Chaplain

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:

  1. Visit patients on assigned floors, throughout the hospital, and, as required, in outpatient settings.
  2. Assess patient and family spiritual needs and assist families in dealing with illness, trauma, and stress, offer appropriate interventions, and assess the outcomes of these interventions.
  3. Participate in interdisciplinary meetings in assigned patient care areas and collaborate with the care team.
  4. Participate in staff support initiatives, including Chi Cart visits, bereavement support, and other appropriate activities.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide a safe environment and communicate effectively with all age groups of patients served by the Department of Spiritual Care and Education.
  6. Participate in the overnight and weekend on-call rotation and serve as a “back-up buddy” to the Chaplain Resident On-Call.
  7. Share responsibility for representing the Department of Spiritual Care and Education at MSBI’s daily leadership meeting and maintain strong working relationships with all other MSBI departments.
  8. Liaise with Roman Catholic priests, community clergy, and Eucharistic ministers to ensure patients’ religious needs are met.
  9. Precept CPE interns and residents, participate in orientation of new students and, as needed, teach didactics to CPE students.
  10. Participate in the organization and leadership of holiday services and in special activities connected to Spiritual Care Week, Nurses’ Week, and Wholeness of Life Awards, among others.
  11. Fulfill all documentation requirements, including appropriate charting in the electronic medical record.
  12. Serve on hospital committees as needed.
  13. Attend and participate in a monthly Journal Club for staff chaplains across the Mount Sinai Health System and the Center for Spirituality and Health’s monthly Spiritual Care Grand Rounds.
  14. Perform other related duties and activities as requested by the Director of the DSCE.
  15. Adhere to all departmental and hospital safety standards.
  16. Complete all mandatory in-service trainings.
  17. Participate in the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement.
  18. Adhere to all Mount Sinai Health System standards, policies, and procedures.
Adhere to the code of ethics of the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Requirements:


  • Master’s degree with a focus in theology or related fields.
  • At least four units of CPE.
  • Three years’ experience working in healthcare chaplaincy
  • Certified – or certification eligible – by the Association of Professional Chaplains, Neshama: the Association of Jewish Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or the Spiritual Care Association.

 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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