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    Summary

    The Chaplain has full responsibility for providing a complete religious ministry to Roman Catholic Veteran patients and their families. The Chaplain assesses religious, spiritual, moral, and ethical problems and plans and provides appropriate ministration, including individual in-depth pastoral ministry to Veteran patients and their families.

    Tour of Duty: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, days will be determined by the Chief of Chaplain Service.

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    Responsibilities

    • Interviewing Veterans to conduct spiritual assessments.
    • Providing in-depth pastoral counseling to individual Veteran and family members and demonstrating sensitivity to the religious needs and requirements of each other and each individual Veteran.
    • Performing Roman Catholic worship services, provide all sacraments, rites and ordinances to Roman Catholic Veterans.
    • Setting up the chapel for Roman Catholic worship services and returning the chapel to religiously neutral condition after services.
    • Maintaining appropriately sacred items in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
    • Providing ward services for those individuals who are unable to attend regularly scheduled services.
    • Praying with Roman Catholic patients at their request and providing Roman Catholic literature at patients
    • Providing prayer request and providing sacraments at bedside.
    • Developing programs of spiritual care that include spiritual assessment, direct pastoral care, and program evaluation components.
    • Selecting religious materials that will be used therapeutically for assigned Veteran populations in collaboration of Chief Chaplain and Chaplain Department staff.
    • Conducting periodic needs assessments of assigned populations served by the facility.
    • Evaluating the need for volunteer assistance in the religious program and to exercise appropriate supervision of volunteers utilized in the program.
    • Serving as a mentor/preceptor for new chaplains, chaplain residents, and chaplain students.
    • Providing counsel on medical ethical issues, such as Advance Directives, in the context of the Veteran's religious faith perspective.
    • Communicating effectively with persons of diverse races, cultures, religions, nationalities, ages, and persons having varying types and degrees of disability to understand and address their specific needs.
    • Providing support and encouragement to primary family members and friends to be present and supportive as they are able in response to regular and emergent needs of the Veteran.
    • Participating actively on interdisciplinary teams, groups and committees to assure that the religious and spiritual dimensions of health and wellness are addressed in all aspects of the Medical Center's holistic Veteran care.
    • Developing and conducting pastoral care classes concerning outpatient ministry and telehealth chaplaincy for the chaplain staff, residents and students.
    • Advancing positive community relations through the development of relationships with local pastors, church groups and community organizations.
    • Seeking other clinical staff chaplains or clergy person in the community for religious/pastoral care service that he or she cannot provide.
    • Documenting care in electronic medical records and protecting sensitive information from loss, disclosure, or alteration.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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