Staff Chaplain
Department Hospice
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 8 Hour Shift, Days, Weekends
FTE 0.01 FTE
Benefit Eligible No
Temporary Position No
Job Details

8-4:30 during week.  This position is to hire an on-call Chaplain to provide coverage for vacations, illness, FMLA, position vacancies, etc. and to also meet the needs of our patients and families. This position is to support current and future growth as well as the goal to admit patients within 24-48 hours of their referra


Provides pastoral and spiritual care to patients/families/employees and performs or arranges for religious services/resources to meet the needs of the patients. Functions as a pastoral caregiver in carrying out the programs and ministry of the department, the organization's mission and strategic direction. May serve as a liaison and colleague with parish pastors to coordinate efforts in ministering to the special needs of the patients, participating in education and outreach on spirituality and grief and development of interdisciplinary patient plan of care.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works with department members and the health care team to provide quality, direct interfaith, clinical ministry to patients, families and staff to meet the standards of practice within the department and/or clinical service area assigned. May take overnight/weekend call and be accessible/available for emergencies.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and rounds, serving on institutional committees and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care.   Be available for consultation to staff and other individuals on matters pertaining to organization-wide spiritual care.

  • Will work with area and community clergy and leadership to foster the spiritual/religious traditions in concert with the department's mission and objectives to provide timely and effective ministry that meets the standards of spiritual care for patients, families, and staff. May be assigned to facilitate the department's ministry with a faith group.
  • Will assist with mentoring and coordination of CPE students’ work in order to provide effective support and learning opportunities for the student as set forth by the ACPE Standards. May provide educational opportunities, both individually and in a group setting to patients and those who serve patients/families.

  • Facilitates conversation and provides education to patients and family regarding Advanced Care Planning.

  • Maintain required records, reports, statistics, etc. Ensure required documentation on electronic medical records.

  • For Spiritual Care Department, the chaplain must be certified with a recognized national agency within 3 years of hire date.  The following national agencies are recognized:

    •  The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), which certifies chaplains from all faith traditions
    •  The National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), which only certifies chaplains from the Roman Catholic tradition
    •  The National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), which only certifies chaplains from the Jewish tradition
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    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 Master's degree in   Theology from an accredited institution or equivalent and ordained or commissioned to function in ministry by an appropriate religious authority and faith group endorsement for chaplaincy and four quarters of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in an accredited ACPE center (s) 
    Desired  

    Work Experience:
    Required 3-4 years of ministry/chaplaincy experience
    Desired 5-7 years of ministry experience, clinical experience in acute care, nursing home, hospice, or chemical dependency setting.
    Skills:
    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 work independently with minimal supervision
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    Leadership manage conflict
    Leadership problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives
    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
    Reasoning/Decision Making develop additional knowledge by attending workshops and seminars
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required
    Desired
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Driving Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Squatting Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Climbing Stair Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    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
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    Environmental Conditions
    Subject to outside environmental conditions.
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Staff Chaplain

    Equal Opportunity Employer