Chaplain, PRN (Days)

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Location: Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
Job Ref:
30530
Talent Area:
Professional
Job Shift:
1st - Day
Job Type:
PRN
Posted Date:
Aug. 18, 2022

JOB SUMMARY
The Chaplain PRN is responsible for providing spiritual care to meet the spiritual, religious, emotional and psychological needs of Houston Methodist patients and their family members. Provides spiritual care support for Houston Methodist employees, visitors and physicians. Assists leadership in carrying out the Houston Methodist mission, vision and values

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 30 %

  1. Promotes a supportive and positive environment for Houston Methodist patients, family members, visitors, employees and physicians. Assists leadership in carrying out Houston Methodist mission, vision and values. Provides spiritual care support to Houston Methodist employees. (EF)
  2. Fosters and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that helps to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating in a positive, supportive, non-judgmental manner. (EF)


SERVICE - 50 %

  1. Provides spiritual care to meet the spiritual, religious, emotional and psychological needs of patients and their family members of all faiths, during hospitalization and particularly for pre-operative, critically ill and dying patients. Enables others to utilize their own faith as a resource for health and healing. (EF)
  2. Makes pastoral visits with patients to conduct initial assessments, respond to referrals and codes, and for follow-up care. Follows patient care plans established by the coordinating chaplain, proactively identifying when a change in approach or intervention is necessary, taking appropriate action and involving others as needed. Enables patients to participate in their plan of care as applicable. (EF)
  3. Provides crisis intervention for patients, family members, visitors, employees and physicians. (EF)
  4. Utilizes community resources to assist in meeting the spiritual needs of others.


QUALITY/SAFETY - 10 %

  1. Consults with physicians, clinical management, hospital leadership and staff to assess quality and safety of services provided. Identifies opportunities for corrective action and improvement, providing recommendations; contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety, participates in implementation of quality improvement activities and department safety initiatives. Reports "near misses" and documents in the PSN. (EF)
  2. Participates in interdisciplinary health team rounds; proactively identifies need for intervention and takes action, involving others as necessary.
  3. Accurately and thoroughly documents patient visits and spiritual care provided in the patient's record. (EF)


FINANCE - 5 %

  1. Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently, demonstrating responsible financial stewardship. Manages own time effectively and prioritizes work to achieve maximum results in a timely manner.


GROWTH/INNOVATION - 5 %

  1. Participates in various department and/or hospital-wide activities such as, but not limited to: worship services, I CARE values integration, accreditation readiness, bio-med ethics, etc. Assists with special projects.
  2. May participate in and represent the hospital in Houston Methodist sponsored community activities.


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.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in related field
  • Four units of clinical pastoral education (CPE) from institution(s) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • One year which may be consecutive with completion of CPE units



CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Endorsement by faith/belief group committee on chaplaincy or letter of recommendation from a local religious body
  • Highly prefer Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) or Provisional Board Certified Chaplain (PBCC)

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.
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team
  • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving
  • 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.

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS


Work AttireYes/No
UniformNo
ScrubsNo
Business professionalYes
Other (dept approved)No

 

On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)


*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

Travel**

May require travel withinNo
Houston Metropolitan area 

 

May require travel outsideNo
of Houston Metropolitan area 


**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________




Company Profile:

Since 2000, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been serving Northwest Houston residents. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a comprehensive acute care facility and has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. With 358 operating beds, 20 operating rooms and more than 2,300 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provides comprehensive, personalized care for patients in Champions, Tomball, Magnolia, Spring and Cypress.

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