Chaplain Associate - Spiritual Care Services - Per Diem - Shifts as Needed
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
The mission of the staff chaplain is to promote healing by addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients, families and staff while respecting their beliefs and values.
The chaplain reports to the Director of Spiritual Care Services at Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center. He/She is a member of the Spiritual Care Department of SEMC.
Promotes the mission and philosophy of the Steward Health Care System within the particular setting of Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center, as it pertains to the provision of spiritual and emotional care. She/he does this by offering spiritual care to patients, their families, and the hospital community through ministries of a listening and pastoral presence, spiritual support, emotional availability, pastoral counseling and appropriate referral. She/he has the ability to establish and maintain good staff relationships and to function with other members of the health care team. She/he has the ability to listen, understand and minister to the specific spiritual needs of persons in crisis. She/he has the openness and ability to offer spiritual care to persons of varying faith-affiliations and no faith affiliation. She/he is well adjusted religiously and emotionally, comfortable with the ill and the dying patient. She/he will reach out to the local clergy and laity involved with the spiritual care of the sick when/if expressly desired. She/he also contributes to the establishing of a network of pastoral and sacramental care of the sick as they return to their local community of the faith.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Masters of Divinity or Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Pastoral Education
Two years’ experience
NACC , NAJC and/or APC (Preferred) –other equivalent certifying bodies may be acceptable upon review.
3-4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) —preferably 4 units as well as additional specialized training such as: end-of-life care, crisis intervention training, domestic violence advocate training, bereavement/grief-counseling etc/
Is currently endorsed, or in good standing—by his/her ecclesiastical body (employs or practices a faith/spirituality).
Upholds the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERD’s) of July 2018, issued by the United States Bishops.
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic
Important COVID message
Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.