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- Visit patients on assigned floors, throughout the hospital, and, as required, in outpatient settings.
- 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.
- Participate in interdisciplinary meetings in assigned patient care areas and collaborate with the care team.
- Participate in staff support initiatives, including Chi Cart visits, bereavement support, and other appropriate activities.
- 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.
- Participate in the overnight and weekend on-call rotation and serve as a “back-up buddy” to the Chaplain Resident On-Call.
- 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.
- Liaise with Roman Catholic priests, community clergy, and Eucharistic ministers to ensure patients’ religious needs are met.
- Precept CPE interns and residents, participate in orientation of new students and, as needed, teach didactics to CPE students.
- 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.
- Fulfill all documentation requirements, including appropriate charting in the electronic medical record.
- Serve on hospital committees as needed.
- 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.
- Perform other related duties and activities as requested by the Director of the DSCE.
- Adhere to all departmental and hospital safety standards.
- Complete all mandatory in-service trainings.
- Participate in the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement.
- Adhere to all Mount Sinai Health System standards, policies, and procedures.
- 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.