Chaplain, Kokomo Hospice, Scheduled As Needed
St. Joseph Hospital 684 reviews - Kokomo, IN

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Service of the Poor. Reverence. Integrity. Wisdom. Creativity. Dedication. These are the Core Values we uphold at St.Vincent Health. If they describe you, you may be a good candidate to join our nationally-recognized team at one of our many Indiana ministries.

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The Spirit of Caring

Organizational Statement

St.Vincent Health has an established reputation and tradition in the State of Indiana for providing excellence in patient care through our Core Values of Service to the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication.

Throughout St.Vincent Health, the ageless mission of St.Vincent de Paul remains unchanged: to minister to the bodies, minds and spirits of those in need by keeping healthcare human. As one of the largest healthcare systems in the State of Indiana, our state-of-the-art technology, extraordinary associates and Spirit of Caring can be found in healthcare ministries serving over half of Indiana¿s counties. St.Vincent Health is a member of Ascension Health, the nation¿s largest not-for-profit Catholic Healthcare System.


PRN position working variable shifts

Job Summary:
Provides non-denominational spiritual care to patients, families and staff members of St. Joseph Hospice. The Chaplain witnesses to the Christian philosophy of the Health Care System through his/her ministry to assist in the creation of an atmosphere of growth and support for all.

Follows all established organization and department policies, procedures, objectives and quality assessment. Responsible for assisting in maintaining a safe working environment throughout the organization by adhering to all safety management policies and procedures which reflect the mission and philosophy of the Ascension Health System. Attends all mandatory in-service programs and maintains professional and education requirements.

Education Required
Masters in Theology or Divinity, or Religious Studies, or Pastoral Ministry, or Spirituality.
Completion of four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education

Education Preferred
Masters of Divinity or Masters Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Registration, Certification and/or Licensure Required
BCC/Board Certified Chaplain or certified within 2 years of hire
Indiana Driver¿s License
Negative Indiana Criminal History Check

Experience Required

Experience Preferred
Two (2) years experience in hospice, hospital or other health related setting
Exposure to life/death or other loss issues in educational process or by life experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required
Must possess excellent communication and counseling skills in order to establish trust in crisis situations, elicit information and develop a helping plan for hospice patients/families in order to provide non-threatening support
Must be able to work independently within broad guidelines to guide judgment and action
Must be able to apply Hospice knowledge and philosophy of care to various situations
Must be comfortable and able to talk with families regarding deeply personal, private spiritual issues in a non-judgmental manner
Ability to use basic office equipment including telephone, computer, fax machine and copier

Working/Environmental Conditions
Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens
May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases
Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
Exposed to hazardous body fluids and wastes
Subject to electrical energy hazards
Exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment
May be exposed to biohazardous radioactive substances
Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards
Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals
May be exposed to toxic chemicals
Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
May be exposed to patient/unit elements (socio-economic)
Handles emergency or crisis situations
May perform emergency care
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
Travel required
May make home visits
Requires judgment/action which could result in death of patient (RN¿s)
Noise - sufficient noise to cause distraction
May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold in all weather conditions

Physical Demands
Light physical effort - up to 10 lbs., though mostly sedentary
Required to drive on daily basis with frequent exit/entering of automobile
Must be mobile to gain access to patient home

Closing Statement

As an equal opportunity employer, St.Vincent Health and all its ministries comply with all applicable employment laws and regulations. In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at St. Vincent Health and all its ministries are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. St. Vincent Health and its ministries do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have additional questions about your application process, you may contact our HR Service Center at (317) 338-8640 or toll free at (877) 784-4772.

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