Affiliate Chaplain
Department Spiritual Care
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 12 Hour Shift, Nights, PM, Weekends
FTE 0.01 FTE
Benefit Eligible No
Temporary Position No
Job Details

Working 12 hr shifts, PMS/Nights/Weekends, Non-benefited

The Affiliate Chaplain participates in the on-call rotation and is responsible for the delivery of spiritual and religious care to patients, families, and employees while carrying the emergency on-call pager.  She/he will be available for routine and crisis calls to meet the needs of patients, families, and/or staff.  She/he will serve as a liaison and colleague with community religious leaders and to coordinate efforts in ministering to the spiritual needs of patients.

Job Responsibilities
  • Chaplain will remain in good standing as a leader within their spiritual/religious tradition.

  • Actively participate in delivery and arranging for appropriate spiritual and religious care to patients, families and staff. Assess patient and family spiritual needs and assists families and patients in using their faith in dealing with illness, trauma, death and stress.

  • Responds in a timely manner to requests for spiritual care on all units, coordinating care with the PM Chaplain. 

  • Uses the pre-surgery list to visit patients scheduled for surgery the evening prior. Visits pre-surgery patients in the morning when the early morning Chaplain is absent.

  • Supports an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care and works collaboratively with unit Staff Chaplain.
  • Collaborates with local religious leaders and with the on-call priests to provide appropriate pastoral care.
  • Facilitates conversation and education with patients and family regarding Advanced Directives and helps with the completion and entering of Advanced Directive documents into the patient record.
  • Responsible to follow the code of ethics as stated in ACPE, APC, NACC, and related GLMC policies on confidentiality and conduct.
  • Maintain required records, reports, statistics, etc. and give department report at the 7:45am.
  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency +   successful completion of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 
    Desired High School Diploma or equivalency +   one year Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) residency, college degree and completion of at least one year of seminary.  

    Completion of Advanced Care Planning Faciliator Training.
    Work Experience:
    Required 1 year experience providing pastoral care.
    Desired 1 year parish Ministry and Hospital Chaplaincy experience.
    Required Ability to...
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    Communication have effective expression in individual or group situations including gestures and nonverbal communication
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    Leadership problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives
    Leadership use effective time management
    Leadership work independently: self-disciplined
    Leadership manage conflict
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Desired Certified in one of the national agencies for chaplains in 3 years 
    Respecting Choices Facilitator  
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Walking/Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
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    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
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    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Number of lbs:
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    Environmental Conditions
    Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Affiliate Chaplain

    Equal Opportunity Employer