Manager, Spiritual Care - YSC

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New Haven, CT
Nov 25, 2018


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
In collaboration with the Director, Spiritual Care, plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the spiritual care programs in accordance with high quality professional chaplaincy practice and in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the department. Responsible for the overall management, leadership, coordination, and evaluation of the department's spiritual educational programs. Manage assigned staff. Serve as Spiritual Care representative and leader on hospital, health system and community committees. Provide for direct ministry to patients, their families and staff. Initiate, plan, and implement new methods and projects in spiritual care through cooperation and collaboration. Serve as the administrator of the department in the absence of the Director.
  • 1. Develop, supervise and teach in programs of Clinical Pastoral Education for ministry students and religious professionals. Provide, and/or direct students in the provision of, spiritual care to patients, families and staff at Yale -New Haven Hospital. Develop, and/or direct students in developing, interdisciplinary staff relationships, and coordinate the work of chaplains with other members of the health care team. Provide and direct a ministry to staff which facilitates staff persons' functioning within the institution's milieu.
  • 2. Organize and implement programs which are consistent with ACPE, Inc. standards; monitor departmental compliance with ACPE accreditation requirements including preparing for periodic accreditation review.
  • 3. Manage direct reports assuring compliance with hospital standards and policies; hiring and on-boarding new direct reports; providing supervision and discipline as necessary,
  • 4. Serve as Senior Consultant and member of the Adult Ethics Committee including ethics consultation, education and policy review; serve on other Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System committees as requested and/or appropriate.
  • 5. Provide administrative support and assistance to the Director, Department of Spiritual Care and in his/her absence, assume management responsibility for the department.
  • 6. Remain current with standards and innovations in the chaplaincy field and provide input regarding review, evaluation and modification of chaplaincy programs to meet the changing needs of the YNHH patient population.
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    Bachelor's Degree and Graduate Theological Degree (Master of Divinity or its equivalent); certification as CPE Supervisor by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.; ordination or certification by denomination in lay ministry / religious vocation; endorsement for institutional ministry by ecclesiastical authority; also board certification by a professional authority (by The Association of Professional Chaplains, The National Association of Catholic Chaplains, The National Association of Jewish Chaplains).


    Five (5) to ten (10) years of healthcare chaplaincy experience including: direct pastoral care with the sick and their caregivers and intra- and inter- departmental administrative experience. Two (2) to Five (5) years experience as a CPE Supervisor.


    ACPE, Inc. Supervisor
    APC, NACC or NAJC Board Certified Chaplain


    Demonstrated emotional and spiritual maturity sufficient to provide chaplaincy skills and leadership in complex multi-disciplinary and multi-faith tertiary care clinical settings. Demonstrated educational and administrative skill as a CPE Supervisor.

    Accountable for administering and coordinating department spiritual care education programs, especially Clinical Pastoral Education programs in accordance with ACPE, Inc. Standards; for developing and carrying out spiritual care programs for the sick and their caregivers; for management of assigned chaplains; for membership and leadership of hospital, health system and/or community committees; for working with Director and administrative support person in department administration so as to be able to manage the department in the Director's absence.

    Manager must work well with many disciplines, must function effectively in a complex and changing environment and must remain attentive and responsive to the highest ethical standards of the institution and its mission. Manager's background should align with requirements in the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Healthcare.

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    Job Info

    Job: 2487

    Department: Spiritual Care YSC
    Category: Mgmt/leadership
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00