Staff Chaplain

    UCLA Health
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description


    You can make a difference in people's lives every day. When you join UCLA Health, you'll be working at an institution that provides leading-edge care to the people of L.A. and throughout the world. We provide our team members with the environment and support to do amazing work, because each and every one of them plays a vital role in our commitment to care.

    Job Duties


    Staff Chaplain is to provide spiritual care services to patients, families and staff of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, including religious and ethical consultation for patients, families and staff, grief support for patients and bereavement support for families and staff; to provide education to students participating in the Spiritual Care Dept. educational program; to work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary patient care team and the Spiritual Care Dept.; liaison with community religious leaders for faith-specific patient care needs; to do appropriate documentation; to participate in ethical decision making processes; and to offer leadership for memorial and special services for patients and staff.

    UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

    Job Qualifications


    Graduate level theological degree from CHEA-member accredited school
    4 Units ACPE accredited CPE; Chaplain/hospital experience
    Ability to articulate spiritual assessments of pts./families; and interest in, and knowledge of, spiritual concerns and practices
    Skill in pastoral counseling for bereaved and grieving persons
    Ability to respond sensitively to persons and situations such as patients, families, staff, religious leaders, and others
    Skill in speaking with persons of various religious, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds so as to respond to persons in a caring compassionate way
    Ability to function collegially in an interfaith and multicultural environment
    Ability to be with very ill patients and distraught families
    Ability to function in a role that continually confronts ambiguity. (Often patients and families are unclear or in conflict about goals; or sometimes patient's goals differ from family goals.)
    Cross cultural sensitivity, skill, and knowledge
    Ability to interact diplomatically with the public
    Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and cooperative working relationships with staff members, managers, volunteers, administrators, patients, and families
    Ability to function well in crisis
    Foreign language abilities greatly desired
    Ability to articulate and communicate spiritual/religious and emotional needs of patients to staff and to other spiritual/pastoral care givers
    Openness and interest in learning new skills and abilities in hospital ministry
    Ability and skill to engage in spiritual/pastoral care to persons of any faith background
    Flexibility, genuineness, sensitivity, and willingness to assist in other areas of spiritual/pastoral care duties
    Knowledge of medical practices and ethical issues

    Posting ID: 554941134Posted: 2020-06-25