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Maricopa Integrated Health System Chaplain in Mesa, Arizona

Under the direction of the Manager Chaplain Services, the Chaplain functions as a colleague with other departmental staff. This position implements the mission of Valleywise Health by striving to meet the universal and diverse religious, spiritual, and emotional needs of patients, families, and staff. This position has access to and knowledge of extremely sensitive, private and confidential materials. Ability to maintain the highest standard is required.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Theology, Pastoral Counseling, Religion or related field.

  • Prefer Masters of Divinity.

  • Must have successful completion of one to four (1-4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from a nationally accredited Chaplain Program, preferably Healthcare Chaplain Ministry Association, Professional Chaplains, or Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.

  • Or must have 3200 hours of Chaplain Training under the instruction of a Nationally Certified Teaching Chaplain and completed 1600 hours of Education along with 1600 hours of Clinical in Institutional Chaplaincy. This would entail 20 hours of Medical and 20 hours of Behavioral Health details of day to day managing of a Chaplain Office.

Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of service/ministry experience as a Chaplain in a hospital and behavioral health setting that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to complete the assigned work.

Specialized Training:

  • Requires Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training.

Certification/Licensure:

  • Requires Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within three months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have a solid standing within his or her denomination, as evidenced by ecclesiastical endorsement.

  • Demonstrates value placed on the importance of working as a team both within and outside the department.

  • Ability to be assertive, resilient, and empathetic.

  • Must be in good physical and emotional health.

  • Ability and stamina to minister/serve patients, families and staff with varying physical and mental dysfunctions.

  • Must be able to work in an acute setting with individuals who have mental illness and may have experienced trauma due to violence, abuse or neglect, and/or substance abuse and bring hope.

  • Must have flexibility of work schedule, programs, and services and ability to work in both Medical and Behavioral Health setting with little direct supervision of work.

  • Ability to work with community spiritual support providers of pluralistic faith backgrounds.

  • Ability to conduct, facilitate, and provide assistance and support to community spiritual support providers who may provide positive spiritually based coping activities by utilizing non-denominational, religious, and inter-faith services that may include worship services, spirituality groups, recovery groups, and faith based groups, for patients, family, and staff, when requested, scheduled or directed.

  • Have good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Participates in the interdisciplinary team approach to patient care.

  • Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

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