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Chaplain

Company: Community Medical Centers
Location: clovis
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:

The perfect blend of exceptional care and comfortable accommodations, Clovis Community Medical Center remains a top choice for women's services, labor and delivery, advanced minimally invasive surgeries, sports medicine, and weight-loss surgery. Home to the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, California's premier breast care center, we offer screening, diagnostics, and treatments using the most cutting-edge technology available. We're a family-oriented, suburban hospital at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains that's part of the Community Medical Centers healthcare network. Expanded in 2012, Clovis Community has 208 all-private rooms - making Clovis Community the only comprehensive hospital in the area with all-private rooms.

Whether for inpatient or outpatient care, we're here to provide the best possible experience and the highest quality care for the people we serve. That means we are able to offer a variety of ways for you to grow - both in the way you do your job as a healthcare professional and in the way you live your personal life. If you share our passion for providing the best possible care for each and every patient, you should consider a career with our team at Clovis Community Medical Center.

Responsibilities:

1. Provides pastoral care, emotional support and counsel to patients, patients' families and employees of Community Medical Centers (CMC). Provides support and services to any sub-set of patients according to service, floor or department, as assigned.

2. Records assessments of patient's spiritual needs and concerns, documents interventions to address them and the outcomes or effects in the patient's medical record.

3. Acts as a liaison between hospital/medical/nursing staff and family/friends of the patient during periods of crisis, terminal illness or Palliative Care status.

4. Assists to provide 24 hour coverage, including on-call, as needed.

5. Provides and conducts religious services (i.e., baptism, communion, funerals, memorials, special holiday services and other church rites) for patients, families and staff.

6. Provides education and training in spiritual care and emotional support throughout CMC facilities.

7. Assists in training, support and supervision of pastoral volunteers.

8. Collaborates and communicates with the interdisciplinary team in assessing the needs of the patient and family to ensure that comprehensive care is provided. Participates in patient care conferences, as needed.

9. Develops and utilizes patient-focused resources to serve the needs of the patient and family (i.e., library of inspirational/spiritual books and tapes, community religious contacts, informational resources on bereavement and grief, etc.).

10. Participates in local ministerial activities designed to promote pastoral care volunteer programs and develop resources for patient care.

11. Consults appropriately with community clergy, congregations and agencies, in all matters related to ministry of patients and families.

12. Maintains professional chaplain qualifications through current ecclesiastical endorsement and professional credential requirements.

13. Notifies management of any breaches of standards and contributes to improvement processes.

14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education

* Bachelor's Degree in Divinity, Religion or Theology required * Denominational ordination in good standing required * 4 units of ACPE certified Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) required * Master's Degree in Divinity, Religion or Theology preferred * High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) or Completion of a CMC Approved Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Certificate and 6 years of ministry experience may be substituted for Bachelor's Degree and experience requirement

o Note: Incumbents hired into position prior to October 20th, 2020 are grandfathered into the role with their existing units of CPE (if any).

Experience

* 2 years of ministry experience providing spiritual care required * 2 years of ministry experience in a hospital setting preferred * 2 years of Palliative or Hospice experience preferred * Bilingual - Spanish speaking preferred

Licenses and Certifications

* DL - Valid California Driver's License and driving record acceptable to Community Medical Centers required

Keywords: Community Medical Centers, Clovis , Chaplain, Other , clovis, California

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