Employment Type: Full-Time
OverviewDignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital is Yolo County's largest health care provider, serving the community since 1905. Woodland Memorial Hospital is a 108-bed acute care facility offering the most comprehensive range of health care services in Yolo County, including inpatient and outpatient surgical services, family birth center/labor and delivery, emergency services, sleep disorders center and cancer care services. Woodland Memorial Hospital is part of Dignity Health. Dignity Health is a 21-state network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, please visit our web site at www.dignityhealth.org/woodland.ResponsibilitiesThe Chaplain provides spiritual/religious counseling and ministry to patients and their families, demonstrating competency in spiritual support and pastoral counseling, as well as dealing with grief, and death and the dying process. The Chaplain recognizes that during illness and suffering, individuals rely on their spiritual resources to cope and seek meaning. Through the use of prayer, pastoral counseling, sacraments, crisis intervention, active listening and referrals, a Chaplain is empowered to heal, sustain, guide, and to reconcile patients, family members and significant others. The Chaplain also provides a listening, supportive presence to staff, including physicians, and refers them to appropriate resources when necessary. Incumbents in this position shall comply with all applicable laws and rules including the Dignity Health Standards of Conduct and Dignity Health policies and procedures that apply to his/her job responsibilities, seek guidance when in doubt, promptly report any potential or suspected violation of Dignity Health Standards of Conduct, Dignity Health policy or procedure or applicable laws/regulations and when requested, assist Dignity Health personnel in investigating all allegations of violation. When called upon, the incumbent shall assist in risk evaluation and work collaboratively with facility/entity leaders to implement, monitor and mitigate risk corrective plans outlined by the Compliance program.QualificationsExperience:* One year of pastoral experience in hospital setting preferredEducation:* Bachelor's Degree required. Advanced studies in Theology, Pastoral Care/Counseling, Spirituality preferred.* Ecclesiastical endorsement of faith community.Certification/ Licensure:* Certification or eligible for certification (with four units of Clinical Pastoral Education) as Chaplain by NACC or APC.Training:* Knowledge of: Hospice care.* Principles of Death and Dying.* Effective communication skills to work with interdisciplinary team.* Beliefs and rituals of major religions.* Mission, Philosophy, Values of Dignity Health and Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health are Services, Common Values for Community Sponsorship.