Chaplain Resident

Rockville, MD
Oct 31, 2020
Dec 07, 2020
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire Chaplain Resident who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

The Chaplain Resident program provides an opportunity for education, training and service in pastoral care within the Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Departments. The Chaplain Resident is a student in the Adventist HealthCare accredited CPE program under the supervision of CPE Supervisors and reports to the Director of CPE.

As a Chaplain Resident, you will:
• Conduct visits and provide spiritual support and prayer to patients and families in various situations; providing comfort and a calming presence as needed; serve as a referral source for resources outside of hospital (i.e. clergy and/or counseling agencies); facilitate communication with personal clergy or faith community.
• Serve as a member of the clinical team, participate in clinical rounds and interdisciplinary team meetings; communicate, cooperate and collaborate with clinical staff; respond to urgent situations; provide presence and support in the event of a death.
• Conduct spiritual care assessments to identify spiritual needs and concerns of patients and their families and develop care plan to meet those needs.
• Provide spiritual support to staff as needed; serve as a resource for additional spiritual or counseling support; work with staff to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness and loss.
• Conduct religious services (worships, weddings, memorial services, funerals and communion) and celebrations for all faith traditions.
• Participate in special programs for patients and staff.
• Assumes personal accountability to support Adventist HealthCare mission, vision and values; participates in and engages with the Baldridge framework.

Qualifications include:
• Masters level degree with theological training (i.e. MDiv; MA Religion or Theology or equivalent). Will accept candidates currently in a master's level program with defined completion date.
• Must have completed at least one unit of clinical pastoral education (CPE) training through an accredited program.
• Ordained/Commissioned ministerial credentials preferred.
• Minimum of 2 years pastoral ministry or ministry in a healthcare setting, with demonstrated effectiveness.
• A combination of experience and education may be considered.

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Full-time days, M-F, 8am - 4pm

Occasional coverage at Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, MD.

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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