Pastoral Care Associate - Catholic Chaplain

Job Number 58795
Posted 11/7/2018
Account Northern Light Mercy Hospital
Location |ME| MERCY STATE STREET, ME 04101
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 8:00-4:30
Job Details Job Summary:

The Catholic Chaplain visits and greets patients to establish dialogue, assess needs, provide spiritual care and guidance or discuss personal problems. Assists and counsels dying patients and their families; assists and educates other hospital personnel and community clergy in counseling for patient care. Contributes input to healthcare providers on medical/ethical issues. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Northern LightMercy Hospital.

Certification as a chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains is required within two (2) years of hire.
A master's degree in Theology, Divinity or related field or the equivalent required. Minimum of two (2) units of Clinical Pastoral Education required at time of hire.
A minimum of three (3) years of parish, missionary or other pastoral work is required. Experience working with and counseling acutely ill patients and families is desired. Acute care hospital experience is strongly preferred. Must have the ability to relate well with other denominational clergy and have an appreciation of differing religious beliefs, values and practices. Must use judgment and initiative to operate independently and autonomously in dealing with patients, families and staff in highly stressful situations. Must have excellent interpersonal skills as the incumbent deals with all levels of patients, families, and employees. Must be highly accountable for patient and family care provided through comforting and counseling. Incumbent has access to highly confidential patient information.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.