Edward-Elmhurst Health Chaplain Resident in Elmhurst, Illinois
JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Manager of Spiritual Carel Services in collaboration with the CPE Supv, assists with faith issues in the healing process; provides coverage for crisis intervention; visits patients, family, and staff as assessed or referred.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Assesses and identifies patient and family needs: a. Visits patients and families routinely b. Provides crisis intervention 2. Provides counseling to employees and their families as needed for referral to EAP. 3. Documents patient and family services in the log book for follow-up and for statistical data to be reported to the Manager. 4. Maintains a working relationship between Spiritual Care Services and medical staff, nursing staff, and other departments. 5. Provides pastoral services in such a way as to accomplish the institutional as well as the departmental objectives. Functions in such a manner that reflects the mission and vision of the institution. 6. Adheres to the Code of Ethics of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education 7. Adheres to departmental and hospital safety standards in order to maintain a safe patient care and working environment. Attends all mandatory in-service safety programs. 8. Adheres to the hospital's Guest Relations policy. 9. Maintains a working relationship with C.P.E. Supv.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Requires light physical effort. May require frequent- periods of standing or walking. May require frequent lifting or moving of lightweight material, and occasional moving or lifting of average-weight material. 2. Flow of work and character of. duties involves part normal and part concentrated attention.
PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. The interpersonal skills needed to work with distressed and anxious patients, families, and employees. 2. The communication skills necessary to effectively counsel patients, families, and employees. 3. The analytic ability to assess patients' spiritual needs and sense of well-being, and find appropriate solutions to patient problems. 4. An empathy for the problems experienced by patients and families; commitment to help the distressed. 5. Ability to use the C.P.E. process of education.
EDUCATION: 1. The level of knowledge acquired through the completion of a Master's of Divinity degree from an accredited school, or be in process. 2. Endorsement by respective religious community.