CHAPLAIN - VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Pay RangeCompetitive Salary & Benefits Package
The Chaplain provides ministry, spiritual guidance and support to patients, family members, caregivers and staff. Works in collaboration with the elected Chaplains Executive Committee members, Senior Chaplain, Chaplaincy Program Coordinator and the Director of Volunteer Services to guide and direct the Volunteer Chaplaincy Program. Offers pastoral care to those with no specific affiliation/preference or no pastor available. Works in an interfaith environment using a non-denominational style of counseling. This position requires working with Volunteer Chaplains of many faiths serving a diverse population and provides counseling to patients undergoing surgical procedures, facing end of life issues or involved in traumatic events. Provides service to many age populations including neonate through geriatric in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individual served.
This position requires full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Blessing Hospital and Blessing Volunteer Services Department. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the Code of Conduct and I-CARE Standards while supporting the strategic plan of Blessing Health System. Chaplains are held to a high standard of ethical behavior, professionalism and confidentiality.
• Bachelor Degree
• Four Completed Units of Clinical Pastoral Education
• Bereavement education and experience
• Crisis intervention education and experience
• Ability to work closely in a trusting relationship with patients, hospital professionals, volunteer chaplains, and area clergy
• Denominational Endorsement
• Master of Divinity or related field
• Two years of full-time pastoral experience in parish ministry
• Volunteer Chaplain experience during parish ministry
• Three years experience as a Healthcare Chaplain, strongly preferred
• Experience working directly with volunteers, chaplaincy or spiritual care volunteers preferred
• Certification by one of the national clergy certifying organizations concerned with pastoral care in institutions, such as APC, CPSP, or NACC, strongly preferred
• Experience using healthcare documentation programs
• Proficient in Microsoft office systems
EEO Statement: Blessing Health System provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Blessing Health System complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Blessing Health System expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Blessing Health System's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
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