Providence Health & Services Chaplain in Burbank, California
Providence is calling a Chaplain in Spiritual Care (Full Time, Evening Shift) at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, 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 volunteersImplement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives 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
Master's Degree in Divinity or equivalent degree
Provide documentation of current endorsement of, or good standing in a denomination in accordance with the requirements of his/her faith tradition.
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)
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)
Coursework or Training in MOAB I within 30 to 150 days of hire
About the ministry you will serve:
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years.
Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building.
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
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.
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.
Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care
Req ID: 247999