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Chaplain Acutes NonCertified SCH SJC

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Location: Cheektowaga, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital St Joseph Campus

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings with Call Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 8a-4p


Under the direction of a certified chaplain, the chaplain ministers to patients and families in regard to religious/spiritual beliefs. As an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, the chaplain provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, families and staff within the context of illness, suffering, loss, and death. Chaplains complete documentation including spiritual assessment, as well as on-going ministry in assigned areas.



For Chaplains hired prior to 12/20/09 -Chaplains will be grandfathered to the following education.
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement required
  • Twenty (20) Units of Continuing Education Units (CEU) annually required

For all chaplains hired after 12/20/09
  • Master's Degree Preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) units of Clinical Pastoral Education required
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement required
  • Chaplain certification by professional national certifying agency for chaplaincy - Must be currently working on certification
  • Certification obtained within two (2) years required
EXPERIENCEFor all chaplains hired after 12/20/09
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement
    • Must be in good standing to serve as a professional chaplain according to the code of ethics for spiritual care professionals and the standards of practice for professional chaplains. Should the chaplain characterize or hold themselves out to be a member of any religious clergy, he or she must be held as a member in good standing of same religious clergy or order at all times while employed at Catholic Health.
  • Two (2) years of experience in health care ministry
  • Twenty (20) Units of CEU annually required

  • Demonstrable competence to minister to those sick and infirmed
  • Commitment to Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
  • Strong Emotional and spiritual maturity
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Theological reflection skills
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Knowledge of other theologies and ecclesiologies
  • Ability to maintain professional, personal confidentiality and HIPPA regulations
  • Flexibility in work hours, programs and services
  • Ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to plan prayer services
  • Basic computer skills for charting
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