The Registry Chaplain provides pastoral care and spiritual counseling in the Level I Trauma Center to patients, families, and staff/caregivers when on-call.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
- As on-call, provides pastoral care to victims of violence and trauma, their
- families, and staff of the Emergency Department.
- Provides pastoral care when called to the clinical units, such as, Intensive Care Units and Labor and delivery when on-call. Responds to pastoral care calls for crises, such as, codes, deaths, fetal demises, unexpected outcomes, end of life decision-making (e.g., termination of treatment, organ donation, no not resuscitate (DNR) orders, Living Wills, Power of Attorney for Health Care, and caregivers' support.
- Maintains good standing and ecclesiastical endorsement through active participation in the life and work of the denomination.
- Prepares reports for the Department Director as requested.
- When designated, helps orient all chaplain interns to the hospital.
- When appropriate, facilitates worship and sacramental ministries, such, as, Holy Communion, baptism, confession and absolution, sacrament of the sick.
- Participates in designated aspects of departmental life and work as defined.
- Conflict and crisis management experience.
- Strong communication and human relations skills.
Bachelor's degree but Master of Theology, Spirituality, Pastoral Care & Counseling, Divinity, or equivalency is preferred.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Appropriate denomination/ecclesiastical endorsement to function in health care ministry.
- One to Two Units of Clinical Pastoral Education
- At least six months to one year chaplaincy experience in acute health care setting, preferably a Level I trauma center.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Pastoral care experience in health care setting, clinical listening skills, ministry in trauma and crisis settings.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Certificate/s in Clinical Pastoral Education from a Center accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.