and its impact on the patient's life, i.e., able to identify and work with grief and loss issues. 
-Assists patients and families regarding religious, spiritual and cultural practices during their hospital stay. Includes identifying usefulness of religious rituals as part of the healing process. 
-Accompanies patients, families, as is appropriate in End of Life Care issues; working with issues of forgiveness, reconciliation, guilt, anxiety, etc. 
-Performs full spiritual assessments that are meaningful to patients and staff. 
-Ensures that patients, families and staff can access a chaplain and be able to have their spiritual/religious needs met. 
-Demonstrates ability to discern the spiritual issues of patients, their support persons, and staff, and to provide appropriate and effective support. 
-Demonstrates understanding of major bioethical principles, facilitates bioethical decision making. 
- Understands and articulates the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. 
- Maintains confidentiality in managing information, re: patients, their support persons, and hospital staff. 
-Understands and utilizes principles of crisis intervention. 



Qualifications

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 
Education Required:
 (from accredited institutions) 
Ordination and ecclesiastical endorsement by one's religious superior. For Catholic priests, endorsement by the Ordinary of the Diocese. 

Preferred: Masters in Theology, Spirituality, Pastoral Studies or Master of Divinity. 

Certificates Required: Certification or pursuing certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or National Association of Jewish Chaplains, with 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education, or its equivalent. 

Preferred: Prior experience in hospital ministry. 

Preferred: Bilingual (Spanish and English)
 
Knowledge Required: Quality improvement process, related health care practices and standards; knowledge and competency in providing spiritual care for patients of diverse faith traditions from infancy thru the geriatric population, current practices, issues and regulations involved in transition planning; spiritual aspects of health care; professional and regulatory standards 

Technology Required: Basic computer skills, personal technology tools, and awareness of current use of technology in related field. 

Preferred:
 Advanced computer skills, technology of the specialty. 

Other Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, weekends and/or holidays and take call schedule as required.