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*This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Ensures that spiritual care is provided to patients, families, and staff for an assigned entity and develops outreach programs to surrounding communities to improve spiritual health within those communities. Supports the mission and integration of ethical values in patient care. Serves as Senior Chaplain for an assigned unit within Emory Healthcare and is responsible for monitoring, staffing, and controlling the comprehensive and integrated resources for spiritual care for a hospital or clinic. Guarantees delivery of spiritual care in an empathic manner ensuring appropriate spiritual care to patients, families, and staff in the assigned entity. Serves as counselor for staff spiritual health issues within an assigned hospital. Collaborates with departmental and institutional leadership and the Center for Spiritual Health to develop and create spiritual health opportunities in communities supported by the assigned entity. Ensures compliance with organizational and Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) standards. Assures that new hires, fellows, pastoral fellows, and chaplains are properly oriented to the opportunities for outreach within communities. Demonstrates and encourages appropriate mentoring relationships. Provides leadership with relevant data supporting staff performance, and progress towards key initiatives, plans, and community outreach goals, as appropriate. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in divinity. Three (3) years of experience in ministry with demonstrated competence in pastoral care. Certification by one or more certifying agencies (APC, NAJC, NACC, ACPE) and ordination or endorsement by an acknowledged ecclesiastical body. Certified as an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Associate or Full Supervisor preferred. Academic medical center experience preferred. Hospital-based positions require previous health care experience in the appropriate pastoral care area such as mental health, geriatrics, or pediatrics.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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