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Associate Chaplain - UPMC Western Maryland

  • Job ID: 594491110
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Pastoral Care
  • Location: 12501 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.02 to $28.82 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland is seeking an Associate Chaplain to support our facility on a casual basis! This role will mainly work evening shifts with some on-call coverage. 

Purpose:

  • The Associate Chaplain serves as a full member of the pastoral/spiritual care team and provides for the spiritual needs of the patients/families and staff as designated by the director and in keeping with their own competencies and professional education.
  • The role of the Associate Chaplain is distinct from the role of the chaplain in that the chaplain's CPE training and certification by a recognized accrediting agency enable him/her to minister in a far more in-depth way than the associate's training allows.


Responsibilities:

  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Plan of Care conferences.
  • Coordinates contacting patients' clergy if requested.
  • Assists the director and chaplains with various administrative tasks
  • Collaborates in planning various liturgical programs with the Director of Pastoral Care and chaplains.
  • Wears identification badge in accordance with Hospital policy.
  • Participates in a call rotation.
  • Meets continuing education requirements as outlined by the department.
  • Supports the Hospital chaplain's ministry of spiritual care to patients by: Completing visitation assignments and communicating the services available through the pastoral care department
  • Screening patients', families', and staff's needs; communicating with chaplains if a patient/family/staff wish to meet with the chaplains
  • Completes annual goals and objectives with the director, meeting with director on regular basis to discuss progress on goals and objectives.
  • Charts visits to patients.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Required.
    • Major in Pastoral Ministry, Theology, or related field is preferred.
  • Completion of a minimum of 1 unit of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) is preferred.
  • Candidate must have a 1 unit CPE within one year of hire date.
  • A minimum of 1 year of hospital/healthcare-related experience is preferred.
  • Personal and Professional Requirements
    • Endorsement from a recognized ecclesial body (church)Good people/communication skillsGood physical and emotional healthAbility and stamina to minister to patients with various physical and emotional disabilities
    • Flexibility regarding work hours
    • Ability and desire to work with professional clergy of varying faith backgroundsAbility and desire to work within the context of a team approach to ministry
    • Skilled in the use of personal computers and related software


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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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