HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Chaplain Clinician - PRN in San Antonio, Texas

PRN Schedule (hours vary)

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.

General Statement of Duties: The Chaplain Clinician ministers to the staff, patients, and families of Methodist Healthcare System, serving as a professional chaplain staff employee of the institution. The Chaplain Clinician is responsible for providing care and spiritual direction for staff, patients, and families within the highest tradition of the Judeo-Christian heritage without violating any person’s integrity or faith tradition. The Chaplain functions in an ecumenical ministry as an equal team member of Pastoral Care Services’ professional staff with accountability to the hospital Administration through the Facility Chaplain Manger and to appropriate ecclesiastical authority. The Chaplain Clinician provides cooperation and understanding with the clergy and laity of all churches and religious organizations.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Provides crisis intervention and pastoral care to persons in physical, emotional, and/or spiritual distress. 2. Coordinates pastoral care in assigned areas so as to utilize other clinicians, hospital staff, volunteers and/or local clergy. 3. Provides devotional opportunities to give spiritual support for staff, families, and patients through room visits and/or group gatherings for mutual support or worship. 4. Assists staff as consultant regarding bioethical issues and practices of various faiths as they relate to healthcare. 5. Appropriately documents referrals and other significant patient/family interactions in Meditech and chaplains’ log book to communicate on a “need to know” basis. Promptly sends accurate monthly reports to Pastoral Care office. 6. Works as a member of Pastoral Care Services team to provide coverage in coordination with other clinicians and works with others on special projects to improve functioning of the department.

Minimum Education and Experience: 1. Master’s or higher degree in theological studies from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the council for Higher Education Accreditation or its equivalent (72 hours of theological studies from and accredited program).

  1. Documentation of completed 1 unit (400 hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation, or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP); one unit may be an equivalency. If an equivalency is provided, the burden of proof is on the employee to show the equivalent was approved by their individual professional organizations according to their own established guidelines.

  2. Completes competencies as defined by department/unit and/or clinical specialty area.

PREFERRED: 4 units (1600 hours) of CPE as accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation, or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP); one unit may be an equivalency. If an equivalency is provided, the burden of proof is on the employee to show the equivalent was approved by their individual professional organizations according to their own established guidelines.

Minimum License and Certificates Required: As of April 21, 2011 provide documentation for one of the following: Ordained by their religious authority Endorsed by their religious authority Recognized by their religious authority in good standing

PREFERRED: Board Certification by one of the following: * Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) * National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) * National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

Job: *Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy

Title: Chaplain Clinician - PRN

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-78135