Very relaxed and caring environment in which to work.
volunteer chaplain (Former Employee) – 200 Medical Park Blvd. Petersburg, VA 23805 – November 2, 2017
I provided spiritual encouragement per the patient request. Documented the date, time, and the patients concerns and filed it in the log book. I learned that I needed to decompress and to take time care myself in order to have the where with all to assist others. A lot of the chaplaincy duties were delegated to volunteer chaplains which provided a valuable learning experience for those scheduled or on call. The culture in the workplace was very positive and professional when interacting with patients and staff. The most difficult part of the position was being called at night to give last rites and not arriving before the patients transition. The most enjoyable aspect of the position was seeing patient being relieved from the hospital after a difficult and challenge ordeal.
Nurses kept the chaplains informed as to the patient's wellbeing.
Being on call on my days off.