Location: Columbia, SC
Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters ofCharity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-service hospitalsand numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinicalexpertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became partof the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name toProvidence Health to better represent the full complement of its services.Driven by quality,compassion,and Christ,Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.
Providence Health iscurrently looking for a Chaplain to join our Providence family.
Thefundamental function of the Chaplain is to make tangible the Presence and Graceof God as he/she provides ministry in the health care setting. The Chaplainoffers a safe haven for others to place their burdens, struggles, concerns andjoys before God. As a trained professional, the Chaplain is called upon to stepinto the journey of the other and hear beyond the spoken words the significanceof the other’s experience or story while inviting them to discover how God ismanifested in their own unique humanness. The Chaplain assists individuals withspiritual and emotional integration of their current health crises/or situationby engaging the other in an encounter with the Sacred in the midst of theirexperience. The Chaplain invites the other to a deeper discovery of self andrecognition of how God is acting in, through and with them and others.
The Chaplain participates in a wider dimension of God's healing Presence tohumanity by providing leadership and education within the health care settingthat contributes to shaping a culture where, the Word of God, is lived outthrough our thoughts, words and actions which embody spirituality, core valuesand the mission of the healthcare system.
This role is lived out at an individual level with patients, families, staff,physicians etc. It is also lived out at the organizational, community, anddepartmental level.
Assesses,and provides, spiritual care that is informed by and respects culturalreligious differences.
Documentseffective pastoral care to patients, families, and staff. This includes but maynot be limited to crisis ministry, grief and bereavement ministry, end of lifecare, and spiritual and emotional support services.
Participatesas a professional member of the department, by actively participating indepartment meetings, hospital committees if assigned, keeping requireddocumentation for productivity measurements, time studies, briefings, etc.
Facilitatesethical decision-making and values discernment with patients, families andstaff, making appropriate referrals as needed.
Examplesinclude end of life decisions, interpreting advance directives, code status,etc. Provides leadership and education that shapes a culture of spirituality,Mission, and Core Values with various departments.
Participatesin interdisciplinary delivery of holistic patient care services throughrounding and family conferences, etc.
Effectivelycoordinates sacramental ministry, rituals and worship.
MaintainsBoard certification and completes all required hospital education.
Participatesin rotation of weekend shifts.
Additionalresponsibilities as assigned
Experience workingin a hospital setting as a Chaplain on clinical units.
Master’sdegree in theology, divinity, religious studies, pastoral ministry,spirituality or another appropriate related field is required.
Completionof 4 units of CPE requirements for Board certification.
Required Certificationor Licensure:
Within firstyear of hire: Board Certification required or in process of certificationaccording to one’s Professional Association’s requirements: as recognized bythe STRATEGIC PARTNERS FOR SPIRITUAL CARE: [The Association for ClinicalPastoral Education (ACPE), Association of Professional Chaplains (APC),American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), Canadian Association forSpiritual Care/Association Canadienne de Soins Spirituels (CASC/ACSS), NationalAssociation of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), and Neshama: Association of JewishChaplains (NAJC)]
2435 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
Monday through Friday:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (occasional on call hours)