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Chaplain Certified Acutes Spiritual Care MHB N

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2019

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Job Description

Status: Part Time w/Benefits Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings with Weekend Rotation Shift: 2:

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No FTE: 0.500000: Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Summary:


The Certified Chaplain is a full member of the healthcare team who provides for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families and staff. The Certified Chaplain assists patients, families and staff to understand more fully life's events as they relate to their spiritual and emotional well being and healing. Primary areas of responsibility include units such as Intensive Care, Emergency, Oncology, anti partum at risk and neonatal intensive care. Certified Chaplains receive referrals, complete documentation including spiritual assessment as well as on-going ministry. Certified Chaplains respond to emergency calls, codes and provide crisis intervention in complex situations.

Responsibilities:


EDUCATION

FOR CHAPLAINS HIRED AFTER 12/20/09 - Current Requirements
  • Master's level theological, pastoral ministry/pastoral care/religious studies or related degree required
  • Current certification by professional national certifying agency for chaplaincy required
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsements
  • Four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education Credits

EXPERIENCE

FOR CHAPLAINS HIRED AFTER 12/20/09
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement
  • 2 years of experience in health care ministry
  • Twenty (20) Continuing Education Units (CEU) annually

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
  • High level of interpersonal, facilitative and communication skills
  • Advanced theological reflection skills
  • Advanced conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Knowledge of current research in Spiritual Care
  • Knowledge of Medical Ethics and ability to facilitate ethical discernment process
  • Commitment to Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
  • Knowledge of full range of theologies and ecclesiologies
  • Exhibits strong pastoral identity
  • Strong emotional and spiritual maturity
  • Ability to maintain professional and personal confidentiality and HIPAA regulations
  • Flexibility in work hours, programs, and services
  • Ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Ability to lead and coordinate prayer services
  • Train, educate, mentor and supervise students
  • Provide group facilitation and critical incident stress management
  • Knowledge of Advanced Directives policy and ability to facilitate discussion with patient/family
  • Develop and implement Spiritual Care Plan for patient
  • Advanced computer skills for charting, research, email and department programming

ENVIRONMENT:
  • Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment; typical of most office jobs.
  • Clinical areas of the health care facility


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