Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) has an outstanding opportunity for a fee-based/on-call SPIRITUAL CARE PROVIDER (Chaplain). The mission of the Department of Spiritual Care is to provide high quality, cross-culturally sensitive spiritual care to patients, families and staff of University of Washington Medical Center. Clinical Spiritual Care Providers offer patients, families, and staff the opportunity to embrace the spiritual component of health, illness, and death by supporting and exploring ones spiritual coping practices and address any spiritual, religious or existential distress. UWMC attends to the diversity of cultures and spiritual needs by the multi-faith and inter-spiritual nature of our work and by our partnerships with many cultural and spiritual traditions. We assess and respond to the complexities of spiritual, religious and existential (SRE) distress and support and explore SRE coping practices.
Provide Spiritual Care counsel including positive, supportive, discrete, respectful, kind, approachable, courteous, affirming, inclusive and welcoming assistance to patients and families and staff
Ability to effectively assess and address SRE Distress and Coping, goals, hopes, etc.
Demonstrate active listening skills; Communicate effectively in person and via phone
Effectively communicate with UWMC and SCCA Spiritual Care Teams for highest quality plan of care coordination
Adhere to the safety and isolation signs on patient doors
Lead after-hours Staff Care (Tea for the Soul) when requested by department
Complete an entry into the patient’s electronic medical record and dept. statistical log after each clinical encounter
Wear professional attire in accordance with UWMC Dress Code, including ID badge at all times on duty
Adhere to the rules and regulations, policies and procedures of UWMC and the Spiritual Care Department
Remain up to date and in compliance with yearly UWMC required trainings and health screenings
Fill out time card accurately and on time
On-Call Chaplains Additional Duties: Provide a minimum of four on-call shifts per month. Exceptions are discussed with the department manager
Written verbatim demonstrating best work, analysis of visit, insight and learnings
Masters Degree of Divinity or equivalent
Endorsement or statement of good standing in religious, spiritual or philosophical tradition
Have completed at least one unit of CPE in the ACPE Program. Preference to those who have completed additional units or are eligible for APC Board Certification
Received recommendation of ACPE supervisor (for those with only one unit)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is an on-call/per diem position, which may require working some shifts on evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
TO APPLY: Please submit an updated application, complete the assessments, and submit a cover letter through our online application. Please also submit a current Verbatim or case study (within last 3 years preferred) that reflects your level of clinical skill, your facility to address spiritual distress, end of life issues and your level of personal awareness. You may submit the Verbatim/case study directly to Mia Baumgartner, Manager of Spiritual Care, at email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.