Tower Health

  • Chaplain

    Job Locations US-PA-Pottstown
    Requisition ID
    2018-17333
    Hospital
    Pottstown Hospital
    Shift
    Day shift - with rotation if needed
    Department
    Hospital Administration
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Management/Professional
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    The Chaplain shall provide pastoral services as part of the Hospital's comprehensive care to patients and act as a liaison to the religious community.  Included is ministry to patients, families of patients, and to Hospital staff.  This involves insuring adequate spiritual care to patients, arranging and conduction appropriate religious services and coordinating them with the activities of the department.  The Chaplain shall offer professional leadership to the community by supporting and supplementing the work of the clergy within an ecumenical context.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college; a Master's degree from an accredited seminary or university, or equivalent education plus at least four units (the equivalent of one year training) in Clinical Pastoral Education.

    Experience: 

    1-3 years pastoral experience preferred

    Interpersonal skills needed to work with distressed and anxious patients, families, and employees

    Analytical ability to assess patients' spiritual needs and sense of well-being and find appropriate solutions to patient problems

    Empathy for the problems experienced by patients and families; commitment to help the distressed

    Communication skills necessary to counsel patients, families, and employees

    Licenses/Certifications:

    Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains; National Association of Catholic Chaplains or National Association of Jewish Chaplains, or certification eligibility.

     

     

     

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