Full-Time Staff Chaplains for
Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital
-Multiple Positions Available-

Lifespan, Rhode Island
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN)
Position Description

 

Summary of Position

As an employee of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, the Staff Chaplain is responsible for providing chaplaincy care services at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and/or Newport Hospital in Rhode Island. S/he will:

  • Participate in the delivery of effective and efficient Chaplaincy Care services to patients, their loved ones and staff of all faith traditions
  • Actively support full integration of Chaplaincy Services in the institution
  • Participate in and contribute to the professional Chaplaincy Services community
  • Participate in programs and administrative activities of HCCN
  • Report to the Director of Chaplaincy Services for Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Participate in the delivery of effective and efficient Chaplaincy Care services to patients, their loved ones and staff of all faith traditions

  • Actively participate in the delivery of Chaplaincy Services according to the Standards of Practice of the Association of Professional Chaplains and the principles and practices of Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy and congruent with the hospital mission and priorities
  • Respond in a timely manner to all requests for Chaplaincy Services
  • Provide appropriate worship opportunities
  • Participate in meeting the ritual and sacramental needs
  • Participate in the on-call schedule to provide 24/7 coverage to the hospitals
  • Work collaboratively with community clergy and spiritual care volunteers
  • Support and participate in the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement (CQI) aligned with hospital CQI initiatives where applicable under the direction of the director

 

2. Actively support full integration of Chaplaincy Services in the institution

  • Provide liaison to other departments such as social work, volunteers, etc.
  • Serve on institutional committees as appointed
  • Promote an interdisciplinary approach to Chaplaincy Services
  • Participation on palliative care rounds/committee as requested by institutional administration (e.g., Administrative Director of Clinical Social Work)
  • Provide spiritual care education to hospital community as needs are identified
  • Provide chaplaincy support to hospital staff to the extent agreed upon by institutional administration (e.g., Administrative Director of Clinical Social Work)
  • Provide ethics, crisis and grief support

 

3. Participate in and contribute to the professional Chaplaincy Services community

  • Maintain certification and good standing in a professional Chaplaincy certifying association
  • Author or co-author materials relevant to spiritual care
  • Participate in teaching/lecturing as invited
  • Participate in research relevant to the field
  • Collaborate with HCCN and hospital community on research and writing initiatives

 

4. Participate in programs and administrative activities of HCCN

  • Participate in monthly HCCN staff meetings
  • Participate in regular professional development activities and supervision
  • Participate in monthly planning meetings for department directors
  • Ensure the provision of HCCN resources are well integrated into the institutional setting

 

Qualifications

  • Must be certified, or eligible for certification, as a Board Certified Chaplain by and in good standing with a national chaplaincy certifying body, such as the Spiritual Care Association, Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, and the National Association of Jewish Chaplains
    • This certification requires a college degree, a master’s level degree in a field related to health care chaplaincy, minimum two units of clinical pastoral education, and a rigorous professional assessment and peer review process
  • Computer literacy and a skill level in Microsoft Office Suite of intermediate Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be willing to learn Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy

 

Working Conditions

  • Some direct contact with patients with communicable diseases using accepted universal precautions
  • Substantial time spent with students, staff, patients and their loved ones requiring a high degree of emotional energy and mental alertness
  • Must have mobility through the health institution’s facilities which are handicapped accessible

 

Cover letter and resume should be sent to Edward Haran This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Subject line: Lifespan Staff Chaplain.