Jul 14, 2020

Staff Chaplain

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Santa Monica, CA, USA

Job Description

ResponsibilitiesStaff Chaplain is to provide spiritual care services to patients, families and staff of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, including religious and ethical consultation for patients, families and staff, grief support for patients and bereavement support for families and staff; to provide education to students participating in the Spiritual Care Dept. educational program; to work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary patient care team and the Spiritual Care Dept.; liaison with community religious leaders for faith-specific patient care needs;  to do appropriate documentation; to participate in ethical decision making processes; and to offer leadership for memorial and special services for patients and staff. QualificationsGraduate level theological degree from CHEA-member accredited school 4 Units ACPE accredited CPE; Chaplain/hospital experience Ability to articulate spiritual assessments of pts./families; and interest in, and knowledge of, spiritual concerns and practices Skill in pastoral counseling for bereaved and grieving persons Ability to respond sensitively to persons and situations such as patients, families, staff, religious leaders, and others Skill in speaking with persons of various religious, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds so as to respond to persons in a caring compassionate way Ability to function collegially in an interfaith and multicultural environment Ability to be with very ill patients and distraught families Ability to function in a role that continually confronts ambiguity.  (Often patients and families are unclear or in conflict about goals; or sometimes patient’s goals differ from family goals.) Cross cultural sensitivity, skill, and knowledge Ability to interact diplomatically with the public Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and cooperative working relationships with staff members, managers, volunteers, administrators, patients, and families Ability to function well in crisis Foreign language abilities greatly desired Ability to articulate and communicate spiritual/religious and emotional needs of patients to staff and to other spiritual/pastoral care givers Openness and interest in learning new skills and abilities in hospital ministry Ability and skill to engage in spiritual/pastoral care to persons of any faith background Flexibility, genuineness, sensitivity, and willingness to assist in other areas of spiritual/pastoral care duties Knowledge of medical practices and ethical issues UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. 75543306.jpg