Chaplain

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Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 161064-1A
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2020
Category: Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome To

Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.  Beverly Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.

 

About the Job

Position Summary:

Provides for the emotional and spiritual support of the patients, their loved ones, and staff of Beverly Hospital/Lahey Health as a member of the Spiritual Care and Education Department. This care and collaboration extends to community clergy, as well as clinical programs and the community at large.

  • Provides spiritual, emotional, and religious support for patients, their loved ones, and colleagues; is able to function as an interfaith minister in the acute health care setting, comfortable providing appropriate spiritual support regardless of religious affiliation or absence of religious affiliation
  • Is familiar with conducting a spiritual assessment in the acute health care setting, and is able to document a spiritual care visit in the electronic medical record
  • Serves on hospital committees and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members
  • Works collaboratively with area clergy and hospital volunteers as needed to support patient care and form collegial partnerships with area faith communities
  • Develops and facilitates services, educational programs, and other creative ways to care for the spiritual, emotional, and religious needs of patients and colleagues

Scheduled Hours

Per diem, hours assigned as needed.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent graduate degree in a related field)
  • Board certified chaplain; or minimum of 2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) with commitment to continue working toward board certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, the Association of Catholic Chaplains, or the National Association of Jewish Chaplains
  • Previous formation for health care ministry which includes astute awareness of self and others; commitment to providing inclusive and welcoming care for a diverse population; willingness to serve and collaborate with others in a complex acute health care setting
  • Willingness to maintain ongoing professional growth and learning