Chaplain Job at CommonSpirit Health, Pendleton, OR

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  • CommonSpirit Health
  • Pendleton, OR

Job Description

CHI St. Anthony Hospital is a 25 bed licensed for 49 faith-based acute care level four trauma critical access hospital and healthcare campus serving the Pendleton Oregon area for more than 100 years. We are committed to the highest quality of patient care and safety; and to strengthening our community through wellness education. CHI St. Anthony Hospital is designed specifically to ensure that our physicians nurses and healthcare professionals can continue to provide extraordinary care for our patients. The 103000 square foot hospital features 4 operations rooms 11 emergency rooms 30 private patient rooms and the latest medical equipment. St. Anthony Hospital has plenty of room to grow as needed by the community and will continue to provide the safest quality of care possible. St. Anthony Hospital was also named one of the top patient experience hospitals in 2021. CHI St. Anthony is a member of  CommonSpirit Health the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools and comprehensive outpatient services-all recognized for quality safety and service. To learn more go to 

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing emotional and spiritual support through pastoral care services to patients their families and hospital staff as a member of the Spiritual Care Resources Team. The Chaplain utilizes appropriate pastoral ministry approaches to support patients residents and family members during a period of illness injury or grief.

Behaviors and attitude reveal a strong commitment to St. Anthony’s Mission Philosophy and Values: Compassion Inclusion Integrity Excellence and Collaboration . Demonstrates understanding of customer relationships and extends pastoral care when indicated to employees physicians volunteers students and others.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • This position is responsible for assisting the Director in providing emotional and spiritual support through pastoral care services to patients their families and hospital staff as a member of the Spiritual Care Resources Team. The Chaplain utilizes appropriate pastoral ministry approaches to support patients residents and family members during a period of illness injury or grief. Behaviors and attitude reveal a strong commitment to Mercy’s Mission Philosophy and Values.
  • Demonstrates understanding of customer relationships It is the responsibility of all employees to read accept and follow the initiatives of Mercy Medical Center as outlined in the publication Our Values and Ethics at Work. Corporate Compliance is the duty and responsibility of everyone employed by St. Anthony Hospital and its related organizations.
  • Promotes a strong belief in St. Anthony’s and the Franciscan Mission and has respect for and compliance with St. Anthony’s Patient Rights Statement.
  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with St. Anthony’s Core Values: .
  • Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the St. Anthony Hospital Security Policies as it applies to their job role.
  • Collaborates with immediate supervisor to establish define and refine department goals and objectives consistent with facility’s Mission and Values and demonstrates satisfactory progress towards these goals and objectives.
  • Exhibits the ability to make effective decisions based on verifiable and measurable data/criteria.
  • Promotes positive customer relations with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrates respect and sensitivity to cultural/social differences in interactions with others.
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates initiative and problem solving skills using sound judgment.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed with little or no direction; shows initiative in assisting others within the department.
  • Provides pastoral care and supports patients residents and family members during a period of illness injury loss or grief.
  • Provides spiritual/religious resources appropriate to the care of patients families and staff.
  • Triages and manages crises in the practice of spiritual care.
  • Provides spiritual care that respects diversity and differences including but not limited to culture gender sexual orientation and spiritual/religious practices.
  • Facilitates logical reflection in the practice of spiritual care.
  • Formulates and utilizes spiritual assessments in order to contribute to plans of care.
  • Understands and utilizes the problem solving process for patient and resident caseload.
  • Maintains current documentation on patient and resident caseload and record keeping responsibilities.
  • Manages and submits weekly reports of assisting patients family clergy and staff with spiritual care needs.
  • Networks with community clergy on a continuum of spiritual care.
  • Develops coordinates and facilitates public worship/spiritual practices appropriate to diverse settings and needs.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Completion of or working towards Clinical Pastoral Education preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theology Behavioral Science Ministry or a related field desired
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • One (1) year of experience as a Healthcare Chaplain in a hospital and/or long term care facility preferred

Required Licensure and Certifications:

  • Ordained Christian Ministers preferred
  • Certification in NACC (National Associate of Catholic Chaplains) or ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education preferred
  • Evidence of ongoing education following graduation preferred

Required Minimum Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

  • Strong interpersonal skills required. Understanding of the grief process crisis intervention and group dynamics
  • Must possess the ability to complete spiritual assessments document plans of care as well as provide and evaluate service.
  • Organizational and speaking ability 

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