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Chaplain

Location: Vallejo, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 752492 Date posted: 02/26/2019
Description:
To provide spiritual support and counseling to hospital patients, families and staff in a culturally competent manner. The chaplain is a member of the interdisciplinary patient care team. This individual participates in patient care planning and documents all pertinent interventions in the patient care record.

Essential Functions:
- Provides spiritual support and counseling to patients, family members/significant others, and staff.
- Interacts daily with staff and interdisciplinary team members to formulate and evaluate patient care needs.
- Provides documentation in the patient care record.
- Serves on Medical Center Committees as required by hospital policies and procedures or as requested.
- Assures accreditation compliance of the chaplaincy service.
- Conducts in-service training for staff in regard to providing spiritual support.
- Conducts services for patients, as requested.
- Participates in appropriate professional associations for personal and professional growth.
- May coordinate, supervise and evaluate lay volunteers, chaplain interns and the ecumenical interfaith chaplaincy program.
- May serve as a liaison between the Medical Center, local congregations and religious institutions.
- May form a steering committee of local clergy to support the Chaplaincy program.
- Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.


Secondary Functions:

- This position covers VAC/VAL supports the regional model for Palliative Care (PC).

- Additional duties: Participates in the interdisciplinary care team, including ongoing evaluation of the care plan, integration of pastoral care into it, along with adapting the care plan to the changes in the spiritual, cultural, pastoral, and religious needs of the patient and family.

- Lead, teach and assist the interdisciplinary care team in integrating spiritual screenings, histories and assessments into their professional scope of practice to identify and relieve spiritual and existential suffering.

- Provide opportunities to engage the interdisciplinary care team in self-care and self-reflection of their beliefs and values as they work with seriously ill and dying patients.

- Facilitate communication between members of the care team and the patient/family, especially during patient/family conferences, complete plan for future healthcare decisions (PFHD) & identifying role of surrogate decision makers.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- N/A
Education
- Graduate theogical degree (or equivalent graduate degree) from an accredited institution.
- Four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) completed.
License, Certification, Registration
- Ordained or endorsed for health care chaplaincy by a recognized religious/spiritual body.
- Certification or certification-eligible with the Association of Professional Chaplains, the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains.
 
Additional Requirements:
- Demonstrate ability to minister with persons of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership Environment.

Primary Location: California,Vallejo,Vallejo Hospital Tower 975 Sereno Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Palliative Care Services Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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