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Position Details

Department: RSRCH-GRNT | Spiritual Care
Category: Community Outreach
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 747357
Date Posted: 5/8/2023
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: This is a full-time position, Sunday-Thursday from 10:30am-7:00pm

This position will provide religious/spiritual assessment and intervention for patients and families in accordance with the family`s identified spiritual. Collaborates with multidisciplinary staff and external faith leaders to coordinate services and ritualistic ceremonies as requested.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Assesses the religious/spiritual needs of families.
    • Utilizes best practices to make formal and informal spiritual assessments
    • Utilizes these assessments to form appropriate plans of care
  2. Applies knowledge of various religious beliefs and practices in order to provide care that supports diversity and is sensitive to the family`s specific faith background.
    • Establishes rapport quickly and effectively with patients/families in order to meet specific individualized spiritual needs.
    • Provides spiritual services in alignment with identified background and expressed wishes of the patient and family.
    • Collaborates with external faith leaders to perform rite, rituals, ceremonies and other services which fall outside of the Chaplain`s scope
    • Collaborates and communicates with internal staff to share how spirituality is impacting medical decision making.
  3. Documents pertinent information concisely and thoroughly and within hospital standards for documentation.
    • Documents pertinent information concisely and thoroughly and within hospital standards for documentation.
    • Provides reports and data per department and hospital guidelines.
  4. Maintains professional competency through regular participation in a variety of educational programs, in-services, and seminars, to ensure ongoing awareness and understanding of best practices related to spiritual interventions.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Four units Clinical Pastoral Education. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Pediatric hospital or healthcare experience. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current licensed and ordained Minister, Priest, or Rabbi, or equivalent certification and licensing by an association of professional chaplains. Required
2. APC Board Certified Chaplain, or equivalent Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
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