Roman Catholic Chaplain (Intermittent)
The Chaplain has full responsibility for providing a complete religious ministry to Roman Catholic Veteran patients, their families and may serve on-call or may be called in to help a person of any faith group. The Chaplain assesses religious, spiritual, moral, and ethical problems and plans and provides appropriate ministration, including individual in-depth pastoral ministry to Veteran patients and their families.
- Interviewing Veterans to conduct spiritual assessments.
- Providing in-depth pastoral counseling to individual Veteran and family members and demonstrating sensitivity to the religious needs and requirements of each other and each individual Veteran.
- Conducting Roman Catholic religious services and worship; administers ordinances, rites or sacraments.
- Serving Veterans at the medical center with emphasis on celebrating Mass, instructing, and delivering Sacramental Rites to Catholic patients and personnel.
- Assisting with offering spiritual ministry to all Veteran patients and most specifically to Roman Catholic patients.
- Providing individual sacraments and services to Veteran patients too ill to come to the Chapel and unable to attend regularly scheduled services.
- Conducting periodic needs assessments of assigned populations served by the facility.
- Developing programs of spiritual care that include spiritual assessment, direct pastoral care, and program evaluation components.
- Selecting religious materials that will be used therapeutically for assigned Veteran populations in collaboration of Chief Chaplain and Chaplain Department staff.
- Evaluating the need for volunteer assistance in the religious program and to exercise appropriate supervision of volunteers utilized in the program.
- Providing counsel on medical ethical issues, such as Advance Directives, in the context of the Veteran's religious faith perspective.
- Communicating effectively with persons of diverse races, cultures, religions, nationalities, ages, and persons having varying types and degrees of disability to understand and address their specific needs.
- Providing support and encouragement to primary family members and friends to be present and supportive as they are able in response to regular and emergent needs of the Veteran.
- Participating actively on interdisciplinary teams, groups and committees to assure that the religious and spiritual dimensions of health and wellness are addressed in all aspects of the Medical Center's holistic Veteran care.
- Advancing positive community relations through the development of relationships with local pastors, church groups and community organizations.
- Seeking other clinical staff chaplains or clergy person in the community for religious/pastoral care service that he or she cannot provide.
- Documenting care in electronic medical records and protecting sensitive information from loss, disclosure, or alteration
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Endorsement
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