Minimum of 1 year of experience
SUMMARY: The function of the chaplain is to make tangible the Presence and Grace of God as he/she provides ministry in the health care setting. The Chaplain assists individuals with spiritual and emotional integration of their current health crises/or situation by engaging the other in an encounter with the sacred in the midst of their experience. The Chaplain invites the other to a deeper discovery of self and recognition of how God is acting in, through, and with them and others.
This role is lived out at an individual level with patients, families, associate, physicians, etc. It is also lived out at the organizational, community, and departmental level.
To provide spiritual ministry to individuals at their point of need and to assist them in the spiritual and emotional integration of their current crisis: at the time of codes, crises, death, end of life issues, chronic illness or pain, referrals, or direct requests through the means of individual counsel, spiritual direction, prayer as appropriate to the individual(s). The Chaplain may be available for on call nights and weekend shifts. Communication skills are required outside of the work group to facilitate work groups, resolve conflict, persuade or negotiate. Communication with external contacts is for providing or receiving factual information. Courtesy and tact are required in dealing with customers.
Required Education: Master’s degree or equivalent; four units Clinical Pastoral Education and eligibility for certification within three years of employment.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: Certification by NACC, ACPE, CAPPE/ACPEP, or NAJC, or eligibility within three years of employment.
Required Experience: Minimum of one year experience
- Pastoral theology that is both contemporary and functional and integrated into professional practice.
- Current theology, ecclesiology, spiritual and sacramental practices within the Roman Catholic tradition as well as other traditions.
- Must be familiar with and able to facilitate medical/ethical issues within the guidelines of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services.
- Knowledge of professional Association’s Standards and Code of Ethics and the ability to integrate these into practice.
- Working knowledge of family systems and dysfunctions.
- Spiritual and emotional issues encountered in the health care setting.
Saint Agnes Hospital - 24 months ago