The manager is responsible for the effective management of the day-to-day operations of the Pastoral Services Department (including organizing, scheduling, directing, and supporting chaplains and the department). He or she will also provide spiritual care as a chaplain. Working with direct supervisors (mission and pastoral services), the manager will give input into development for the department, including budgeting, educational needs, personnel issues, and evaluations. Works collaboratively with supervisors, other departments in the facility, system-wide initiatives, and the local ministerial community to ensure quality, spiritual care to patients. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
Masters in Theology, Ministry or related studies.
2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as recognized by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains
Two years of recent health care experience
Working toward certification with Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)
Ability for system and collaborative thinking Congruence with leadership competencies and the mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Mercy Health System Proficient with computer skills: able to use word processing, email, and computer-based charting. Able to facilitate groups and interactions between staff members and be supportive of co-workers in other departments. Effective verbal and written communication. Ability to work independently while using time management skills and able to work under pressure in rapidly changing workenvironment. Able to deal with multiple concurrent priorities. Seeks continued education, knowledge of health care delivery systems and regulatory bodies, and performance improvement principles. Able to provide weekend/evening coverage as needed
4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as recognized by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains
Board Certification through the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains
Five years of healthcare ministry experience with at one or more years of leadership duties
Must be able to motivate others and function well in a team environment Experience as healthcare chaplain and supervisory/management experience Bi-lingual and/or cultural experience with specific patients groups served.
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