The Associate Chaplain is the spiritual care specialist of the care team responsible for assessing spiritual care needs and providing direct spiritual care and consultation to patients, families and staff. Within the Spiritual Health Services (SHS) department, the chaplain serves as a preceptor and mentor to students (e.g., Clinical Pastoral Education residents and interns), along with SHS volunteers, who are authorized to provide ministry on behalf of Fairview. Associate chaplains work with other members of the interdisciplinary team to identify and respond to spiritual and emotional needs.
This is a float position which will regularly travel to multiple sites to fill open shifts and "regular" travel is defined as the expectation to be available to travel at any time to different locations based on the business needs. The length of the assignment at a location will vary based on need (i.e., 1 day for ill call or an extended period of time), which includes the expectation to travel to more than one site during the day at a moment's notice. The nature of travel expectations and schedule expectations (unpredictable) provide a clear distinction between float pool workforce employees and the expectations for travel (none or occasionally) and schedules (predictable) for other employees. May be eligible for mileage reimbursement (as qualified under IRS regulations).
* Provides direct spiritual care for patients and families based on assessment of spiritual needs in clinical assignment and during assigned on-call shifts.
* Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served, including spiritual/religious informed care or service.
* Exercises skillful listening, compassionate presence & clear communication in one-on-one, small group, care conferences, and team meetings.
* Provides/arranges for provision of sacraments/ rituals/prayers and integrative modalities at the request of patients and/or family members in a manner aligning with the traditions of the particular patient, family member, or significant other.
* Orient and mentor CPE interns and residents as a preceptor during their CPE unit start up. Provide evaluative feedback as a part of the clinical coordinator role within the educational process.
* Provide spiritual support for health care staff.
* Participate in regular meetings of the department and assigned clinical areas, including interdepartmental work.
* Graduate degree in Theology from approved theological seminary/university, or completion of training in mentored religious tradition as defined by that religious tradition
* Four or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)