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    Come join our team of Chaplains who provide a complete range of spiritual care ministries to Veterans and their families. Such ministry encompasses all aspects of pastoral care, assuring that the religious, spiritual, moral and ethical issues faced by Veterans are addressed as part of the holistic care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Chaplains work in an interfaith environment as members of a pluralistic chaplaincy.

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    Responsibilities

    The Supervisory Chaplain serves as consultant or expert to a multidisciplinary treatment team, has an in-depth knowledge of related professional fields, particularly in the behavioral sciences, understands and the ability to responds to the concerns and issues pertaining to treatment of Veterans. The candidate has knowledge of the structure, regulations, practices, and programs of health care delivery systems, could interpret and apply a body of rules, regulations and procedures in professional practice. The Chaplain can develop and maintain liaisons with a variety of outside organizations.

    • The Supervisory Chaplain has full responsibility for providing a complete religious ministry to 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.
    • Develop and provide oversight to ensure a well-rounded ministry for veterans and family members.
    • Complete spiritual assessments, reassessments and consults.
    • Consult with the Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplain regarding referral to the Bereavement Program.
    • Oversees the overall religious program, instruction, and pastoral care for inpatient and outpatient recipients.
    • Provide education about the unique spiritual and moral injuries of Veterans to senior management and other healthcare providers.
    • Develop an annual budget and review all records of funds.
    • Advise interdisciplinary health care teams to assure that religious and spiritual dimensions of health and wellness are addressed in holistic care for mental health patients.
    • Perform sacraments, rituals, ordinances, and worship service as appropriate to meet the needs of Veteran patients and in accordance with the Chaplain's faith practices.
    • Seek other staff Chaplains or community clergy to ensure the Veteran's and/or their family's needs are met.
    • Assist patients, providers and interdisciplinary treatment team in translating religious spiritual values of effective living.
    • Participate actively in interdisciplinary discussions, meetings, and conferences and contribute to these discussions.
    • Provide extensive and intensive spiritual counseling to patients and their families.
    • Document patient care in electronic medical records.
    • Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff.
    • Supervises the work of the Chaplains, Native American Practitioners as well as any fee basis and volunteer staff.
    • Develops and conducts formal and informal training programs.

    Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. May Provide emergency on-call night, holiday and weekend patient care coverage.

    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539401200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.