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In Michigan, Trinity Health's presence began with hospitals founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the 19th century. Today, we are a comprehensive, integrated network of hospitals and health care facilities dedicated to bringing compassionate care, award-winning expertise, and the latest technology, all in an inclusive, Catholic, faith-based setting that honors the sacredness and dignity of every person.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor has an opportunity for a Chaplain I. This is a contingent position and will primarily be scheduled Evenings/Overnights (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) and Weekends (4 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor is a 537-bed teaching hospital located on a 340 acre campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital has been named a Top 100 Hospital and is at the forefront of many clinical specialty areas.
The Chaplain I is responsible for the pastoral care of patients, their visitors, and staff on an “as needed” basis. Responds to the spiritual needs of patients and/or their families in crisis or grief situations. Provides and coordinates patient care considering age specific, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs of patients. Demonstrates competencies unique to pastoral/spiritual care of patients..
o Whether serving on call or in a contingent capacity, the Chaplain I cares for patients and their visitors to assess spiritual needs related to crisis or grief connected with the patient’s admission.
o Communicate with Pastoral Care day staff regarding known needs and referrals. Check voicemail, Power Chart consults, and other means of referral periodically during work shift.
o Meet with clinical staff such as bedside and charge nurses, ER mental health worker, and/or unit clerks to help assess pastoral needs of the patients and visitors.
o Deliver care that will appropriately meet the spiritual needs of the patients and/or their families. This care may include an assessment of spiritual needs, pastoral interventions, and care planning (including Advance Care Planning) that facilitates patients’ abilities to integrate their beliefs, values, relationships, and their religious beliefs and practice with their healing process.
o Responds to all emergencies, especially code blue and trauma alerts, and to all patient deaths. Acts as a liaison between healthcare staff and patient’s visitors during such periods of crisis, and may facilitate the completion of funeral home release forms as needed.
o Documents in the patient’s record a pastoral assessment, intervention, and plan following pastoral calls. May similarly document in the department log per department policy.
o Coordinate continuing care if needed with Pastoral Care day staff and/or community clergy or other spiritual care resource persons.
o May contribute to accurate religious and faith community information gathered on patients, which is to be entered into the patient record per Health Quest software via the Patient Registration Department.
o Be familiar with and maintain established communication systems: Department Log, Power Chart, Telephone voicemail, CARE Channel and Chapel Broadcasts (TV Channel 5), department Publicity (department websites, brochures, etc.)
o Respond to requests for Meal Tickets for the needy by assessing the need and distributing tickets as appropriate according to department policy guidelines. See Policy and Procedure Manual.
o Education: Bachelor's degree with a minimum of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), two or more units preferred
o Experience: One to two years of pastoral care ministry experience (healthcare ministry experience preferred) Preferred:
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy…
o Competitive compensation
o Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
o Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
o Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
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