Chaplain-Per Diem

Bridgeport, CT
Jul 10, 2019

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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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Delivers direct spiritual care to hospital staff/patients/families designed to address the spiritual and emotional factors which impact on their healthy functioning and/or recovery. Communicates effectively with other hospital staff and community clergy about ongoing spiritual needs. Documents all interventions and maintains appropriate patient records. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Provides appropriate ministry to staff/patients/families.
  • 1.1. Reviews medical record to identify potential spiritual needs as measured by documentation in patients' charts.
  • 1.2. Interviews patients, families, or significant others within 24 hours of identification as evidenced by documentation of patient's charts.
  • 1.3. Gathers information regarding patient's problems which impact on patient's condition with 100% accuracy as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 1.4. Assesses spiritual needs of patients and families, and provides counseling and/or referrals as evidenced bydocumentation in patient record.
  • 1.5. Develops plan for chaplaincy intervention in response to assessed needs and in cooperation with patient/family/significant others in accordance with accepted professional and hospital standards as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 1.6. Demonstrates and maintains current knowledge and skill in providing appropriate care for patients from pediatrics to old age as observed by supervisor and as indicted by feedback from staff.
  • 1.7. Provide spiritual care interventions to clinical staff, including but not limited to, oncology nurses and staff.
  • 2. Maintains effective, open communication with all members of the health care team and other hospital staff.
  • 2.1. Functions as an active, contributing member of an inter-disciplinary team as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 2.2. Demonstrates collaboration with other disciplines in service provision as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 2.3. Interacts with co-workers, physicians, other departments, and other team members in a positive, cooperative manner as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 3. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by department policies and JCAHO standards.
  • 3.1. Completes prompt entries in patients' charts and on call log as indicated by weekly random review and supervisory observation.
  • 3.2. Maintains confidentiality of patients' information and hospital records as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 4. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community clergy and congregations.
  • 4.1. Facilitates integration of community clergy in the delivery of direct chaplaincy services to appropriate patients/families as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 4.2. Identifies gaps in services and participates in developing solutions as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 4.3. Maintains necessary written and verbal communication with community clergy and congregations as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 5. Expands professional competency through participation in ongoing training activities.
  • 5.1. Attends select training programs in such area as spiritual care, ethics, crisis intervention and program developmentas measured by supervisory observation.
  • 5.2. Participates in appropriate educational programs provided by the hospital as observed by supervisor.
  • 5.3. Maintains good standing and participation in own religious denomination by providing requested documentation.
  • 6. Promotes and maintains positive customer relations.
  • 6.1. Demonstrates courteous, helpful and professional manner towards customer as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback.
  • 6.2. Demonstrates respect for patients' right to privacy as observed by supervisor.
  • 6.3. Accurately explains resources available to customers and documents customer's response as measured by medical record review.
  • 7. Complies with hospital-wide standards of practice in the following areas.
  • 7.1. Attends and participates in mandatory in-services and consistently follows proper safety and emergency policies and procedures as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 7.2. Has no more than four occurrences of absence in the past 12 month evaluation period as indicated by attendance records.
  • 7.3. Provides notification of unscheduled absences or tardiness in accordance with established department procedure as noted by supervisor.
  • 7.4. Demonstrates willingness and flexibly accepts additional duties and responsibilities as needed and/or assigned as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 8. Supports functioning of the department through leadership roles as assigned by the director.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
    An undergraduate degree is strongly encouraged. A master's degree in theology, religious studies or related area is
    preferred. Preference will be given to those possessing a Masters of Religion or Masters of Divinity degree from an
    accredited school with A.A.T.A. or requisite national academic accrediting body. Good standing with denomination
    or faith group; ordained, lay or professed,. Eligible for certification or certifiable by the Assoc. of Professional
    Chaplains.


    EXPERIENCE:
    Two years of professional chaplaincy experience is preferred.


    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. They are also required to stand and walk, sometimes for extended periods of time (i.e., several hours). It may be necessary to spend overnight in the hospital on-call which might preclude getting normal sleep. When on call, it will be necessary to walk to many different areas in the hospital within a fifteen minute window. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Incumbent as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basisby the director.

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    Job Info

    Job: 9505

    Department: Chaplaincy
    Category: Non - Clinical Other
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00

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