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    Summary

    This announcement will remain open until June 28, 2019 or until the position is filled. Complete applications received by Friday, November 9, 2018, will be given first consideration. After that, if the position remains unfilled, complete applications received by each subsequent Friday will be considered.

    The position provides clinical pastoral care to Veterans and has responsibility for overseeing and coordinating an accredited program of Clinical Pastoral Education, (ACPE).

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    Responsibilities

    • Recruiting faculty, developing and advising an interdisciplinary professional consultation committee.
    • Developing training objectives and course materials for the accredited Clinical CPE program.
    • Publishing course prerequisites and requirements.
    • Participating in regional and national activities of ACPE.
    • Ensuring the good standing of the CPE program with the accrediting organization.
    • Managing the budget for CPE program.
    • Selecting religious materials and scheduling seminars, and other educational opportunities to enhance the learning opportunity for those residents or interns in the CPE program.
    • Recruiting and screening students.
    • Supervising and evaluating student functioning.
    • Certifying completion of training to the ACPE standards.
    • Collaborating with the Chief, Chaplain Service assigning duties to be performed by CPE residents, interns and or any student involved in the CPE program.
    • Conducting spiritual assessments, with the patient's consent, to determine patients' religious background, desire for spiritual and pastoral care, spiritual resources and injuries.
    • Meeting the religious and spiritual needs of patients or finds other VAMC chaplains to provide for sacramental needs that he/she cannot meet in adherence with policy of medical center.
    • Responding to the request of staff professionals for spiritual care interventions and/or spiritual assessment.
    • Counseling patients with life threatening illness, patients diagnosed as terminal and, at time of death to the needs of the families of patients.
    • Providing supportive care for family members and significant others of patients, especially in crisis situations, assisting them in their understanding of the treatment program.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Documenting care in electronic medical records and protecting sensitive information from loss, disclosure, or alteration.
    Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0060 Chaplain

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511400300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.