To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Under the supervision of the Manager of Spiritual Care, responsible for the direct ministry to patients, their families and caregivers via spiritual assessment and support, pastoral and sacramental care. The chaplain is also responsible for initiating and implementing new methods of addressing patients' and family members' emotional and spiritual needs and for collaborating with other members of the health care team to communicate and coordinate care. As time permits, the chaplain also assists in educational programming within the department, hospital and wider community.
Position requires Bachelor's Degree and a Masters of Divinity degree or its equivalent; also official recognition of ministry, such as ordination, acceptable to Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), or comparable national chaplain certification agencies; also endorsement for institutional ministry by ecclesiastical authority; also at least four (4) units (1600 hours) of ACPE, Inc. accredited Clinical Pastoral Education; also certification or being in the process of certification by the NACC, NAJC or the APC. Such certification requires graduate theological education, formal clinical pastoral education and demonstrated pastoral and conceptual competence.
Two (2) to three (3) years of pastoral experience, including work in a secular institution within an multi-faith framework and where relationship with patients and their families is an on-going activity.
Demonstrated emotional and spiritual maturity sufficient to work in a crisis setting, and demonstrated skills in pastoral care in an institutional setting.