Company: Yale-New Haven Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality
medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the
patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a
Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting
where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees
of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and
contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous,
comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the
care provided to their patients.
Delivers direct spiritual care to the hospital's
patients/families/staff designed to address the spiritual factors
which impact on their healthy functioning and/or recovery.
Communicates effectively with other hospital staff and community
clergy about ongoing spiritual care needs. Documents all
interventions and maintains appropriate patient records. Essential
duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may
* 1. Provides appropriate ministry to patients/families/staff.
* 1.1 Reviews medical record to identify potential spiritual needs
as measured by documentation in patients' charts.
* 2. Maintains effective, open communication with all members of
the health care team and other hospital staff.
* 2.1 Functions as an active, contributing member of an
inter-disciplinary team as measured by supervisory observation and
* 3. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by
department policies and JCAHO standards.
* 3.1 Completes daily entries in patients' charts and on call log
as indicated by weekly random review and
* 4. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with
community clergy and congregations.
* 4.1 Facilitates integration of community clergy in the delivery
of direct chaplaincy services to appropriate patients/families as
measured by supervisory observation.
* 5. Expands professional competency through participation in
ongoing training activities.
* 5.1 Attends select training programs in such area as pastoral
care, ethics, crisis intervention and program developmentas
measured by supervisory observation.
* 6. Promotes and maintains positive customer relations.
* 6.1 Demonstrates courteous, helpful and professional manner
towards customer as observed by supervisor and as indicated by
* 7. Complies with hospital-wide standards of practice in the
* 7.1 Attends and participates in mandatory in-services and
consistently follows proper safety and emergency policies and
procedures as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
An undergraduate degree is strongly encouraged. A master's degree
in theology, religious studies or related area is preferred.
Preference will be given to those possessing a Masters of Religion
or Masters of Divinity degree from an accredited school with
A.A.T.A. or requisite national academic accrediting body. Good
standing with denomination or faith group; ordained, lay or
professed,. Eligible for certification or certifiable by the Assoc.
of Professional Chaplains.
Functioning for some time as a chaplain in a hospital or in a
At least four units of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education are
required. For certain candidates who meet the other educational and
experiential qualifications and for whom completing the CPE
requirements is not practically possible, such as a diocesan Roman
Catholic priest, two units of CPE may be acceptable. That
determination will be based on an interview with the department
Incumbent as well as external and internal applicants who become
disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with
or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined
on a case by case basis.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit, talk and/or hear. This job may require a quick
response when on call, so the candidate needs to be able to walk
for a significant distance or for a long period of time (several
hours) without assistance. They are also required to stand and
walk.The noise level in the work environment is usually
YNHHS Requisition ID
Keywords: Yale-New Haven Health, Bridgeport , Chaplain-P/D, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut
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