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Job Summary

The chaplain provides spiritual care, guidance, and comfort to the patients, families, and staff regarding problems of personal adjustment, or religious and spiritual matters, in accordance with hospital philosophy, mission statement and objectives.  

The chaplain works independently and is self-motivated and will provide spiritual, religious, and emotional resources for patients, families, and staff through a multi-disciplinary approach and spiritual assessments with a diverse population.  The chaplain will provide services that are patient-centered, understandable, respectful and compatible with developmental age, and cultural health beliefs and practices.

Responsibilities*

  • Provide spiritual care support to patients, families, and staff.
  • Plan, consult and evaluate with staff to provide an integrated spiritual care for patients and families.
  • Act as a patient advocate to staff, representing or interpreting the patients’ religious/spiritual views, values, and life wishes.
  • Provide spiritual support to staff regarding their own spiritual health and struggles related to providing medical care in possible ethically and morally troubling situations.
  • Arrange, conduct, and provide worship services, sacraments, prayer, or sacred text readings at the bedside, or at regularly scheduled chapel services as appropriate
  • Arrange with appropriate community clergy, spiritual leaders, or lay workers, to help meet the spiritual needs of patients and families.
  • Represent the institution to the public and serve as a liaison to community religious leaders.
  • Participate in educational programs and provide spiritual care education as appropriate.
  • Document spiritual care services in the electronic medical record (MiChart), following department documentation policy for content, frequency, format, and timeliness.
  • Utilize MiChart to process patient care orders/referrals.
  • Participate in individual supervisory sessions with a certified CPE educator as appropriate.
  • Participate in a minimum of 300 hours of educational activities including group time, self-study, research, and field education.
  • Complete a Level II CPE project approved by the CPE Educator.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have successfully completed at least one unit of CPE that has been accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in Theology, or a related field, from an accredited educational institution. Applicants may substitute equivalent experience for education when applying.

Desired Qualifications*

Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in Theology, or a related field, from an accredited educational institution.

Additional Information

RESIDENTS REPORT TO:

  • Program Manager, Clinical Pastoral Education Center, CPE Certified Educator – all education and program concerns
  • Manager, Spiritual Care Services or designate – clinical concerns

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.