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Providence Health & Services Chaplain in Mission Hills, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Chaplain (Per diem/Variable shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

We are seeking a Chaplain who will provide spiritual care and support to patients, families, and staff and performs or arranges for religious services to meet patient needs. Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population (e.g., adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics), and participates in related continuing education.

In this position you will:

  • Consult with hospital staff regarding ministry. Collaborate with members of the hospice or health care team in identifying and resolving issues. Act as a liaison between patient, family, and hospital or hospice staff during periods of crisis, e.g. illness, dying, lengthy or difficult surgery

  • Promote spiritual/emotional support among staff and volunteers

  • Implement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objective as well as improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control policies

  • Make initial spiritual assessment. Provide spiritual and emotional support to patients/families

  • Evaluate patient needs for spiritual care and initiates or recommends individual programs and services to meet those needs. Integrate this plan of care into the interdisciplinary plan of care

  • Determine and support spiritual practices in keeping with the patient's and family's religious tradition

  • Facilitate religious services. Administer the sacraments and performs religious rites as appropriate

  • Meet with patients and employees upon request for private counseling. Meet with discharged patients who have indicated the need for such follow up

  • Complete medical chart documentation as required

  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops

  • Attend meetings as required

  • Provide community outreach in the form of support groups for holistic healing, educational programs for local congregations, and Memorial Services

  • Act as liaison between local clergy and patients in relation to their ongoing care within their own religious tradition

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Divinity or equivalent degree

  • Provide documentation of a minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the National Association of Catholic Chaplains , or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP). Note: Of the required four units of CPE, an equivalency for one of the units may be considered.

  • Certification as a chaplain by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Association of Professional Chaplains or the National Association of Jewish Chaplains or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education is encouraged within two years of hire. (Providence Standards of Excellence for Spiritual Care, Standard III, Article 29)

  • Provide documentation of current endorsement of, or good standing in a denomination in accordance with the requirements of his/her faith tradition

About the hospital you will serve.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 263466

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