Company: Dignity Health
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: June 10, 2021
Marian Regional Medical Center, a 191-bed facility located in
Santa Maria, California, is recognized as one of the Top 250
Hospitals in the Nation by Healthgrades and was awarded Best
Maternity Care by Newsweek. It ranks among 10% in the nation for
safety core measures in cardiac services and has the only
comprehensive cancer treatment and resource program from Los
Angeles to San Francisco. Marian's beautiful mission-style facility
houses the latest technology to support excellent physicians and
caregivers who deliver compassionate care each and every day.
Marian Regional Medical Center is a part of Dignity Health's
Southwest Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health, the
largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation, boasting
an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians
from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive
outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety, and
service. Marian's offers Santa Maria Valley residents access to the
most advanced technologies, an expanded and enhanced Emergency
Department, Critical Care Unit, neonatal intensive care unit, and
an array of women's services.
The chaplain provides spiritual/religious counseling and
ministry to patients and their families, demonstrating competency
in spiritual assessment and counseling as well as supporting
patients and families dealing with illness, grief, and loss. The
chaplain recognizes that during illness and suffering individuals
rely on their spiritual resources to cope, heal, and find meaning.
Through the ministry of presence, religious and spiritual
interventions, pastoral counseling, bereavement counseling and
crisis intervention the chaplain is empowered to heal, sustain,
guide, and support patients and their families. The chaplain also
provides a supportive presence to staff, including physicians and
other health care team members, and collaborates closely with local
clergy and faith community leaders. We offer full-time and per diem
positions. This job may require some evening and weekend hours as
well as entail coverage of patient needs in both the inpatient and
outpatient settings. This may include working with patients in the
hospital, cancer centers, and skilled nursing facilities in
addition to providing patient, family, and staff support in our 30+
outpatient physician clinics. Flexibility, creativity, a
familiarity with technology and electronic health records, and a
commitment to our mission as well as the holistic care of patients
and staff is needed. Compensated on call/standby hours will also be
expected and will be shared with the other staff chaplains in the
Central Coast Service Area.
- Experience working in clinical specialty areas and the ability
to effectively meet and address pastoral and spiritual needs.
- Board certified through APC, NACC, or NAJC.
- If not currently a board certified chaplain, a minimum of 4
units CPE is required, with a commitment to achieving board
certifcation through APC, NACC,or anothernationally accredited
certifying agency within 2 years of hire is required.
- Experience in chaplaincy in the hospital andoutpatient settings
- Master's degree in theology or related field.
- Current certification eligibility or certification eligible
within 2 years of hire is required for full-time staff
- Board certified through a nationally recognized certifying
organization such as the Association of Professional Chaplains
(APC) or the National Association ofCatholic Chaplains (NACC), or
National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) (preferred).
Training/Special Skills Required:
- Must possess the ability to work effectively with the sick and
dying, an ability to respond effectively in crisis situations, and
personal and spiritual grounding to effectively deal with
- The ability to work well withother professionals, strong
interpersonal skills, and goodverbal and written communications
skills are also required.
- Basic understanding of differences among cultures, particularly
the Hispanic population, is necessary.
- Ability to work with computers required and experiencewith
completing spiritual care assessments in an Electronic Health
Record a plus.
- Commitment to one's own personal and spiritual growth and a
minimum of one-year experience in hospital chaplaincy strongly
- Additional experience in outpatient spiritual care is a
Keywords: Dignity Health, Santa Maria , Chaplain, Other , Santa Maria, California
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