Come join our health care ministry in northwestern North Dakota, where the quality of life is high, the economy is booming, and the people are renowned for their friendliness. Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, is seeking a full-time Director, Mission Integration to serve Mercy Medical Center, a thriving critical access hospital in Williston. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director will ensure the integration of CHI’s mission and core values. The Director is also responsible for the provision of pastoral care and the development of resources to meet the spiritual, liturgical and sacramental needs of patients and staff.
The qualified candidate must have a broad understanding of Catholic traditions and social teachings. The candidate ministers to the spiritual, psychological and emotional needs of patients, their families and staff. As members of multidisciplinary teams they participate in the healing process of the whole person.The candidate also displays strong competencies in self-directed mission leadership and spiritual care.
1) Conversant in Catholic practices and traditions, particularly as they relate to our healthcare ministry
Applies the moral and social teaching of the Church to the healing ministry
Capacity to function at the senior leadership level to assist you in furthering the mission culture of the organization
Ability to build relationships with various constituencies – management, employees, physicians, board, community, mission group, etc.
Ability to inspire and motivate others to be committed to our Mission, Values, Vision and strategic goals
Capacity to provide formational opportunities for Board members and others throughout the organization using effective group facilitation skills and principles of adult learning
Capacity to provide pastoral care and spiritual services to patients, families, staff and others in both routine and crisis circumstances
Possesses effective written and oral communication skills
Mediates and facilitates conflict management
Fosters collegial relationships with local clergy, lay pastoral visitors and Eucharistic ministers
Master’s Degree in theology, divinity, pastoral ministry or spirituality or the equivalent from an accredited college or university preferred. Bachelor's degree required.
At least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education required.
One year experience in Chaplaincy in a healthcare setting.
NACC/APC certification or certification eligible.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines .
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers
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