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- Assess patient and family spiritual needs and assists families in using their faith in dealing with illness, trauma, and stress; visits newly admitted patients and patients with special requests in assigned area; visits critical care waiting areas each day; follows up with patients from previous visits when appropriate. Provides crisis intervention as necessary; responds to Code 7000 Alerts; assists in helping families remain informed of patient’s condition.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a safe environment and communicate effectively with all age groups of patients served by the Spiritual Care and Education Department.
- Assists families to use their faith system in coping with death; provides support to the family as appropriate when they view body; assists family in completing all necessary paperwork. Supports staff in dealing with their emotion in loss of a loved one.
- Participates in the overnight On-Call rotation. S/he will take responsibility for responding to calls regarding spiritual care matters and will fulfill all responsibilities such as visiting pre-surgical patients, responding to Codes, rounding the critical areas of the medical center and responding in a timely fashion to all calls.
- Maintains a working relationship between the Department of Spiritual Care and medical staff, nursing staff, and other departments.
- Participates in interdisciplinary meetings in her/his patient care areas. If appropriate the chaplain resident may initiate such meetings in collaboration with CPE Supervisor or Department Manager.
- Participates in the leadership of Interfaith or faith specific worship and memorial services and offer special services in patient care areas and Chapel.
- Fulfills all documentation requirements such as appropriate charting in the electronic medical chart (Epic) and the on – call log.
- Participates actively in the Clinical Pastoral Education program and pursues completion of the formal requirements to enter the Chaplaincy Certification process.
- Attends selected local and regional professional meetings.
- Performs other related duties and activities as may be requested by CPE Supervisor or Department Manager.
- Adheres to all departmental and hospital safety standards.
- Attends all mandatory in-services.
- Participates in maintenance of proper administration procedures for department in accordance with institutional policies.
- Participates in the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement.
- Bachelor’s Degree. Masters preferred. Major focus in theology or related fields preferred.
- One unit CPE at an ACPE accredited center.
- Affiliation with recognized religious or spiritual group.
- Ordination, or the equivalent from a faith community or commission to function in ministry by appropriate religious authority.
- Must have successfully completed at least one unit of CPE at an ACPE accredited center.
- The interpersonal skills needed to work with distressed and anxious patients, families, and
- The ability to listen actively and convey calming, accepting, mindful presence and focus on the needs of patients, families and staff.
- The analytical ability to assess patients’ spiritual needs and sense of well-being and find appropriate and compassionate responses to patient issues and concerns.
- An empathy for the problems experienced by patients and families; commitment to help