Associate Chaplain

UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX

Mission Statement:
Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.

Vision Statement:
To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country

About UMC

Magnet Designated
501 licensed beds
Regions only Level I Trauma Center
Regions only BICU
DNV accredited
Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly
The Benefits

Health Insurance with Low Deductibles, Low Premiums, and Comprehensive Coverage
Paid Time Off with Sell Back Option of Unused PTO over 80 hours Twice a Year
Paid Sick Time Off
403b Retirement with up to 8% match with tenure
Free Life Insurance
Tax Saving Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and/or Dependent Care

Equal Opportunity Employer

General Job / Performance Information
Education and Experience
Religious Degree
Clinical Pastoral Education - 4 Units (Obtainable)
Stress Management preferred
Environmental / Working Conditions
The Associate Chaplain is subject to inside environmental conditions; protections from weather conditions, not necessarily from temperature changes.
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
The Associate Chaplain has interaction with most departments at UMC. Interactions often include Nursing staff, Emergency Center staff, and staff Physicians, Residents, and Fellows. The Associate Chaplain must be able to minister to the personal spiritual needs of the medical staff, professional and technical staff, other employees, and the patients and their families. He/she must also be able to interact on a professional level with the same persons. The Associate Chaplain also must interact with the general public in recruiting new volunteer chaplains.
Job Description
Ministers to the religious/spiritual/emotional needs of patients, families and staff. Must be comfortable in crisis situations and have the ability to work under stress and difficult situations in an appropriate manner.
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
Certificate of Ordination or Commissioning for Ministry
Physical Capabilities
On-call schedule; hours may be erratic; continuous walking and standing.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to minister to persons with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds; requires quality patient care; trauma and crisis intervention skills; appropriate public relation skills; excellent listening skills: effective written and verbal communication skills; grief counseling skills; decision making skills; work independently.