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Associate Chaplain - Hospice

Company: Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Now hiring an Associate Chaplain!The Associate Chaplain is an individual trained in basic spiritual care assessments and interventions.Completes basic spiritual care assessments and care delivery to patients, families and associates. Assists individuals with the integration of spiritual and cultural traditions into the plan of care.Offers basic support and counseling during crisis and non-crisis events.The Associate Chaplain is inclusive of individuals of all faiths and no faith; works to facilitate communication between individuals and their faith communities.Refers complex cases and ethical issues to a staff or clinical chaplain.Type of Opportunity: Per Required NeedFTE: 0.001000Exempt: NoWork Schedule: DaysQualifications:Bachelors Degree requiredBachelors degree required; Theological or Healthcare care education preferred.In lieu of degree, equivalencies for the undergraduate level theological education would be acceptable for faith traditions that do not offer degrees. Declaration and documentation of equivalencies are required.Must be involved with a recognized faith group.Training in pastoral ministry and/or hospital chaplaincy. Ecclesiastical endorsement required.One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent preferred.Must attend CISM training at least every two years.Education:Essential: Bachelor DegreeResponsibilities:Assess, provide and documents effective spiritual care to patients, families and associates including listening, counseling and prayer.Supports individuals from diverse economic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds; advocates for patient needs, values, and goals in the care process.Provides calming support for individuals in crisis, undergoing procedures, facing end-of-life decisions and traumatic events.Proactively participates in interdisciplinary delivery of holistic patient care services through rounding, departmental meetings and family conferences to promote optimal and realistic goals and outcomes.Responds to patients, families and associates with ethical decision-making, values and discernment makes.Participates and leads spiritual care groups.Assists with the implementation of advanced directives.Seeks consultation from staff or clinical chaplains if uncertain on how to respond to patient needs.Leads worship and administers sacraments in accordance with personal faith tradition and denominational approval as appropriate.Coordinates spiritual connections with pastors and spiritual care advisors in the community as requested.Participates in department meetings, organizational sponsored programs and educational secessions as requested.Consistently follows policies, procedures and approved practices.Incorporates all patient safety protocols and initiatives to optimize a safe patient environment.Maintains patient confidentiality of personal, medical information.Uses information technology and various electronic systems to assess, document and communicate patient care and work.Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Benefits:We offer more than the standard benefits!Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!Learn more about our employee benefits:https://www.phs.org/careers/employee-benefits/Pages/default.aspxWhy work at Presbyterian?As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers' markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.About Presbyterian Healthcare ServicesPresbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees - including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.About New MexicoNew Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture - from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.#NCS123

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