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Chaplain

CORP - PASTORAL

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Full Time (36+ hrs/wk)

Day / Evening

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2+ years preferred

PRIMARY CUSTOMERS:

Clients, patients and residents

 

 

CONTEXT:

Rehabilitation hospitals, long-term care facilities, and Specialty Hospital

JOB PURPOSE:

Helps connect clients, patients, and long term care residents with their chosen source(s) of spiritual nurture and provides individual pastoral care and ecumenical  worship services for the same

 

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1.             Education:  MDIV or equivalent or Ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (E.L.C.A.)

2.             Endorsement by the E.L.C.A. Department of Specialized Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education preferred or Endorsement by faith denomination for Ordination/Consecration

 

ESSENTIAL RESULTS & COMPETENCIES:

 

 

ENHANCES CLIENTS', PATIENTS', AND RESIDENTS' CONTACT WITH THEIR OWN TRADTIONAL PRACTICES AND RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY 

By monitoring admission procedures, supervising Pastoral Care volunteers, consulting with and accommodating local clergy and houses of faith, accommodating visitation and worship by  maintaining the chapel devotional resources, learning about various cultural/religious/spiritual practices and traditions, in-servicing staff on the importance of the spiritual/religious aspect of healing and protecting the institutional community from proselytizing.

 

 

OFFERS PASTORAL COUNSELING AND SACRAMENTAL SUPPORT TO CLIENTS, PATIENTS, AND RESIDENTS

By visiting the same on the basis of a priority of circumstances and referrals in concert with the clinical treatment team, reporting relevant clinical concerns to the treatment team in charts and panels and keeping confidential records of visits. Offers culture and tradition - sensitive pastoral support, counsel, and prayer to clients, patients and residents of a wide variety of religious/spiritual traditions.

 

 

LEADS ECUMENICAL WORSHIP SERVICES

By preparing sermons and worship details, communicating the schedules of ecumenical services and assisting the community throughout the worship experience.

 

 

REPRESENTS THE DEPARTMENT AND GOOD SHEPHERD AT COMMUNITY AND CHURCH MEETINGS, EVENTS AND WORSHIP SERVICES

By attending appropriate church and community meetings and offering tours, workshops and speaking engagements on pastoral care, the mission of Good Shepherd and accessibility

 

 

 

 

Involves the insights, suggestions and referrals of the treatment team

In prioritizing visits and maintains established clinical/departmental priorities in such visitation and support.

 

 

Documents appropriate informative entries in the medical charts of patients and residents

Submits professional reports required by the department for pastoral visits, worship leadership, meetings attended.

 

 

skilled in conflict management and resolution

 

maintains confidentiality of pastoral conversations

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORS:

 

 

DEMONSTRATES COMPASSIONATE CARE

·         We treat everyone who comes through our doors with dignity, respect, supportiveness and caring.

 

 

DEMONSTRATES EXCELLENT SERVICE

·         Service to others – We recognize the importance of satisfying everyone who comes through our doors and making every effort to meet their needs.

·         Quality Outcomes – We put forth our best effort in everything we undertake. We continue to look for ways to improve our service through innovation, creativity and the use of best practices.

 

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

·         Internal – We build and maintain relationships with other associates in such a way as to encourage trust, teamwork, cooperation and open communications. We act with honesty and integrity in everything that we do.

·         External – We strive to understand the needs of the community and work with other service providers and community resources to offer care to those whom we serve.

 

 

DIVERSITY

  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural and social diversity through appropriate interactions with all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and age, mental or physical disability.

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1.             Education:  MDIV or equivalent or Ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (E.L.C.A.)

2.             Endorsement by the E.L.C.A. Department of Specialized Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education preferred or Endorsement by faith denomination for Ordination/Consecration

3.             Minimum of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, 4 units preferred

4.             Board Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains or documented movement toward such certification

 

 

        Experience: 

 

At least one year clinical experience as a chaplain or specialist in pastoral care in a clinical pastoral education, parish health or other institutional setting preferred.

 

 

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

1.          Offer culture and tradition sensitivity, recognition and appreciation. Able to lead worship in ways that are meaningful to

             people of various ecumenical traditions without compromising the confessional stance of the Evangelical Lutheran

             Church in America.

2.        Insightful, able to exercise judgment and prioritization. Involves the insights, suggestions and referrals of the treatment

             team in prioritization visits and maintains established clinical/departmental priorities in such visitation and support.

3.      Knowledgeable and competent documentation skills to support the medical record

 

 

 

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Ability to track and submits professional reports required by the department for pastoral visits, worship leadership, meetings attended.

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Speaks a prophetic word in ways that are clear, compassionate and true to scriptural tradition to colleagues, administration, church and community and others served by Good Shepherd.

 

 

 

GOOD SHEPHERD'S UNIVERSAL FLU PROGRAM

As a health-care provider, we have a professional and ethical obligation to protect our patients and residents from developing further complications.

To protect our patients and residents, Good Shepherd is now requiring influenza (flu) vaccinations for all Associates, licensed independent practitioners, contracted, agency and temporary employees, students and volunteers

Good Shepherd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their  race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.