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    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: Saturday to Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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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.
    • Arranging needed special services, including rites and sacraments and providing bereavement support when needed.
    • Storing and maintaining sacred items in a designated space in accordance with Roman Catholic canon law. Participating in an annual retreat as required by the Roman Catholic Code of Canon Law.
    • Leading Mass and providing necessary Roman Catholic sacraments, rites, rituals and ordinances including the Sacrament of the Sick when needed.
    • Providing ward services for those individuals who are unable to attend regularly scheduled services.
    • Conducting periodic needs assessments of assigned populations served by the facility.
    • 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.
    • Planning and providing appropriate ministration, including individual in-depth pastoral ministry to Veteran patients and their families.
    • 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.
    • 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

    None

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