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Staff Chaplain | Spiritual Care | Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Beacon Health Systems
South Bend, IN 46601
  • Job Code

    • Reports to the Coordinator, Spiritual Care Services. Provides spiritual and pastoral care to patients and families (and, at times, staff or others from the community-at-large) in times of stress, crisis, trauma or critical illness. Provides or arranges for religious support appropriate to the individual's own belief or faith system as needed. May act as a liaison between the patient and their faith community or local pastor. May provide short-term pastoral counseling and bereavement follow-up. Offers excellence in spiritual care services in support of Memorial Hospital/Beacon Health System's mission to enhance the health of the community and the health status of the citizens served by Memorial.
    • Mission: To enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve as the community's provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services.

      Vision: Our vision is to achieve:

      • Innovative health care and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value
      • Easy access and convenience
      • Outstanding patient experiences
      • Ongoing education involving physicians, patients and the community
    • Education and Experience
      • The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Theology or Ministry degree (minimum 48 semester credit hours or 72 quarter credits). Prefer candidates from an accredited seminary or university. Minimum of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) successfully completed in a clinical setting, two or more strongly preferred. Certification as an Associate Certified Chaplain (Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.) required within two years of hire date.
    • Knowledge & Skills
      • Demonstrates the interpersonal skills and sufficient multi-cultural sensitivity that is necessary to lead a multi-disciplinary team in working tactfully and effectively with patients, families and staff of various socioeconomic, cultural, educational and/or religious backgrounds.
      • Demonstrates the verbal communication skills necessary for effective leadership in group or liturgical situations and for in-depth counseling for patients and families concerning spiritual and religious needs.
      • Demonstrates the analytical abilities and sufficient knowledge base with which to assess patient and family needs and to provide appropriate (and in certain instances, outcomes-based) spiritual care and support.
      • Requires broad knowledge of spirituality, including various liturgical and sacramental offices, and the functions and beliefs of the diverse spiritual and religious traditions commonly found in our geographic area.
      • Demonstrates and maintains a high degree of integrity and ethical conduct in all aspects of the position, with particular emphasis on sensitivity to varying patient needs with respect to race, sexual orientation, culture, socioeconomic class or religious beliefs, confidentiality, documentation of services, patient self-determination and professional accountability. Also will adhere to the professional Code of Ethics of the Association of Professional Chaplains.
    • Working Conditions
      • Works in an office and patient care environment with occasional changes in job demands and possible exposure to bio-hazards.
      • Certain situations involve patients and families who may be under considerable stress.
    • Physical Demands
      • Requires the physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position.

Posted: 2020-09-03 Expires: 2020-10-02
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Beacon Health Systems
South Bend, IN 46601

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