Providence Clinical Chaplain in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Clinical Chaplain - Connections Palliative Care (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.
We are seeking a Clinical Chaplain - Connections Palliative Care, that will provide spiritual and emotional care as a member of Connections Palliative Care interdisciplinary team at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Provides guidance to patients, their families, guests, volunteers, caregivers and physicians. Supports the decision makers with skills in theology, ethics, and ecumenical approaches to faith communities as applied to healthcare.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Provide emotional and spiritual care to those who are served by Connections Palliative Care consult service and their families:
Assess emotional and spiritual needs and minister to those needs
Participate in and lead palliative care family meetings
Give appropriate referral to other disciplines as necessary
Provide Palliative Care education across disciplines
Provide support to health care workers and volunteers in their efforts to deal with issues arising during the course of caring for palliative care patients and families
Participate as an active member of both the Connections Palliative Care team and Spiritual Care Services team
Work across sites served by Connections Palliative Care as needed
Provide leadership and celebrates rituals, blessings, religious services and sacramental ministry as appropriate
Maintain professional expertise through appropriate educational opportunities
Promptly documents care provided in the electronic health record according to department standards
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Master's Degree in Theology, Divinity -OR- a related field
Certification by National Association of Catholic Chaplains (N.A.C.C.), Association of Professional Chaplains (A.P.C), National Association of Jewish Chaplains (N.A.J.C.), or Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (C.A.S.C.); certification eligible clinical chaplain candidates will be expected to complete their board certification within two (2) years of hire date
Certification will be maintained as 'active status' as verified and tracked by the department Director
Documentation of current ecclesial endorsement or support of sponsoring religious group
About Providence in Oregon:
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
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Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care
Req ID: 276495