The Chaplain provides direct spiritual care to patients, families and staff of all ages, including neonates, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. The Chaplain assesses the spiritual needs of patients and families and provides spiritual care in coordination with the patient care team.
The Chaplain completes spiritual assessment and documentation in patient medical record and develops spiritual care plan. The Chaplain participates in spiritual care programs and services offered to staff.
The Chaplain must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college; continuing ecclesiastical endorsement; and four units of Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accredited Clinical Pastoral Education. Graduate theological education is preferred.
Ministry experience within a health care setting is preferred.
The Chaplain must be able to work well as a team member with other health care professionals, and have pastoral skills to function as a competent chaplain appropriate to the age-specific needs of neonates, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Must have knowledge of death, dying, grief, bereavement and of diverse religious practices.
Must be available to be on-call twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. Competent in basic computer skills, including Outlook and Microsoft Word.
Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. Must have ability to maintain positive relationships in dealing with interdisciplinary team. Must be open, flexible, self-reflective, demonstrating sound clinical judgment, accurate spiritual assessment, cultural competence, and documentation.