Provide spiritual support to patients, families and staff. Assist in the orientation, training, and professional development of department staff, community clergy, volunteer chaplains, and visiting Catholic Priest. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric and behavioral health groups.
SPIRITUAL NEEDS - Provide in-house, off-site, and on-call spiritual need coverage to patients, families and hospital staff by responding to codes, death, and other emergencies
SPIRITUAL NEEDS - Provide spiritual support to patients, families and hospital staff as requested; provide sacraments, worship services, and memorial services
PASTORAL CARE - Assess and plan for Pastoral Care Program consistent with available resources and institution mission; assist in planning, organizing, scheduling, and conducting spiritual programs and services
MINISTRY - Provide for specific needs of individual faiths by fostering an ecumenical/universal approach to hospital ministry; provide sacraments for patients as needed, i.e. Announting of the sick, Confessions, Holy Eucharist, etc.
COLLABORATION - Collaborate with Hospital staff employees when working with patients to strengthen the care provided; assist in identifying and solving problems
OVERSIGHT - Oversee use of chapel for spiritual purposes; act as liaison with local clergy; provide in-service and community educational needs of individual faiths by fostering ecumenical approach to hospital ministry
DOCUMENTATION - Compile and complete documentation of patient care activities using the FICA Spiritual Assessment
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Masters of Divinity or equivalent
1 year directly related experience
Ordination into Roman Catholic Priesthood
Education Requirements - Preferred:
Membership in National Assoc. of Catholic Chaplains
4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Mental health facility inpatient experience; Bio-medical Ethics Committee Member experience
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Physical Demands Requirements:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
May be required or is required to perform on-call duties
May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
Sig Haz: Physical risk, injuries due to combative patient behavior