Director, Spiritual Care - Full Time
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized 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 director promotes Catholic identity and the mission and philosophy of the Steward Health Care System within the particular setting of Good Samaritan Medical Center. The mission and philosophy are translated into the objectives, policies and procedures of the Spiritual Care Services Department whose goal is to promote excellent pastoral, spiritual and human care of patients, their families and the staff of Good Samaritan Medical Center. The director upholds the collective teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, especially in matters of medical ethics. The director has the ability to listen, understand and minister to the specific spiritual needs of person in crisis. The director has the ability to establish and maintain good intra-staff relationships and to function well in a leadership role with members of other departments of the health care team. The director is well adjusted spiritually and emotionally and is comfortable with the very ill and the dying patient.
In addition to providing managerial leadership for the Spiritual Care Program, the director also has the ability to be a visioning person for the future direction of pastoral care in light of a changing climate of health care reform in the nation, and, Catholic health care in particular. The director has an outreaching focus to the clergy and other spiritual leaders of the local faith communities.
1. N.A.C.C. certified.
2. Master's degree in Theology and/or Pastoral Ministry and/or Counseling.
3. Three years experience in hospital pastoral care experience.
4. Knowledge of and support for the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Facilities.
5. Management training and experience.