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Manager Spiritual Care
CHRISTUS St. Michael
Location: Texarkana , Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: 60,000 - 90,000
Hospital, Public and Private
Salary is based on years of experience starting at $60,000.
Internal Number: 112658
CHRISTUS St. Michael established in 1916 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word as a Catholic, non-profit hospital, with 376 beds. This ministry offers a full scope of expansive health care services including women’s health, emergency services, senior health, cancer care, heart care, surgery, imaging, rehabilitation, and much more. We are honored to serve the four-states region of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana through our two primary campuses in Texarkana and Atlanta.
CHRISTUS St. Michael is part of CHRISTUS Health a Catholic, not-for-profit system comprised of more than 600 centers, an international system with services found in over 60 cities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and New Mexico in the U.S., as well as Chile, New Mexico, and Columbia. We are a community of 45,000 strong, with over 15,000 physicians providing individualized care. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to every individual we serve.
Located in Texarkana, Texas, on a wooded, 132-acre campus, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System has provided health care to a four-state region for over 100 years. Recognized nationally and statewide as a Best Place to Work. St Michael’s is a level 1 Trauma center. CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System has continued to be one of the largest employers in the region and a major driver of economic development in Texarkana and the surrounding area.
The ideal candidate will be a Masters-educated, Board-Certified Chaplain, with Spiritual Care experience serving in an acute medical center environment. The successful candidate will continue to foster a reputation for clinical integration and relevance with a commitment to mentoring and developing our team of chaplains. A strong familiarity with the Roman Catholic tradition and experience as a strong liaison in the community is also helpful.
The Manager of Spiritual Care is an integral member of the Mission Integration Department and provides strategic and operational leadership in planning, developing, directing and evaluating programs and resources to integrate and enhance the provision of spiritual care services. This position oversees the provision of spiritual and supportive care to the patients, families and Associates, and will adhere to the Mission, Vision, Ethics, Core Values, and Catholic Identity of CHRISTUS Health. The Manager of Spiritual Care is also responsible to communicate and be a liaison with the local religious community. This position reports to the Vice President of Mission Integration.
SKILLS FOR SPIRITUAL CARE MANAGER
Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Manages Conflict – Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of
Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough
Business Insight – Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
Builds Effective Teams – Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
Develops Talent – Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
1. Organizes and Manages the Spiritual Care Department:
· Selects, gives orientation to, trains, assigns, and schedules the department staff.
· Evaluates performance and initiates or recommends personnel actions, such as merit increases, promotions, and disciplinary actions.
· Counsels and guides staff to resolve grievances.
· Develops and maintains Spiritual Care staff job descriptions and records.
· Encourages professional growth and development of the department staff through educational programs, seminars, etc.
· Promotes good intra/interdepartmental relations.
2. Budget and Department Operations:
· Ensures operation of department within allocated funds.
· Maintains required records, reports and statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes.
· Evaluates and justifies equipment, supplies, and material needs.
· Direct and assists in the maintenance of the department’s equipment, supplies and other materials. Documents maintenance of equipment.
· Selects and purchases department requisites as approved/budgeted.
3. Organizes Programs and Services:
· Assesses/surveys spiritual needs of the patients, families, and associates.
· Coordinates schedules and activities of the Spiritual Care staff to ensure adequate coverage for sacramental worship and spiritual needs of the patients and their families, especially those seriously ill.
· Arranges religious services to meet the needs of patients.
· Provides services and programs that foster an ecumenical approach to hospital ministry by providing for specific needs of individual faiths.
· Facilitate visiting and volunteer clergy activities. Maintain availability of patient denomination listings for use by visiting clergy consistent with HIPPA regulations.
· Schedule services in the hospital chapel and ensure availability of needed supplies and materials.
· Take leadership in promoting/enhancing the spiritual environment for healing in the hospital.
4. Ministry to Patients, Families and Associates:
· Visit patients routinely to provide spiritual counseling and guidance, and to cooperate with the health care team in assisting the patient healing process.
· Make referrals for follow-up patients who have been discharged and who have indicated a need for such a follow-up.
· Be available for consultation to hospital staff and other individuals on matters pertaining to hospital ministry.
· May act as a liaison between patients, their family, and hospital staff during periods of crisis, for example, critical illness, dying, or lengthy and difficult surgeries.
· Takes “on call” duty or makes provision for the same.
· If the manager is a Priest, he also celebrates the Eucharist, administers sacraments, or makes provisions for the same.
5. Policies and Procedures:
· Maintains, updates, and provides for the in-service on hospital and departmental safety and infection control policies and procedures.
· Establishes goals and implements Spiritual Care policies and procedures consistent with the hospital’s philosophy, mission and values.
· Ensures proper spiritual care documentation by the Chaplains.
· Maintains documentation on baptisms administered in the hospital.
6. Departmental and Other Projects:
· Develops and implements any special projects required by Administration.
· Establishes Quality Improvement projects for the department and follows through.
· Serves on special committees, as required by Administration, for example, the Ethics Committee.
· Master’s Degree in Theology or Divinity
· Minimum of 5 years in Spiritual Care (at least two years in leadership) – Manager
· Board Certification by NACC, APC, ACPE, NAJC, CASC
· Member of Roman Catholic in good standing. Exception to be approved by the diocesan bishop (ERD #22).