Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F
The Intern Chaplain is responsible to learn in supervised education how to provide spiritual care to meet the spiritual, religious, emotional, and psychological needs of patients, families, and hospital employees; to assist in the planning and implementation of department services and functions in conjunction with other department members.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
Provides spiritual screening and assessment on patients, family members, and staff (EF).
Cooperates with staff chaplains to provide spiritual care to patients, families, and staff on assigned clinical units and on call
Provides crisis intervention for patients, families, and health care staff with attention to spiritual needs
Cooperates with other health care professionals in the patient rounds, discharge planning, support groups, sacred story groups, and other multi-disciplinary teams. Assists in the identification of the needs of patients and the development of patient care plans.
Participates in the rotation for 12-hour on call; delegates or responds to all referrals and requests when on call.
Participates fully in the Clinical Pastoral Education program.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
¿ Graduation from, or enrollment in, an accredited college or equivalent
¿ Master Degree in Divinity from an accredited seminary preferred
2 years of experience (paid or unpaid) in active involvement in a faith/belief group setting.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Affiliation with a recognized faith/belief
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
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