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Associate Chaplain

Company: Renown Health
Location: Reno
Posted on: July 20, 2019

Job Description:

Position Purpose

The Associate Chaplain provides spiritual care and support to patients/residents, families, their caregivers and loved ones in all assigned areas within a multi-faith, multi-cultural environment. The Associate Chaplain also helps to provide spiritual support to staff and physicians as needed.

Nature and Scope

Incumbent is responsible for providing spiritual care and support to patients/residents, families, their caregivers and loved ones in all assigned clinical areas within a multi-faith, multi-cultural environment during assigned shifts and on call rotations for nights, weekends, and holidays as required. Incumbent collaborates with staff chaplains and multidisciplinary team members to facilitate comprehensive and integrated holistic care; documents patient care concerns and interventions; offers expertise or refers to staff Chaplain(s) on issues of cultural and spiritual/religious diversity, advance care planning, major life transitions, and end-of-life medical decision-making, bereavement, crisis, and grief processes. Incumbent also supports and participates in the activities, events, education, ritual ministry, and programs of the department, and performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Special skills include: Empathy for the problems experienced by patients, families, and staff; excellent interpersonal and pastoral counseling skills; analytical ability to assess spiritual need and find appropriate solutions; communication skills necessary to counsel patients, families, and staff; excellent oral and written skills; ability to function effectively in crisis situations; collaborates well as a team member and on interdisciplinary teams; ability to develop strong relationships and be supportive of members of the hospital staff; capable of theological reflection with persons of various faith traditions; cultural competence and ability to work with culturally and spiritually diverse populations; ability to integrate and apply pastoral perspective and competence in a variety of functions (e.g., interdisciplinary care conferences, in-service education; group process); basic organization and administrative skills.

Decisions that must be referred to the Department Manager are Department policies, work and time off schedules, serious conflicts with other staff, budget expenditures, administrative policies or legal matters. This position does not provide patient medical care.


The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

Name Description Education: Bachelor?s degree or equivalent required in Theology, Religion/Religious Studies, Pastoral Care, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Human Behavior or a related field. MDiv or Master?s level degree in Theology or related field or equivalent preferred. Supervised clinical training with a minimum of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) required within 6 months of hire, two credits preferred. Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Preferred/Desired: Bi-lingual (Spanish). Experience: One-year experience in pastoral ministry, pastoral care, counseling, volunteer chaplaincy or related work preferred. License(s): Valid CA or NV Driver?s license and ability to pass Renown Health?s Department of Motor Vehicle Report criteria. Certification(s): Preferred/Desired: Ecclesiastical endorsement; Certificate or certification eligibility to perform marriage in the state of Nevada. Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Associate Chaplain, Other , Reno, Nevada

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