Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families, and staff. Chaplains are members of the interdisciplinary care teams and participate in the provision of holistic care.
Job Duties
  • Chaplains take on call in rotation with the other chaplains and overnight as needed.
  • Chaplains participate in staff meetings and staff education.
  • Chaplains contact local clergy if necessary or requested by patient/family.
  • Provides community education on spiritual care related topics.
  • Facilitates discussion regarding end of life wishes.
  • Leads prayer with patients, families, or with staff.
  • Plans and leads worship services/memorial services.
  • Participates in creating a plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Documents patient/family assessments in the clinical records.
  • Assesses and cares for the spiritual/emotional needs of patients, families, and staff.

Department Specific Duties

  • Facilitate appropriate and healing rituals at time of a Patient's death as requested.
  • Coordinate spiritual care with the Patient's or the Care Giver's faith community.
  • Assess and facilitate anticipatory grief issues for the family and provide opportunities for life review and positive life completion for the Patient.
  • Respond to problematic or crisis situations involving hospice patients at the Mercy Medical Center, Oldorf Hospice House, in homes, or in care facilities as requested.
  • Determine and facilitate the completion of spiritual goals identified by the Patient or by Care Givers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Functions effectively under stress or in crisis situations.
  • Facilitates ethical consensus and decision-making with patients, families, and staff.
  • Helps others discover meaning in amidst suffering, grief, and loss.
  • Has a working knowledge of the Ethical & Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all hospital and patient information as required by hospital policy.
Professional Experience
  • Two years hospital or hospice chaplaincy experience preferred.
  • A Master's degree in theology, divinity, religious studies, or pastoral ministry preferred.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education 4 units preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Certification by National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, or Association of Professional Chaplains preferred.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training prior to start or transfer date.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Hospice Community
Schedule: Part Time, Day, Weekdays 8-4:30 with call

Job ID: 80740

Posted 14 days ago

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