• Owensboro Health
  • 1201 PLEASANT VALLEY RD Owensboro Kentucky 42303 United States
  • Posted: Feb 11, 2019
Full-time Professional

Job Description

Job Summary
  • Directs activities of the department designed to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of patients, their families and the organization’s staff. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization’s core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Innovation.
Job Responsibilities
  • Develops, implements & evaluates pastoral care services and programs that reflect the hospital’s mission, philosophy and goals.
  • Maintains relationships with patient care leaders to facilitate inter-professional coordination of care and services.
  • Represents Pastoral Care in leadership management meetings, on institutional committees and on inter-professional improvement teams.
  • Directs all activities related to pastoral care staffing, including hiring, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Provides for clinical pastoral training according to the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) standards.
  • Provides, mentors and manages the delivery of daily pastoral care services, including counseling, religious rites and sacraments, worship services, scheduling & maintenance of chapel facilities and assistance with biomedical ethical decision-making.
  • Develops and maintains departmental budget to achieve financial targets.
  • Leads departmental initiatives related to quality, safety and performance improvement.
  • Develops and maintains policies, procedures and productivity analysis to guide departmental operations.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community clergy.
  • Recruits and coordinates training, orientation and scheduling of Pastoral Care Volunteers.
  • Organizational Responsibilities
    • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
Leadership Responsibilities
  • Creates and maintains a work environment that is aligned with the organization’s goals and strategies, demonstrating a unified voice and consistent message from leadership; actively supports all organizational policies and procedures in communications and interactions with staff and peers. Communicates and implements change in a positive and effective manner.
  • Master's degree or higher in Divinity, Theology or Religious Studies required.
  • Board certification in chaplaincy with 1 of the following organizations: Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP).
Work Experience
  • A minimum of 5 years' relevant experience with a minimum of one year experience in a leadership role required. A minimum of 5 years’ of relevant experience as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) or Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) certified educator or a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in a supervisory role with progressive management responsibility is preferred.
Skills and Attributes
  • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
FLSA Classification
  • Exempt
  • This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
Additional Position Related Details

Populations Served

  • Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.

  • Physical Requirements

    • Activity and Frequency:
      • Bending/Stooping - Never
      • Climbing - Never
      • Keyboard Data Entry - Frequently
      • Kneeling - Never
      • Lifting/Moving Patients - Never
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Never
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Never
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Never
      • Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Never
      • Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Never
      • Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Never
      • Reaching - Never
      • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Never
      • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Never
      • Running - Never
      • Sitting - Frequently
      • Squatting - Never
      • Standing - Frequently
      • Walking - Frequently
      • Audible Speech - Frequently
      • Hearing Acuity - Frequently
      • Smelling Acuity - Never
      • Taste Discrimination - Never
      • Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently
      • Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently
      • Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently
      • Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently

  • Exposures

    • Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to person protective equipment necessary to this position.  While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.