The Chaplain provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and staff to assist them in their task of adjusting to spiritual and emotional issues. These services are accompanied through visitation, a ministry of hospitality, crisis intervention, consultation on ethical issues, and on call coverage as requested. Integrates theological education and practice in caring for patients, families, and staff of all faiths/cultures in the medical setting.
Minimum Education:â¢Master's degree in divinity, theology or related field from an accredited Seminary, College or University required. Minimum Experience/Knowledge:â¢Minimum one (1) year experience providing spiritual care in a healthcare setting or pastoral care ministry required.â¢Ability to minister in a cross-cultural setting.â¢Ability to participate in pastoral/spiritual care-giving to persons of any faith group.â¢Sensitivity to diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural practices and values.â¢Ability to respond to people of diverse backgrounds in a caring and compassionate way, enabling them to make decisions, accept loss, and cope with crisis situations.â¢Ability to function effectively in crisis or under stress.â¢Capable of theological and spiritual reflection with persons.â¢Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, managers, volunteers, administrators, patients, and families.â¢Ability to communicate spiritual and/or religious needs of patients to the multi-disciplinary health care team and to other chaplains/spiritual care-givers.â¢Ability to work/cooperate with community religious leaders and their gifts to the hospital spiritual care and ministry. Required License/Certification:Preferred:â¢Minimum four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education completed from an accredited program.â¢Ordained, licensed or endorsed for ministry by their prospective recognized faith community.â¢Board Certified Chaplain with APC, NACC or NAJC.Required:â¢LA City Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
Internal Number: REQ20091168
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