The Chaplain I provides access to spiritual care as part of the holistic, multidisciplinary team approach when helping patients deal with or recover from their illness or injury. Provides compassionate spiritual and emotional support for all Baylor Scott & White Health patients, family members and staff, regardless of faith background or religious affiliation.
WHAT IS EXPECTED (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Organizes, promotes, and conducts religious services for patients, their families and staff including weekly worship, memorial services, baptisms, weddings, anointing and coordinating bereavement needs.
Provides counseling and other spiritual education activities for employees, students, and patients Supports the end-of-life care for patients by offering pastoral support and counseling to patients and families.
Collaborates with physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and ancillary staff as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team in assessing patient needs and to strengthen patient care.
Conducts a pastoral assessment of a patient's spiritual and emotional status and the need for spiritual care.
Develops relationships with local churches, community agencies and service organizations which supports the Baylor Scott & White Health community.
Documents and maintains individual records of spiritual counseling for patients.
The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. Please note that management retains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, integrity, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Baylor Scott & White Health
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of philosophical systems and religions.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of pastoral care and the role of a chaplain in an institutional setting.
Knowledge of the religious beliefs and practices of various faiths, groups, and denominations.
Verbal and written communication skills Interpersonal and listening skills.
Skill in counseling patients, family members and staff.
Ability to counsel and comfort individuals during periods of stress.
Ability to actively participate as a member of a professional therapeutic team.
PREFERENCES AND EQUIVALENCIES
Denominational endorsement for chaplaincy, ordination or commissioning to ministry preferred
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!