Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and relocation expenses.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 69280
Join the Spiritual Services team at MercyOne in Northeast Iowa.
Facilitate spiritual well-being by assisting patients, families, associates and the wider community to cope and identify sources of meaning and hope in their experience of life transitions, inclusive of suffering, loss and grief, by drawing upon their values and beliefs in the context of their life story. Provide individual and family spiritual assessment and associate support, spiritual guidance and direction, advocacy for patient well-being, prayer, worship services, rituals, and sacraments through facilitating support groups and family meetings/care conferences, serve as a liaison to community clergy and resources, facilitate clinical ethical decisions, and participate as an integral member of the clinical care team.
Bachelor's degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, Divinity or Spirituality or the equivalent from an accredited college, university, or recognized deaconate formation program required.
Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by ACPE- 1 unit completed within 6 months of hire.
Valid IA driver’s license and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).
Proof of Automotive Insurance.
- Current theology, ecclesiology, spiritual and sacramental practices with all faith traditions.
- Medical/ethical issues and foundation principles.
- Knowledge of Professional Association's Standards and Code of Ethics and the ability to integrate them into practice.
- Proficiency in the action-reflection process of communicating.
- Ability to be self-reflective, have a clear sense of personal identity, and well-grounded in a relationship to God, self and others.
- Ability to build peer relationships and relate to others.
- An awareness of, and ability to articulate ways in which their feelings, attitudes, values, and assumptions affect their ministries
- Ability to function effectively under stress, to cope with crisis situations and to respond creatively to a multiplicity of challenges.
- Ability to use spiritual assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation in the clinical setting.
- Ability to understand and help others discover meaning in the experiences of suffering, grief, and loss.
- Understanding of the ways in which psycho-social dynamics and cultural/ethical differences affect pastoral care practices.
- Ability to provide intensive and extensive pastoral care to persons in various life situations and crisis circumstances.
- Capacity for intervening in chronic and acute situations.
- Ability to initiate, deepens, and terminates pastoral relationships.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills – listening, verbally and written
- Commitment to a high standard of customer service
- Plans and organizes work to complete in a timely, detailed and orderly manner
- Establishes and collaborates to maintain effective working relationships