Chaplain Resident

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:
Under the direction of a certified chaplain supervisor of Pastoral Care, the chaplain resident assists with the direct ministry to patients and their families; participates in the educational structure for the chaplain residents; assists, as assigned, with an administrative responsibility of the Department; cooperates and collaborates with other departments in ministry and assists in effecting new programs; assists in strengthening the department's inter-hospital relationships and as time permits, assists with the department's community relations. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Provides appropriate ministry to patients/families/staff.
  • 1.1. Responsible for the direct ministry to patients and families in assigned sections of the hospital.
  • 1.2. Provides for all aspects of ministry including: the administration of the sacraments or arranging for their administration; pastoral visitations and counseling to assist staff chaplains, on own initiative, and by referral; to learn about and assist with the crisis ministry (i.e., intensive care units, emergency room, deaths, serious accidents); liturgical functions.
  • 1.3. Initiates attention to new admitted patients, visits or coordinates their visitation by other members of the department, staff trainees, or volunteers. Participates in completing spiritual and cultural assessments on all new admitted patients.
  • 1.4. Responsible for on-call coverage to patients and families on a rotating basis with other members of the CPE program.
  • 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 records as mandated by department policies and JCAHO standards.
  • 3.1. Makes notes in charts as appropriate within departmental guidelines and keeps records on departmental forms of special acts such as baptisms, critical calls, and visits at death. Assists by keeping a daily log of experiences and performances as to time, place, description and people involved.
  • 4. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community clergy and congregations.
  • 4.1. Collaborates with community clergy to assist in their visitation of hospitalized parishioners. Assists the department in obtaining the correct, most specific, hospital printout of religious affiliation.
  • 4.2. As time permits, participates in supervised activities to foster relationships of the hospital ministry to the community such as participating in liturgical services, preaching and lecturing.
  • 5. Expands professional competency through participation in ongoing training activities.
  • 5.1. Establishes a learning contract with the assigned chaplain supervisor and other chaplain residents that will direct learning and clinical ministry.
  • 5.2. Participates in the structured educational program and reviews and reflects on the entire ministry with which she/he is assisting.
  • 5.3. Under supervision, engages in the study of clinical, pastoral, ethical, administrative, or educational topics that might advance the knowledge and functioning of the Department.
  • 5.4. Assists in Hospital educational programs including those within the department, such as clinical conferences, orientation programs, or sessions involving religious and health issues (i.e. faith practices, ethical views).
  • 5.5. Participates in appropriate meetings with professional organizations to monitor the educational process and establish professional collegiality.
  • 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 one to 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.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:
    At least four units of clinical pastoral education
    EXPERIENCE:
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    SPECIAL_SKILLS:
    Masters of Religion or Masters of Divinity degree from an accredited school with A.A.T.A. or requisite nationalacademic accrediting body, Good standing with denomination or faith group; ordained, lay or professed, Certifiable by the Assoc. of Professional Chaplains, o 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 basis.

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. Theyare also required to stand and walk.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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    Job Info

    Job: 10769

    Department: Clinical Pastoral Education
    Category: Non - Clinical Other
    Status: Temporary
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00

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