The Chaplain 1 provides access to spiritual care as part of the holistic, multidisciplinary team approach when helping patients deal with or recover from their illness or injury. Provides compassionate spiritual and emotional support for all Baylor Scott & White Health patients, family members and staff, regardless of faith background or religious affiliation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Organizes, promotes, and conducts religious services for patients, their families and staff including weekly worship, memorial services, baptisms, weddings, anointing and coordinating bereavement needs.
Conducts pastoral assessment of patients for spiritual and emotional care.
Provides counseling support as needed for patients, families, and employees.
Facilitates the end-of-life care for patients and families.
Collaborates with physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and ancillary staff as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team in assessing patient needs and to improve patient care.
Conducts a pastoral assessment of a patient's spiritual and emotional status and the need for spiritual care.
Develops relationships with local churches, community agencies and service organizations which supports the Baylor Scott & White Health community.
Consults closely with Pastoral Care Managers as needed.
Documents and maintains records of spiritual counseling for patients.
Provides assessment and support of palliative care patients in accordance with joint commission requirements.
Facilitates advance care planning with patients and families.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge of philosophical systems and religions.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of pastoral care and the role of a chaplain in an institutional setting.
Knowledge of the religious beliefs and practices of various faiths, groups, and denominations.
Able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.
Interpersonal and listening skills.
Skill in counseling patients, family members and staff.
Ability to counsel and comfort people during periods of stress.
Denominational endorsement for chaplaincy, ordination or commissioning to ministry preferred.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, information security, electronic medical documentation, and email.
Progress towards APCE Certification preferred.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Bachelor's
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Cln Pastoral Education (CPE-U): One unit of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) preferred or obtain CPE within 18 months required.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!