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Chaplain, Palliative

Company: Community Regional Medical Center
Location: Fresno
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

## Overview:Community Regional Medical Centerprovides central California with the highest level of care available in the region. We measure up with top hospitals nationally and are the 3rd largest in California! Our_685 beds_is home to the_only comprehensive Burn and Level I Trauma center_between Los Angeles and Sacramento. With a full-service 58,000 square-foot Emergency Department, we are one of the largest and busiest in California. We have an 84-bed Level III NICU and plan to significantly expand our pediatric specialty services. The hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. Were affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility and have trained 3,000 Medical Doctors to date plus we continue to invest in research and training grants.Employee BenefitsWe provide robust benefit plans with competitive premiums for medical and dental/vision along with retirement plans. Additionally, you will accrue paid time off from your _first day_ of employment. Other Benefits include: Long-term Disability Insurance, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage, educational and professional certification reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union Membership, Fitness Center, 24 hour Subway, onsite concierge service, and Retirement Planning classes. ## Responsibilities: 1. Provides pastoral care, emotional support and counsel to patients, patients' families and employees of Community Medical Centers (CMC). Provides support and services to any sub-set of patients according to service, floor or department, as assigned. 2. Records assessments of patients spiritual needs and concerns, documents interventions to address them and the outcomes or effects in the patients medical record. 3. Acts as a liaison between hospital/medical/nursing staff and family/friends of the patient during periods of crisis, terminal illness or Palliative Care status. 4. Assists to provide 24 hour coverage, including on-call, as needed. 5. Provides and conducts religious services (i.e., baptism, communion, funerals, memorials, special holiday services and other church rites) for patients, families and staff. 6. Provides education and training in spiritual care and emotional support throughout CMC facilities. 7. Assists in training, support and supervision of pastoral volunteers. 8. Collaborates and communicates with the interdisciplinary team in assessing the needs of the patient and family to ensure that comprehensive care is provided. Participates in patient care conferences, as needed. 9. Develops and utilizes patient-focused resources to serve the needs of the patient and family (i.e., library of inspirational/spiritual books and tapes, community religious contacts, informational resources on bereavement and grief, etc.). 10. Participates in local ministerial activities designed to promote pastoral care volunteer programs and develop resources for patient care. 11. Consults appropriately with community clergy, congregations and agencies, in all matters related to ministry of patients and families. 12. Maintains professional chaplain qualifications through current ecclesiastical endorsement and professional credential requirements. 13. Notifies management of any breaches of standards and contributes to improvement processes. 14. Performs other duties as assigned. ## Qualifications: EducationBachelor's Degree in Divinity, Religion or Theology requiredDenominational ordination in good standing required4 units of ACPE certified Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) requiredMaster's Degree in Divinity, Religion or Theology preferredHigh School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) or Completion of a CMC Approved Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Certificate and 6 years of ministry experience may be substituted for Bachelor's Degree and experience requirementNote: Incumbents hired into position prior to October 20th, 2020 are grandfathered into the role with their existing units of CPE (if any). Experience2 years of ministry experience providing spiritual care required2 years of ministry experience in a hospital setting preferred2 years of Palliative or Hospice experience preferredBilingual - Spanish speaking preferred Licenses and CertificationsDL - Valid California Driver's License and driving record acceptable to Community Medical Centers required

Keywords: Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno , Chaplain, Palliative, Other , Fresno, California

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