Responding to the healing mission of Jesus and the tradition of Catherine McAuley to serve the poor and sick person, we participate in meeting the health needs of the community. Pastoral Services assists the patient, family, and personnel in meeting their spiritual, social, and emotional needs during a time of illness, injury or stress and will minister to all persons, regardless of their belief system.
Completed Masters-level work in Theology, Ministry, Counseling, Divinity or related field
Four units of CPE recognized by Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)
Experience: One year of health care chaplaincy experience (may include CPE experience)
Certifications: Eligible for certification or in process to become Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) by APC or NACC
Compassion and respect the dignity of each person regardless of their cultural, religious, lifestyle choices or age Good communication and listening skills and able to be present to others
Ability to minister to the whole person with an emphasis on the spiritual
Responds with respect, graciousness, kindness and spiritual comfort
Ability to work independently in the context of a strong pastoral team and in cooperation with the interdisciplinary clinical team to provide quality services resulting in high patient satisfaction.
Able to work in emotional and stressful situations
Advocates for patient, family member or co-worker when the need arises
Uses computer systems, pagers, and telephone systems effectively
Ability to work in crisis and trauma situations and with multiple priorities
Able to be a self-starter, work with high degree of initiative, but also participate in teams within and beyond the department.
Preferred Experience: Depending on local needs, any of the following could be preferred for a Board Certified Chaplain; Experience with speciality area Three (3) years of chaplain experience Mentored other chaplains Presenting to physicians/other clinicians
Preferred Certifications: Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) by APC or NACC
Preferred Other: Where needed, language skills or experience with specific patient groups served