Director, Mission & Spiritual Care

Adventist Health St. Helena - Saint Helena, CA (30+ days ago)3.9


Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

Located in the beautiful Napa Valley, Adventist Health St. Helena is an acute-care hospital with key service areas including 24-hour emergency care, Adventist Heart and Vascular Institute, Coon Joint Replacement Institute, Martin O'Neil Cancer Center and the innovative TakeTEN program.

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Director, Mission & Spiritual Care who:

Directs the market alignment and deployment of the Adventist Health Mission Integration Model. Deploys and aligns effective mission initiatives. Oversees market Spiritual Care and Environment. Delivers accountability to measures of mission effectiveness. Develops and creates operational alignment in Calling, Culture and Community.

Essential Functions:
Leads market spiritual ministries (chaplaincy) to effectively reflect mission in the care of patients and staff in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Oversees operation of the Spiritual Life Department including goal setting, staffing, service standards, scheduling, budget preparation, conducting staff meetings, administering the Chaplain's Fund and selecting/training volunteers. Provides and/or organizes the provision of spiritual care, visitation, education, counseling services and worship experiences as requested for patients, residents, clients and staff throughout the market. Oversees the delivery of certified and clinically integrated spiritual care to all patients served, and demonstrates the tangible difference such care makes within our faith-based healthcare.
Coordinates and facilitates ministry of chaplains to staff, including education, integration, and evaluation of mission quality standards. Recruits, leads and inspires Spiritual Ambassadors to perform roles and maximize impact, integrating their ministry within the life of the campus and supporting specific initiatives. Provides direct pastoral care as appropriate. Embodies and communicates the Adventist Health mission internally and externally.
Leads Mission Integration initiatives in alignment with system and regional strategies in collaboration with market executive team. Develops mission integration programs and materials for all areas of local ministry including hospital, clinics, partners and affiliates; helping ensure that all staff, employees and physicians understand and embrace the heritage, history and unique mission of Adventist Health with our commitment to faith-inspired care. Partners with Employee Engagement team to provide mission foundation for all initiatives.
Works with Human Performance in developing means for mission integration into recruiting, onboarding, retaining, educating and other ongoing HP functions. Works with Market Leadership to ensure mission is fully represented, integrated and aligned with strategic and operational decisions.
Ensures that mission initiatives support the Patient Experience goals at a ministry level. Works with Market Experience team to provide spiritual foundations for all initiatives. Assists campus leadership in fostering culture of care that reflects our holistic approach to health and is visual through inspirational symbolism on campus. Works with regional leadership to develop and implement metrics and accountability standards for mission.
Collaborates on mission-related outreach strategies and events that support the organization's faith-inspired mission. Builds connections and trust with local congregations. Collaborates with ministry and faith community leadership to deploy congregational health outreach strategies to better serve the health and well-being of their congregants. Partners with faith communities in developing and leading initiatives that enhance the health and wellbeing of the community, especially in ways that are tied directly to key health indicators, needs and risks for the target population. Collaborates with community clergy and hospital staff to provide for patients' and residents' spiritual needs. Partners with Community Health leadership to align internal cultural realities with overall community health strategy. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in theology, divinity, religious studies, pastoral ministry, spirituality, ethics, or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Required
Master of Divinity or equivalent from an accredited university or seminary and/or Masters of Public Health: Preferred

Work Experience:
Seven years related experience: Preferred
Five years leadership experience: Preferred
Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from an accredited center: Preferred
Three years experience as a full-time mission leader, Chaplain or pastor: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:
Current ministerial license from the Seventh-day Adventist Church: Preferred
Ecclesiastical endorsement by Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries: Preferred