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Catholic Health Initiatives Chaplain in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa



Requisition #: 2019-R0259579

Post Date: 2 days ago

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 24

Primary Location: IA > COUNCIL BLUFFS > MERCY CB

Job Summary / Purpose

The Chaplain nurtures the healing ministry of the Church and contributes to the creation of healthier communities by delivering pastoral and spiritual care. Works closely with nursing, care management, physicians, palliative care, and other ancillary healthcare professionals. Collaborates with the Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education and students to provide learning experiences in pastoral services, where applicable. Partners with area clergy and ministers to facilitate the healing process. Other aspects of this role may include, but are not limited to the following: religious services, debriefing, and leading spirituality groups.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides pastoral/spiritual care to patients,loved ones, and staff.

  2. Completes spiritual assessments and developsplans of care. Communicates with othercare team members. Provides clinicaldocumentation as required.

  3. Provides site orientation, mentoring, andsupport to CPE Residents and Interns as assigned.

  4. Responds to and initiates routine and emergencyreferrals in a timely manner.

  5. Coordinates with the local religiouscommunity to ensure the patient’s/loved ones spiritual and/or sacramentalneeds are met.

  6. Coordinates spiritual/pastoral ministry andbereavement care for those approaching end of life and at death.

  7. Participates in interdisciplinary meetingswith other healthcare professionals as needed.

  8. Provides blessing/ritual/prayer for specialevents and day to day activities.

  9. Educates and assists patients with respect toAdvance Directives as needed.



  • Bachelor's Degree Required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Completion of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)at hire or completion of one unit of CPE within two years of date of hire.

  • Knowledge of the Common Standards for ProfessionalChaplaincy and the Ethical and ReligiousDirectives for Catholic Health Care Services published by the United StatesConference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, i.e. The JointCommission (TJC) standards and Health Insurance Portability and AccountabilityAct (HIPAA) regulations.

  • Ability to relate well with employees at all levels of theorganization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Practices excellent active listening skills.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality withsensitive information.

  • Accepting and understanding of diverse religious beliefs andpractices.

  • Ability to deal with crisis situations and periodic exposureto secondary traumatic stress.

  • Ability to function as a member of pastoral care andmultidisciplinary healthcare teams.

  • Proficiency of communication and informationtechnology which includes basic computer and word processing skills, email, anduse of the internet.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0259579

  • Schedule: Part-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Market: CHI Health

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