Provides timely and sensitive spiritual care to patients, families, associates, and physicians via individual and group interactions; systematically and intentionally gathers data to provide ongoing spiritual assessment of patients or families and develops, implements, and documents spiritual plans of care; participates as a member of interprofessional teams, identifying patient/family needs and developing specialized spiritual care services for specific areas of assignment; plans and facilitates rituals and worship services as needed; collects relevant data to self-monitor quality and effectiveness of spiritual care, and serves as a teaching resource in formal and informal situations about spirituality, spiritual needs of patients and families, and the connection between spirituality and health outcomes; assists with debriefing and support of associates after major events.
High Scool Diploma or GED required
MASTER'S DEGREE IN DIVINITY, THEOLOGY, PASTORAL MINISTRY OR SPIRITUALITY PREFERRED (unless level of degree not required at time of chaplaincy certification)
COMPLETION OF A MINIMUM OF FOUR UNITS OF CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION
SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE WITHIN A CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIRED
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
IF NOT YET CERTIFIED BY ONE OF THE NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODIES (APC, NACC, OR CPSP), MUST OBTAIN CERTIFICATION WITHIN TWO YEARS OF HIRE
MUST BE ENDORSED BY LEADER OF THEIR FAITH COMMUNITY
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.