Location Address:3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613
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Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
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You Will Be Responsible For:
Complies with the Employee Code of Conduct
Assures department compliance with all federal, state and local laws; rules and government regulations
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to perform patient assessments/interventions by identifying, physical, psychosocial and developmental needs and adapting interventions accordingly
The Chaplain’s role will be in the areas of comforter, liturgist, witness, resource person, and counselor with the specific intent to help others, through words, acts, and relationships, to experience as fully as possible the reality of God’s presence and love in their lives
Maintains an ecumenical spirit within the hospital and sense of hospitality for people of all faiths
Establishes positive working relationship within the hospital among all members of the health care, patients, and families
Respects patient privacy, confidentiality and dignity.
Maintains open communication with area clergy (with the patient’s permission)concerning the needs of their parishioner
Creates positive image by demonstrating a professional manner in all encounters
Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers, in person, electronically or on the telephone.
Chaplain will provide ministry of presence for patients and/or families in times of crises as a witness of God’s love and concern
Makes rounds and visits patients as their needs for pastoral services is determined and provides pastoral counseling as needed.
Assists patients and families to cope with fears and anxieties resulting from illness.
Administers the Sacraments to patients upon request –referring to appropriate clergy as needed
Assists patients facing death
Comforts patient’s family and friends at the time of illness or death.
Demonstrates evidence of continuous professional development by”
Identifying own learning needs, and seeking opportunities for self-growth and career advancement
Attending annual mandatory in-services and required meetings and continuing education
Communicates all problem or potential problems and concerns related to confidentiality to the Director
The Chaplain shall also respond on an on-call basis to immediate and emergency medical crises as they happen and the attending hospital staff deem the need for pastoral care/support
Prioritizes the multi-patient task-list on Cerner for daily patient consults
Per diem scheduling as determined by the manager of the Spiritual Care department
Available for week night and weekend (24 hour) On Call rotations as scheduled; with the stipulation that if unavailable for scheduling more than twice in a year without adequate notice or rationale; job status will be evaluated.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
Fulfills commitments to accomplish department goals
Prioritizes work effectively and manages time well
What You Will Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in Religion/ Theology or Pastoral Care
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Minimum of one year demonstrated ability to work as a team member in an ecumenical setting
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Ordained Minister, Commissioned. Licensed Clergy.
One unit Clinical Pastoral Education (work toward second unit in a year)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Master’ of Divinity or graduate degree in related field.
Bilingual in Spanish and English
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
Residency at accredited Clinical Pastoral Education site with ACPE
two CPE units—for Per Diem Chaplains. Full time Chaplain 4 units
(may advance from two units within 3 years.)
Board Certification through the Association of Professional Chaplains
The Chaplain is a member of the health care team who provides for the pastoral needs of patients, families, and staff. Through professional training in the areas of theology, spirituality, worship, and counseling , assists patients to understand more fully life’s events as they relate to their spiritual and emotional well-being.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.