at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Huntley, Illinois, United States
Location Huntley, Illinois
Business Unit Huntley Hospital
Job REQID 104692
Job Function Mental Health/Social Services
The Chaplain reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Chaplain offers spiritual guidance and pastoral care to patients, families, and hospital staff/medical staff. As representatives of spiritual and/or religious traditions, chaplains use insights and principles of psychology religion, spirituality, and theology.
Delivers a ministry of spiritual care, counseling, consultation, worship, prayer, sacraments, and spiritual/ emotional support services to patients, families, and hospital personnel/medical staff for the optimal holistic care of patients.
Identifies and clarifies ethical dilemmas. Findings will be shared with the Ethics Committee Chairs to determine whether an ethics consult is necessary per site policy/procedure.
Participates in and provides appropriate leadership in interdisciplinary clinical team activities related to planning and coordinating patient care, including care conferences, team meetings, nursing rounds, palliative care rounds, IDT meetings, and family conferences when appropriate.
Provides end-of-life support, and bereavement support as needed.
Provides education to patients and hospital personnel/medical staff on Advanced Directives including Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Goals of Care conversations.
Develops and leads spiritual care services within the hospital in collaboration with other members of the Spiritual Care Department.
Serves as spiritual liaisons between the hospital and community (both religious and secular) with referrals and information with patient/family permission that is compliant with HIPAA regulations.
Escalates any concerns or issues following the NM chain of command policies.
Offers religious services to hospital personnel/medical staff as appropriate and when requested.
Accepts on-call for spiritual care coverage, crises, and emergencies as assigned including nights, weekends, and holidays. Managers may assign required minimum on-call shifts.
Assists in leading CALM/Mindful Moments as assigned or as needed.
Attends to cultural and spiritual dynamics that may improve patient treatment and family dynamics.
Maintains chapel/sacred spaces and workspaces in a neat fashion while keeping supplies available and stocked.
Maintains board certification and/or minimum annual CEU requirements as set by certifying bodies and organization/industry standards.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager of Spiritual Care.
Master's degree in theology, religion, pastoral care, spiritual care, or divinity from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience
At least one (1) unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or in process of completing one (1) unit of CPE within 90 days of the hire date.
Ordination and/or in good standing within one's faith tradition or certifying organization Four (4) Units of CPE, Board Certification
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.