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    Summary

    The incumbent is Chief of the Chaplain Service and is responsible for managing, directing, and
    supervising the provision of spiritual and pastoral care to Veterans and beneficiaries. The incumbent is responsible for effective leadership in developing and carrying out the medical center's programs of religious spiritual, and clinical pastoral care for Veterans of all faith groups.

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    Responsibilities

    • Chaplains provide care as part of interdisciplinary teams in several highly specialized areas of clinical care, to include inpatient and outpatient services in medical, surgical, and mental healthcare.
    • Providing effective leadership of assigned staff, religious program development, planning and coordination of all spiritual and pastoral care.
    • Assuring that all patients have opportunities for free exercise of religion and that they are protected from all forms of proselytizing.
    • Planning and directing of Chaplain Service and its coordination with other services within and outside the medical center.
    • Preparing budget estimates and justifications for all resources needed for the service and maintains adequate control on budgeted funds.
    • Planning reviewing, evaluating, and projects requirements for space, equipment, religious materials, and staffing required to provide denominational coverage.
    • Scheduling the tour of duty for all Chaplains and assures that chaplains are available to meet emergency needs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
    • Coordinating religious services and appropriate liturgical ceremonies.
    • Arranging for pastoral counseling for persons of all faiths.
    • Providing continued program development, innovation, and implementation in all major areas of spiritual and pastoral care, and throughout the diversified organizational elements of the medical center.
    • Staying abreast of new medical emphases and be aware of the range of spiritual needs associated with them.
    • Preparing and submitting of all administrative reports required of the service.
    • Representing the Service at hospital staff conferences and acts as liaison.
    • Assuring equal employment opportunity within the Chaplain Service and include maintaining a work environment free of sexual harassment and all other types of illegal discrimination.
    • Provides spiritual and pastoral care to veteran patients utilizing a high degree of specialized experience, knowledge, and abilities in pastoral care of the sick.
    • Directing and providing regular and special worship services, the Chief Chaplain will, as appropriate, provide extensive and intensive pastoral counseling of individual patients, assisting with the total care and treatment program of the Medical Center.
    • Planning and maintaining a Chaplain Service and Spiritual and Pastoral Care Program that extends beyond the medical center through working with local churches, community agencies, and service organizations.
    • Oversees a program of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).
    • Documenting spiritual and pastoral care in Veteran's medical record.
    Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Schedule includes work on weekend, holiday, and on-call rotating shifts.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

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    0060 Chaplain

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518755400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.