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Staff Chaplain

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Staff Chaplain will coordinate the health care ministries including pastoral care activities and services to patients, families, and staff of the campus. Supervises all volunteer chaplains, coordinates the ministry of community clergy and provides pastoral care and consultation to patients/families and hospital and medical staff. Maintains professional and denominational credentials and certifications.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provides pastoral care and consultation to patients, families, hospital and medical staff in individual, family and/or group context.
A. Maintains daily statistics on consults/pages responded to.
B. Provides appropriate referrals to members of the multidisciplinary healthcare
team and to community resources and clergy.
C. Performs spiritual assessment and care during pastoral visits and documents such.
D. Regularly attends to hospital staff's emotional and spiritual well being.
E. Provides for emergency counseling and sacramental needs; individual and unit-based.
2. Provides staff education and support on spiritual, ethical and emotional dimensions
of health care practice.
A. Develops and leads unit-based didactics regarding bereavement issues,
normal grieving, etc.
B. Encourages unit-based case review for ethical dilemmas.
C. Raises staff's awareness, via education, of spiritual needs of patients,
families and themselves.
3. Participates in hospital committees relevant to patient care.
A. Maintains working knowledge regarding organ donations, Pennsylvania
Self-Determination Act and ethical dilemmas; Ethics Committee,
Nursing Ethics, Decisions of Life. Participates in hospital committees
relevant to patient care.
4. Demonstrates a capacity to access appropriate information from patient's chart as part of
spiritual assessment and a capacity to add the Pastoral Care Treatment Plan and notes
to the chart.
5. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.
6. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
7. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in
interactions with all customers (internal and external).
8. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical
Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process,
and Safety.
9. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective
and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
10. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
11. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of
growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
1. Maintains certifications and endorsements required by denomination and professional
organizations.
2. Participates in regional committees of ACPE, Inc. or APC, Inc. and denomination activities.
3. Performs these and other tasks assigned so as to promote the success and well-being of the department and hospital.
4. Other related duties as assigned.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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