Chaplain - Chaplain Services & Education - Durham - Part Time
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 127849
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
General Description of the Job Class
Provide a full ministry of pastoral care and spiritual support and counseling to patients, families, and staff in assigned areas within hospital, hospice, or community programs.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
-Provide immediate and long-term assessment of the spiritual situation and needs of the persons in the assigned areas.
-On referral and at the chaplain's initiative, provide pastoral care and counseling, to include the full range of sacraments and rituals of the religious community.
-For persons of other faith perspectives who wish ministry from within their faith, identify and make referrals to appropriate and available clergy or religious leaders in the community.
-Provide support to hospital staff in the assigned areas through individual counseling and through structured group meetings.
-Participate in the assessment, education and resolution of medical ethical issues in the assigned areas.
-Develop the pastoral component in interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas.
-Develop a program of outreach to community clergy and religious leaders for the purpose of creating adjunct chaplaincy
-Provide administrative supervision for chaplain residents and interns assigned to this chaplain's area
-Conduct ongoing pastoral evaluation and pastoral research programs in assigned areas
-Conduct seminars with focus on specific pastoral care issues for chaplain residents and interns.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Master of Divinity or equivalent degree.
Level I: Completion of one year's residency in Clinical Pastoral Education.
Level II: Completion of a second year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education
Level I: Six months pastoral ministry, in church or institution.
Level II: Three years of experience as a clinical chaplain
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Level I: Eligible for certification as "Board Certified Chaplain" by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Denominational Endorsement.
Level II Clinical membership in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (preferred)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Skills in crisis intervention.
Ability to provide ministry in high stress environment
Skills in pastoral assessment
Physically capable of sustained work in high stress environment.
Level II: Skills in supervising the clinical work of chaplain interns and residents
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Level II: Development of administrative and mentoring skills for coordinating and administering a pastoral care spiritual support ministry in a major component of the health system, to include participation in the training programs for chaplain interns and residents
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