Chaplain Job at University of Maryland Medical System, Towson, MD

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  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Towson, MD

Job Description



 

When you come to the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, you’re coming to more than simply a beautiful 37-acre, 218-bed suburban Baltimore, Maryland campus. You’re embarking on a professional journey that encourages opportunities, values a team atmosphere, and makes convenience and flexibility a priority. Joining our team of healthcare professionals means you’ll be contributing to a locally and nationally recognized institution. UM St. Joseph has been recognized by The Leapfrog Group as a grade ‘A’ hospital and by U.S. News & World Report as #3 in both the state and Baltimore Metro area, making UM St. Joseph the highest-ranking community hospital in Maryland. In addition, we’ve been consistently recognized as a top employer by Baltimore magazine. 

Job Description



 

I. General Summary

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center is a faith based, Roman Catholic hospital, founded in the Franciscan tradition. The Department of Spiritual Care serves the spiritual, religious and emotional needs of patients, families and employees, providing proactive pastoral care and leadership to assigned areas within the Medical Center.

 

II. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by those assigned to this classification. This is not an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the Department of Spiritual Care.

 

  • Provides pastoral care to patients, families, and employees of the Medical Center in accordance with departmental procedures and accepted pastoral practices.
    • Proactively provides pastoral care to patients, families/friends and staff. Responds to referrals for pastoral care to patients, families and/or staff by pagers, intake/triage power chart assessment, phone, and verbal referrals.
    • Actively participates in responsibility for shared duties, including on call coverage as needed.
    • Documents pastoral interventions according to established departmental and Medical Center policies and procedures.
    • Provides proactive pastoral care on assigned units and throughout hospital as needed.
  • Facilitates worship, special events services and administers the Sacraments as needed.
  • Leads therapeutic and other health-related groups as needed.
  • Serves as an advisor on religious affairs to the Medical Center.
    • Serves on committees as assigned by the Director of Spiritual Care.
    • Participates in the programs of professional organizations and clinical conferences.
    • Facilitates biomedical ethical decision-making/consultation.
    • May serve as advisor on appropriate religious matters of concern to one’s specific faith group.
  • Consults with professional staff members on patient needs and problems including recommending referrals to outside resources for follow-up care in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Provides leadership/training opportunities consistent within the area of specialty or training and experience, including facilitating training to seminarians as assigned by the Director of Spiritual Care.
  • Observes established Medical System policies, procedures, objectives, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

Qualifications



 

III. Education and Experience

 

  1. Candidates should possess or in the process of possessing a Master's degree in Divinity, or a related theological field, or an equivalent degree from an accredited college, university or seminary.
  2. Ordination, rostering, endorsing or licensing as a religious leader in his/her faith tradition or equivalent designation is required. Letter of good standing from his/her faith tradition is required.
  3. Certification as a Board-Certified Chaplain is preferred. For the newly hired Chaplain, certification as Board Certified is required within 5 years.
  4. One year of pastoral experience or equivalent is required.
  5. Minimum of two units, four units preferred, of Clinical Pastoral Education from an accredited ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education) center or school.

 

IV. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of theology, scripture, counseling skills, comparative religions, Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs), and church practices.
  2. Ability to handle confidential issues with the utmost integrity, discretion and HIPAA compliance.
  3. Effective verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills are necessary.
  4. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the diverse patient population.

Additional Information



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Job Tags

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