Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Pastoral Care Careers

Pastoral Care Jobs
at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Job Number: 98127

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 4-16-2018





PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide pastoral care to patients, families and staff as a Chaplain Fellow throughout the medical center. To gain skills in qualitative research interviewing; in determining how patients/families of faith are using their faith to cope and for medical decision-making; and to gain competence in conveying spiritual assessment synopses to the interdisciplinary team.

·Provide Pastoral Care to Patients and Families
Visit patients and families. Assess the spiritual and religious resources/needs of patients and families. Provide for the spiritual and religious needs of patients/families. Function as member of the interdisciplinary team giving particular attention to communicating how patients/families are using spirituality/religion for coping and medical decision-making. Assist local clergy in their ministry to patients and families. Respond to all medical team and trauma pages. Provide end of life care support and documentation. Provide pastoral care to staff members as needed and appropriate, including formal and informal staff debriefings.
·Education and Development
Learn skills needed for qualitative research. Participate in pastoral care research initiatives as guided by the Sr. Director of Pastoral Care.
·Research Literacy and Participation
Remain current with research in pastoral care, chaplaincy, and spirituality/religion in healthcare.

Skills & Competencies
Working cooperatively with others to achieve group goals; proactively adjusting one's style and efforts to complement those of others on the team; being pleasant, agreeable, and easy to work with; valuing group success as much or more than individual success.
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself.
·Professional Knowledge/Ability
Professional knowledge and ability sufficient to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the position; growing ability to explore patients'/families' use of religion for coping and medical decision-making; growing ability to provide religious/spiritual care for patients/families as indicated; growing ability to communicate spiritual screening and assessment to interdisciplinary team members; growing ability to provide religious/spiritual support to staff members.
Proactively delves into work without hesitation
·Emotional Resilience
Remaining composed and calm when faced with setbacks, disappointments, rejection, crises, stress or pressure; readily putting aside concerns to get the job done; taking a problem solving rather than an emotional approach when faced with a difficult situation; being even-tempered and non-defensive.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

·Undergraduate degree from a CHEA accredited institution
·Master's Degree(s) from a theological institution accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Degree(s) and any additional coursework must involving a minimum of 72 semester credits.
·Ordained or licensed to function as a chaplain by faith tradition/denominational authority
·4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education as offered through an ACPE accredited organization

·Previous experience in a pediatric work environment

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