Full Job Description
Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.
Preferred Bachelor's Degree in Theology or Religious Studies, or Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies/Divinity
Successful completion of 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited with ACPE
Appropriate ecclesiastical/denominational endorsement, if ordained or vowed religious
Experience in an acute care hospital setting
1 unit of CPE accredited by ACPE
NACC units may be considered
Communication and Human Relation
~ Conflict and crisis management
~ Small and large group leadership skills
~ Available for on~call and varying shifts.
If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.
To provide pastoral care, support, and spiritual counseling to patients, families, staff, administration, and physicians in an ecumenical environment.
Responsible for delivering a person~centered ministry of pastoral care, counseling consultation and sacraments for patients, families, physicians, and hospital personnel.
Facilitation of decision making related to medical ethics through identification and clarification of ethical dilemmas.
Responsible for liaison between the hospital and religious communities.
Maintain good standing and ecclesiastical endorsement through active participation in the life and work of the denomination.
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.