Provides support to patients, families and hospital staff. Chaplains are available 24/7 to families and staff in emotional, spiritual, and ethical crisis. Offers pastoral care and bereavement care to families who have experienced death at Children's Hospital, and offer religious and psychological resources to assist those in crisis. Acts as liaison between hospital and clergy in the community, and serves on committees such as the Ethics Committee, Internal Review Board, and Palliative Care Committee.
Masters Required Accredited college and school of theology and a minimum of four (4) quarters of clinical pastoral education in an accredited center.
Minimum Work Experience
One year of pastoral experience
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Ordained and/or endorsed by a denomination and eligible for membership in the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Interpersonal skills needed to work with people who are stressed, ability to assess patientsâ€™ spiritual needs, empathy, communication and crisis intervention skills, bereavement skills.
Ethical knowledge and behavior and ability to intervene in ethical issues.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Knowledge of other cultures, religions and ethnic backgrounds with the ability to help staff bridge gaps.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Light lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 10-20 lbs occasionally and frequent moving of objects of less than 10 lbs is required. Frequent sitting with some walking, standing, squatting, bending and reaching is required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
Internal Number: 2241
About East Tennessee Children's Hospital
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.