Provides coordination of services to meet patients, families and staff's spiritual needs in a cost-effective manner. Participates in a collaborative process which assesses plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates options and services to meet spiritual needs.
Initiates pastoral contacts with patients and families and offer spiritual/emotional support regarding present illness and its impact on the patientï¿½s life, i.e., able to identify and work with grief and loss issues. Assists patients and families regarding religious, spiritual and cultural practices during their hospital stay. Includes identifying usefulness of religious rituals as part of the healing process. Accompanies patients, families, as is appropriate in End of Life Care issues; working with issues of forgiveness, reconciliation, guilt, anxiety, etc. Performs full spiritual assessments that are meaningful to patients and staff. Ensures that patients, families and staff can access a chaplain and be able to have their spiritual/religious needs met. Demonstrates ability to discern the spiritual issues of patients, their support persons, and staff, and to provide appropriate and effective support. Demonstrates understanding of major bioethical principles, facilitates bioethical decision making. Understands and articulates the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Maintains confidentiality in managing information, re: patients, their support persons, and hospital staff. Understands and utilizes principles of crisis intervention.
Qualifications: Education Required: (from accredited institutions) Ordination and ecclesiastical endorsement by oneï¿½s religious superior. For Catholic priests, endorsement by the Ordinary of the Diocese. Preferred: Masters in Theology, Spirituality, Pastoral Studies or Master of Divinity.
Certificates Required: Certification or pursuing certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or National Association of Jewish Chaplains, with 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education, or its equivalent.
Experience Preferred: Prior experience in hospital ministry.
Skills Required: Leadership; communication and teaching; organizational; interpersonal; team building and collaboration; spiritual assessment; interviewing; documentation; identification of potential risk situations or potential liability, flexibility for multi-site ministry. Preferred: Bilingual (Spanish and English)
Knowledge Required: Quality improvement process, related health care practices and standards; knowledge and competency in providing spiritual care for patients of diverse faith traditions from infancy thru the geriatric population, current practices, issues and regulations involved in transition planning; spiritual aspects of health care; professional and regulatory standards
Technology Required: Basic computer skills, personal technology tools, and awareness of current use of technology in related field. Preferred: Advanced computer skills, technology of the specialty.
Other Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, weekends and/or holidays and take call schedule as required.
Primary Location: Nogales, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 1905041912
About Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.