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At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals - careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."
The manager is responsible for the effective management of the day-to-day operations of the Pastoral Services Department (including organizing, scheduling, directing, and supporting chaplains and the department). She/he will also provide spiritual care as a chaplain. Working with direct supervisors (mission and pastoral services), the manager will give input into development for the department, including budgeting, educational needs, personnel issues, and evaluations.
Works collaboratively with supervisors, other departments in the facility, system-wide initiatives, and the local ministerial community to ensure quality, spiritual care to patients. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values/charism, and Mercy Service Standards.
Education: : Masters in Divinity, or related studies. Two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and willing to complete four units.
Experience: Two (2) years of recent health care experience
Certifications: Working toward certification with Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC).
Other: Ability for system and collaborative thinking.
Congruence with leadership competencies and the mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Mercy Health System Proficient with computer skills: able to use word processing, email, and computer-based charting. Able to facilitate groups and interactions between staff members and be supportive of co-workers in other departments. Effective verbal and written communication.
Ability to work independently. Good time management skills and able to work under pressure in rapidly changing work environment, dealing with multiple concurrent priorities. Seeks continued education, knowledge of health care delivery systems and regulatory bodies, and performance improvement principles. Able to provide weekend/evening coverage as needed.
Preferred Education: Completed four units of CPE.
Preferred Experience: Five (5) years of healthcare ministry experience with at one or more years of leadership duties
Preferred Certifications: Board Certified Chaplain by either NACC or APC
We Offer Great Benefits:
Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.
At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures.
We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.
What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision.
We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.