Staff Chaplain – MU Health Care – Columbia, Missouri
To provide spiritual support to patients, family and staff; facilitate arrangements as needed to enable patients to practice their spiritual beliefs while hospitalized; act as liaison with community clergy of all faith groups.
Respond to referrals of admitted patients/families, assess the spiritual needs of patients/families and provide pastoral care and counseling accordingly. Provide crisis intervention services to patients/families in all health care system facilities as requested.
Function as a cohesive member of the pastoral care team, providing pastoral care services for patients of other chaplains as needed. Work collaboratively with medical treatment teams. Serve as On Call Chaplain for medical and spiritual emergencies.
Act as liaison between hospital staff, patients/family/friends of the patient during periods of crisis, such as critical illness.
Contact the patient’s faith leader at patient’s request. Coordinate pastoral care activities with other health care disciplines to avoid interrupting medical care and to ensure spiritual support for the patient.
Perform religious rites or arrange for appropriate religious leader to do so, as requested by patient/family. Provide interdenominational worship services as needed and schedule chapel functions including visiting clergy.
Document pastoral care services provided in the electronic medical record as defined in department policies.
Serve on interdisciplinary committees, attend patient conferences as requested.
A master’s degree in Divinity or Theology from a recognized, accredited Seminary, Divinity School of Theology is required.
Three units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) through APCE, NACC or CACS is required. A fourth unit will be expected to be completed within two years of employment.
Appropriate Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) required within two years of employment.
Please apply online at: https://uofmo.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=17004429&lang=en
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