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CHAPLAIN (FULL TIME) at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:


POSITION SUMMARY:* The individual will be a Board-Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains who is responsible for providing pastoral care to patients, family members, staff, physicians, and other community members as called upon to do so. Such responsibilities include visitation of patients, spiritual support of patients, family members, staff, and physicians, and counseling on spiritual issues. The Chaplain is responsible for the Volunteer Pastoral Care Program to include screening of applicants, assuring all applicants meet occupational health and human resource requirements, training of volunteers for hospital-based ministry, and scheduling to assure 24/7 coverage of the facility by faith-based providers.* The Chaplain will serve an integral role on the Ethics Committee, including participation in the call schedule, and the Palliative Care service at the hospital to include end-of-life decisions and discussions with patients and families.* This individual supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence standards with all customer groups.* Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work. A hospital is only as good as its caregivers. That's why we're looking for allied health professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for employees who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. We're looking for exceptional professionals who share our vision and values. Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. DISCLAIMER Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Master's degree in Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent degree from an accredited seminary or University Four or more units of ACPE CPE, faith group endorsement Board eligible by Association of Professional Chaplains.* Certification must be obtain within 2 years of hire Pastoral experience in congregation and/or hosptial At least 5 years of pastoral experience (3 units of Clinical Pastoral Education may be substituted for 1 year of pastoral experience). * Physical Requirements Ability to read and write in English Ability to speak and hear, to allow discussions with employees and peers Ability to cope with and remain calm under stress Ability to respond to pages Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions Bending and lifting (5-10 lbs), grasping, fine hand coordination, pushing, and pulling Ability to understand and interpret financial data