Chaplain I - Full Time - Mercy Hospital Fort Smith
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Type: Full Time
Admin / Clerical
Administrative, Clerical, Support Services
Hospital, Public and Private
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 2022-900334
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. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
Bachelor's Degree in Theology, Ministry, Divinity or related field.
One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent experience. If equivalent experience, the candidate has up to one year to complete the unit
Experience: Experience in visiting the sick in a ministry capacity.
Certifications: In good standing with community and endorsed or eligible for endorsement by faith community.
Compassion and respect for the dignity of each person.
Good communication and listening skills.
Ability to minister to the whole person with an emphasis on the spiritual.
Ability to be self-reflective about work.
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.
Some Master's level work in Theology, Ministry, Counseling, Divinity or related field.
Two units of CPE.
Preferred Experience: Current healthcare or military chaplaincy experience.