Location: US:PA:Reading Work Type: PRN FTE: 0.001 Shift: Varied Hours: Mostly nights and weekends
**As this is an on-call or as-needed role, we are seeking an individual who would be able to report to our main campus location within 30 minutes of request.Â
Penn State Health St. Joseph is seeking a compassionate PRN Chaplain to join us in our mission to provide an exceptional patient experience.
JOB SUMMARY:Â Â
The chaplain ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, family, and staff. She/He embraces multi-faith chaplaincy and has the ability to minister to the needs of a diverse population. As members of the multidisciplinary teams, the chaplain participates in the healing process of the whole person.
Responsibility for devotional at staff meetings. Participation in service line activities according to established policy and procedures. Participate in and facilitate religious celebrations of special events and/or holidays, support groups, in-services, residencies for clergy and community.Â
Assists in facilitating visits by clergy to members of their church and networks with clergy and community health ministers to address spiritual needs throughout the continuum of care.Â
Offers education in spirituality for staff, physicians, volunteer chaplains, and community Makes sacraments available according to established policy and procedure; and provides education or offers assistance in regard to Advance Directives and serves as advocate for honoring a patient's Advance Directives.Â
This is a wonderful opportunity for flexible individuals to continue to make a direct and lasting impact in the lives of others within this community. As this is an on-call or as needed role, we are seeking an individual who would be able to report to our main campus location within 30 minutes of request.Â
Master's Degree in theology, divinity, pastoral ministry or spirituality or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.
Ordained, Licensed, or Commissioned by recognized denomination or faith group.
Board-certification (APC, NACC, NAJC) or eligible for board certification.
One year experience in Chaplaincy in a healthcare setting or related experience.
In good standing with faith tradition and letter stating such required.
Must be able to report to the Penn State Health St. Joseph Bern Township Campus within 30 minutes to ensure that our patients, family and staff have the support they need to heal.
Flexibility to work varying shifts as needed is critical.
At least one (1) unit of CPE with continuing education in CPE training preferred.
WHY PENN STATE HEALTH?Â
Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community.Â
This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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