Chaplain - Full Time Days at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: dover, New Hampshire

Job Description:

At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

The Spiritual Care Coordinator / Chaplain is a professional position responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to all WDH patients, families, and caregivers, acknowledging and respecting their beliefs, culture, and values. Our mission is to provide the best care for every person. We strive to give customized holistic care to individuals with chronic diseases and conditions as well as those who need short-term care. The Spiritual Care Coordinator / Chaplain will use his/her theological and clinical training to help patients and family(s) utilize beliefs and practices as coping resources. Chaplaincy care is grounded in initiating, developing, and deepening, and bring to an appropriate close, a mutual empathetic relationship with patient, family and/or staff. After assessing the patient's spiritual practices and values, It is expected that they will help communicate and advocate for the following of these values to the patient's interdisciplinary health care team.


Experience Minimum Required

  • One year of related work experience required.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web-based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

  • Possess Excellent communication and human relation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, flexible, cooperative, and work effectively within an interdisciplinary team.

Experience Preferred/Desired

  • Two years or more of hospital chaplaincy

  • Demonstrated experience in working with patients/families dealing with life threatening illness and death.

  • Experience with database software or electronic medical record software.

Education Minimum Required

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited CHEA

  • Certification: 4 or more CPE Units

  • Master's degree in theology, Philosophy or Psychology.

  • Education Preferred/Desired

  • Additional units of CPE.

Training Minimum Required

  • Commission to function in a ministerial capacity by a recognized faith group for ministry in a specialized setting.

  • Training Preferred/Desired

  • Board Certification APC, NACC, NAJC

Special Skills Minimum Required

Spiritual maturity; interfaith and ecumenical sensitivity and knowledge; emotional stability; compassion and understanding of ministry to the sick; effective communication, organizational and time management skills; ability to function in a high stress environment; ability to be cooperative and resourceful in relationships with professionals from other disciplines.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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