Chaplain - Certified - Owensboro Health

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Chaplain - Certified

Schedule: Full-Time Shift: Days
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Hours: 7:30a-4p; 9:30a-6p

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Job Summary
  • Provides pastoral care to patients, their family members and organizational staff experiencing challenge or crisis.
Job Responsibilities
  • Performs spiritual assessments and develops a spiritual plan of care.
  • Attends rounds on assigned units and makes an informed contribution to the interdisciplinary team.
  • Responds to Code Blue and trauma alerts, exemplifying a calming, soothing presence.
  • Provides education and direction in the end-of-life decisions and ethical issues upon request.
  • Fosters a collaborative relationship with community clergy and faith group leaders.
  • Assesses and responds to the spiritual and emotional needs of those counseled, including crisis intervention
  • and bereavement.
  • Provides support to hospital staff through individual counseling and structured group meetings.
  • Participates in an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care and patient health.
  • Documents visits and interventions appropriately according to the standards of the healthcare organization.
Organizational Responsibilities
  • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety, and a high-reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
  • Master's degree in Divinity, Theology or Religious Studies required.
  • Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education required. Board certification in chaplaincy with 1 of the following organizations required within 18 months of employment in this position: Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP).
Work Experience
  • At least 1-year experience in a Healthcare Facility preferred.
Skills & Attributes
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
FLSA Classification
  • Exempt
  • This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
Additional Position Related Details
Populations Served
  • Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on the scope of care of the service assignment.
Physical Requirements
Activity and Frequency:
  • Bending/Stooping - Occasionally
  • Climbing - Never
  • Keyboard Data Entry - Frequently
  • Kneeling - Frequently
  • Lifting/Moving Patients - Never
  • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Never
  • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Never
  • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Never
  • Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Never
  • Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Never
  • Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Never
  • Reaching - Never
  • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Never
  • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Never
  • Running - Never
  • Sitting - Frequently
  • Squatting - Occasionally
  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Audible Speech - Frequently
  • Hearing Acuity - Frequently
  • Smelling Acuity - Never
  • Taste Discrimination - Never
  • Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently
  • Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently
  • Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently
  • Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently
  • Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to the personal protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.
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