To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.
The Palliative Care Chaplain will deliver and guide all aspects of spiritual care to patients/ families/staff as part of the Palliative Care Team. Communicates effectively with other hospital, clinic staff, and community clergy about ongoing spiritual care needs. Documents all interventions and maintains appropriate patient records.
Departmental Goal: Patient Care:
Demonstrates excellence in the completion of initial and ongoing spiritual assessments and plans of care for those on the Palliative Care service. Specific to Palliative Care: provides assessment and interventions for spiritual contributions of distressing symptoms, participates in goals of care discussions, participates in facilitation family meetings and interdisciplinary conferences, and attends to all ways of alleviating distress and suffering for patients, families, and staff.
Maintains the highest standard in quality of patient care:
Departmental Goal: Quality Management:
Departmental Goal: Safety/ Compliance:
Departmental Goal: Education:
Departmental Goal: Bereavement Program:
Undergraduate degree required. Master’s degree in theology, religious studies or related area preferred. Prefer Masters of Religion or Masters of Divinity degree from an accredited school with A.A.T.A. or requisite national academic accrediting body. Good standing with denomination or faith group; ordained, lay or professed. Must be eligible for certification or certifiable by the Assoc. of Professional Chaplains.
Board Certification in Palliative Care or Board Eligible with expectation of completion of Board Certification within a reasonable time frame.
At least one year in capacity of hospital or hospice chaplain or comparable setting.
At least four units of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education are required.
Incumbent as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. They are also required to stand and walk without assistance. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.