Chaplain

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
Mar 27, 2018
Closes
May 11, 2018
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
Sentara Healthcare is currently recruiting for an experienced Chaplain to work Full-time (40hrs/wk) Days in order to provide pastoral support at our Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. This position will work with Cardiac, Palliative Care and Oncology as well as other areas in the hospital. Position will require some weekends as well as some on-call days.

Coordinates the provision of spiritual care throughout the hospital for patients, families and staff. Develops, implements and evaluates the spiritual plan of care through a spiritual assessment. Educates staff in the provision of spiritual care. Coordinates and collaborates with multi-disciplinary team members to facilitate comprehensive and integrated holistic care of patients and families (to include clinical ethics). Documents patient care concerns and interventions. Contributes to hospital committees. Offers expertise in cultural/faith diversity, advance care planning, major life transitions, end of life medical decision-making, and grief processes. Works in a multi-staff and culturally diverse setting.

Education Level
Master's Level Degree - DIVINITY

Experience
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

License
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Skills
Required: Active Listening, Communication, Critical Thinking, Social Perceptiveness, Technology/Computer

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other
Equivalent education will be considered. Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education required. Ordination or commission to function in ministry by a recognized religious group; and religious group endorsement for hospital chaplaincy required. Board certified by a national certifying professional chaplaincy organization within 2 years of employment. Please note: Current employees hired as of 8/1/2014 are grandfathered to the certification requirement. Basic CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) training, group and individual, within one (1) year of employment. Ethics consultation training as determined by the Sentara Center for Healthcare Ethics within one (1) year of employment.

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