Position will sit at one of the Regional Ministries located in Albany, NY, Hartford CT, Syracuse, NY or Philadelphia region.
The Director Spiritual Care (DSC) is responsible for the oversight of Spiritual Care services within a designated Administrative Service Area (ASA) and is the primary link between system-wide Spiritual Care strategies and the implementation of those strategies across the ASA. The DSC directs the work of Spiritual Care Managers throughout the ASA. The DSC collaborates with the Vice-President of Spiritual Care and other DSC colleagues in the development of system-wide Spiritual Care policies; directs, measures, and evaluates the effectiveness of the implementation of these policies within the ASA. The DSC collaborates with the Mission Strategy Partner within the ASA to assure the alignment of Spiritual Care efforts with other Mission activities. The DSC reports directly to Trinity Health's VPSC.
Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
Connects Spiritual Care strategy with Spiritual Care implementation within the ASA through close collaboration with Spiritual Care Mangers, Local Mission Leaders and the Mission Strategy Partner.
Assures Spiritual Care policies, initiatives and programs are aligned with Trinity Health's Priority Strategic Aims (PSAs).
Promotes Trinity Health Spiritual Care standards of practice, holding Spiritual Care Managers accountable for performance expectations.
Oversees, evaluates, and, when necessary, intervenes with Spiritual Care Managers and local inter-professional leaders to achieve local strategy implementation.
Provides guidance and consultation to the Local Mission Leaders and Spiritual Care Managers regarding the effective achievement of essential/standard work.
Oversees the regular assessment and improvement cycle of local Spiritual Care operations in collaboration with Spiritual Care Mangers. Provides fiduciary guidance to the operating priorities of the ASA.
Collaborates with and advocates for Spiritual Care Managers to ensure the availability of resources necessary to accomplish strategies including on-going professional development.
Leads the full talent development process for Spiritual Care as it impacts the ASA, in concert with the VPSC and after consultation with the Spiritual Care Managers.
Oversees and provides guidance ACPE Educators, integrating and aligning ongoing Spiritual Care education into the planning, practice, and evaluation of Spiritual Care ministries.
Collaborates with the VPSC and with ACPE Educators in designing, implementing, and updating a system-wide strategic plan for CPE, which may include chaplaincy research and chaplaincy continuing education.
Promotes advanced practice chaplaincy specializations.
Promotes programs of ongoing personal formation and work-life balance.
Plans and oversees programs of workplace spirituality, such as inter-professional education about spirituality, and inter-professional training for spiritual distress screening and referral practices.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.
As a Trinity Health Leader, the incumbent is expected to demonstrate leadership traits which support our Mission Statement and Core Values as identified below:
Mission Statement: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
Reverence: We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.
Commitment to Those who are Poor: We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable.
Justice: We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of Earth.
Stewardship: We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial and natural resources entrusted to our care.
Integrity: We are faithful to those we say we are
Must possess a comprehensive knowledge and expertise in healthcare chaplaincy as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) via one of the following licensing groups: APC, CASC, NACC, or NAJC, including completion of a Master of Divinity (MDiv) or an equivalent degree from an Association of Theology School accredited seminary or divinity school along with completion of 4 units (1600 hours) of ACPE accredited education. A Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) or other earned doctoral degree within the field is preferred.
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the area of Spiritual Care, including three (3) to five (5) years of healthcare chaplaincy leadership experience developing strategy, leading teams, projects and initiatives, and interfacing with executive leadership. An equivalent combination of experience may be considered.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Effective public speaking and presentation skills.
Demonstrated proficiency and expertise to identify, evaluate and articulate operational and educational opportunities and risks, business needs/gaps, and understand customer/stakeholder interests.
Ability to facilitate and lead one-on-one or large group development sessions. Strong human relations, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with Mission Leaders and internal stakeholders.
Expertise in project leadership, process improvement, budgetary management, as well as strong analytical skills required.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and ability to develop spreadsheets, graphical presentations, reports and summaries.
Strong knowledge of organization policies, procedures and processes.
Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.
Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Trinity Health.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Must be able to set and organize own work priorities, and adapt to them as they change frequently. Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles.
Must be able to travel within the Administrative Service Area and to the various Trinity Health sites (20-50% of time) as needed.
Must possess the ability to comply with Trinity Health policies and procedures
Internal Number: 00271942
About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 90 hospitals, as well as 100 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2 million visits annually.