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Chaplain - Hospital

Company: Boulder Community Health
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Per Diem- On Call for average of around 24 hours/week with opportunity for additional hours depending on needs.# Starting rate of $25.15 per hour,#additional consideration based on years of experience.#A differential is provided for flexibility associated with scheduling. Starting rate includes per diem differential. Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People#s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County.# Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people#s lives and be a positive contribution to the community. Boulder Community Health is a not-for-profit, to provide our community with the highest value healthcare in an innovative, patient integrated regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and the surrounding areas. Our mission is -centric environment. Our vision: We are partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation.# BCH is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, orthopedics, cancer care, surgery, primary care, emergency and trauma, urgent care, stroke care and neurology. Some 540 physicians in 54 medical specialties have privileges at BCH. POSITION SUMMARY A staff chaplain is responsible for providing spiritual care to patients, family members and hospital staff.# Provides coverage to various hospital units at the direction of the Coordinator of Pastoral Care. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training Master of Divinity degree or Master degree in Theology or Religion or equivalent preferred. Minimum of two Units of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent clinical training.# Chaplaincy Certification by one of the following certification associations strongly preferred:# the Association of Professional Chaplains, the Association of Jewish Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education or the Spiritual Care Association. Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.) Knowledge, Skill and Ability Broad familiarity with major religious groups, their beliefs and practices especially relating to illness, dying, and death. Appropriate knowledge in the areas of theology and the behavioral sciences. Comfortable in providing care to persons of diverse religious/spiritual backgrounds; comfortable with an interreligious and intercultural approach to spiritual care. Ability to communicate effectively on an individual level and in groups, particularly in emotionally charged situations. Ability to perform duties with compassion, energy, openness, and flexibility. Ability to counsel and assist others by providing spiritual guidance and support. Comfortable working amidst illness and injury, in emergency and trauma situations, and with dying and death. Ability to respect and uphold hospital policies and laws regarding confidentiality. A commitment to wellness and self-care practices that encourage a culture of wellness across disciplines. Ability to demonstrate ENCORE! Values. Experience One year experience providing spiritual care in a hospital setting is preferred.# Palliative Care experience and knowledge of bioethics is preferred WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES Stairs, elevators, doors, movement between BCH facilities, Car/Shuttle/Walk; some out-of-hospital community resource visiting; writing, reading, speaking, carrying, lifting, walking # in all types of weather; ability to move around the hospital. INTERRELATIONSHIPS Working cooperatively with other disciplines, including clinical and non-clinical staff. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under general supervision of Coordinator of Pastoral Care, provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, families, and hospital staff by visiting on rounds or by referral on designated hospital units. Participates in planning/discharge rounds with the interdisciplinary team on assigned units. Serves as consultant to the Palliative Care team as needed. Responds to and provides appropriate emotional/spiritual support in trauma/crisis situations. Assists patients and families in understanding and completing Advance Directives. Has authorized access to patient medical records for assessing spiritual needs and recording interactions with patients and families. Assists in contacting and offering hospitality to outside clergy visiting hospital patients. Offers religious services in Hospital Chapel when appropriate. About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more. EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace # #IND50

Per Diem- On Call for average of around 24 hours/week with opportunity for additional hours depending on needs.

Starting rate of $25.15 per hour, additional consideration based on years of experience. A differential is provided for flexibility associated with scheduling. Starting rate includes per diem differential.

Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People's Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and be a positive contribution to the community.

Boulder Community Health is a not-for-profit, to provide our community with the highest value healthcare in an innovative, patient integrated regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and the surrounding areas. Our mission is -centric environment. Our vision: We are partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation. BCH is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, orthopedics, cancer care, surgery, primary care, emergency and trauma, urgent care, stroke care and neurology. Some 540 physicians in 54 medical specialties have privileges at BCH.

POSITION SUMMARY

A staff chaplain is responsible for providing spiritual care to patients, family members and hospital staff. Provides coverage to various hospital units at the direction of the Coordinator of Pastoral Care.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education or Formal Training

  • Master of Divinity degree or Master degree in Theology or Religion or equivalent preferred. Minimum of two Units of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent clinical training.
  • Chaplaincy Certification by one of the following certification associations strongly preferred: the Association of Professional Chaplains, the Association of Jewish Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education or the Spiritual Care Association.

Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  • Broad familiarity with major religious groups, their beliefs and practices especially relating to illness, dying, and death.
  • Appropriate knowledge in the areas of theology and the behavioral sciences.
  • Comfortable in providing care to persons of diverse religious/spiritual backgrounds; comfortable with an interreligious and intercultural approach to spiritual care.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on an individual level and in groups, particularly in emotionally charged situations.
  • Ability to perform duties with compassion, energy, openness, and flexibility.
  • Ability to counsel and assist others by providing spiritual guidance and support.
  • Comfortable working amidst illness and injury, in emergency and trauma situations, and with dying and death.
  • Ability to respect and uphold hospital policies and laws regarding confidentiality.
  • A commitment to wellness and self-care practices that encourage a culture of wellness across disciplines.
  • Ability to demonstrate ENCORE! Values.

Experience

  • One year experience providing spiritual care in a hospital setting is preferred.
  • Palliative Care experience and knowledge of bioethics is preferred

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Stairs, elevators, doors, movement between BCH facilities, Car/Shuttle/Walk; some out-of-hospital community resource visiting; writing, reading, speaking, carrying, lifting, walking - in all types of weather; ability to move around the hospital.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS

Working cooperatively with other disciplines, including clinical and non-clinical staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under general supervision of Coordinator of Pastoral Care, provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, families, and hospital staff by visiting on rounds or by referral on designated hospital units.
  • Participates in planning/discharge rounds with the interdisciplinary team on assigned units.
  • Serves as consultant to the Palliative Care team as needed.
  • Responds to and provides appropriate emotional/spiritual support in trauma/crisis situations.
  • Assists patients and families in understanding and completing Advance Directives.
  • Has authorized access to patient medical records for assessing spiritual needs and recording interactions with patients and families.
  • Assists in contacting and offering hospitality to outside clergy visiting hospital patients.
  • Offers religious services in Hospital Chapel when appropriate.

About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado

Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.

Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.

EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

#IND50

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