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Job Title:
Spiritual Care Provider, RFT

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Spiritual Care
Ability to communicate in French - asset  -   -

Job Description

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Mission: One Team - Two Sites: Serving Chatham & Rural Kent
Vision: Together, Growing a Healthier Community
Values: CKHA CARES - Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety


Spiritual Care Provider

Spiritual Care

Regular Full-Time


POSTING DATE: 3 October 2019


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
- Master of Divinity or equivalent from a recognized academic institution
- Certified Spiritual Care provider and Member of C.A.S.C. Canadian Association of Spiritual Care
- Related Degree -Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Religious Studies
- Denominational Endorsement
- Two years previous hospital experience
- Satisfactory attendance.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
- Excellent Communication skills; the ability and willingness to communicate deeply with others is essential
- Self-directed and ability to be flexible, adaptable and creative in developing strategies for Spiritual care
- Team member - multi-disciplinary, staff, volunteers, clergy
- Commitment to working in an ecumenical and multi-faith environment
- The ability to appreciate and respect cultural patterns, religious values and beliefs of others
- Keep informed of current trends in Spiritual Care
- Ensure ongoing professional development through continuing education in spiritual care
- Professional competence in understanding and dealing with death, dying and grief recovery
- Expertise in responding to the spiritual dimension of the person, questions about the meaning of life, sickness and death; the person's deepest relationships with others, self and God are at the heart of the spiritual dimension
- Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centered Care.
- Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety and partnering with each other to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems
- Demonstrated performance reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
- Identify and respond to the spiritual needs and concerns of patients, families and staff of all faiths
- Make available rites and rituals meaningful to patients/families/staff
- Facilitating Services - Worship, Memorial, Special Occasions, etc.
- Upon request make referrals to a patient's faith community
- Represent the department on various committees as requested
- Charting in the patient record
- Participate in interdisciplinary rounds
- Awareness of Ethical and multi-cultural issues
- Linkages with clergy, community
- Share with the team the spiritual needs of the patients/residents while maintaining confidentiality - Provide support where appropriate to families during bereavement
- Provide support and leadership to volunteers in the Spiritual Care Department

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