Providence Chaplain in Torrance, California
Providence is calling a Chaplain (Per-Diem/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.
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We are seeking a Chaplain who will provide spiritual care and support to patients, families, and staff and performs or arranges for religious services to meet patient needs. Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to assigned age specific patient population (e.g., adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics), and participates in related continuing education.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Consult with hospital staff regarding ministry. Collaborates with members of the hospice or health care team in identifying and resolving issues. Acts as a liaison between patient, family, and hospital or hospice staff during periods of crisis, e.g. illness, dying, lengthy or difficult surgery.
Promote spiritual/emotional support among staff and volunteers.
Implement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives as well as improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control policies.
Make initial spiritual assessment. Provides spiritual and emotional support to patients/families.
Evaluate patient needs for spiritual care and initiates or recommends individual programs and services to meet those needs. Integrates this plan of care into the interdisciplinary plan of care.
Determine and support spiritual practices in keeping with the patient's and family's religious tradition.
Facilitate religious services. Administers the sacraments and performs religious rites as appropriate.
Meet with patients and employees upon request for private counseling. Meets with discharged patients who have indicated the need for such follow-up.
Complete medical chart documentation as required.
Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings, and workshops.
Attend meetings as required.
Provide community outreach in the form of support groups for holistic healing, educational programs for local congregations, and Memorial Services.
Act as liaison between local clergy and patients in relation to their ongoing care within their own religious tradition.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Divinity or equivalent.
Provide documentation of current endorsement of, or good standing in a denomination in accordance with the requirements of his/her faith tradition.
Provide documentation of a minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the National Association of Catholic Chaplains , or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP). Note: Of the required four units of CPE, an equivalency for one of the units may be considered.
Certification as a chaplain by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Association of Professional Chaplains or the National Association of Jewish Chaplains or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education is encouraged within two years of hire. (Providence Standards of Excellence for Spiritual Care, Standard III, Article 29).
MOAB I required within 30 to 150 days of hire.
About the hospital you will serve. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care
Req ID: 280784