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Chaplain Resident - Pastoral Services

Company: Lancaster General Health
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained four-year Magnet recognition status for the fourth time with the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

**Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.**

**Company**

Lancaster General Hospital

**Cost Center**

3015 Chaplaincy Care & Education

**Supervisory Organization**

Pastoral Services

**Grade**

**Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:**

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

**Summary**

The Chaplain Resident position is full-time, 40 hrs/week beginning in August 2021. Schedule includes a variety of day shifts, evenings, and overnights. Every other weekend and some holidays are included. The duration of this position is 1 year.

**ATTENTION:** Please be aware that, if you are an external applicant, you may need to complete an online assessment as part of the hiring process. This assessment will be sent to the e-mail address that you included in your application. Please note: Some e-mail accounts may receive the assessment e-mail in their junk/spam e-mail. This assessment must be completed within 5 days of receiving it. For more information regarding the assessment, please click HERE (http://www.lghealthjobs.org/Home/Career-Opportunities.aspx) .

**POSITION SUMMARY:** Chaplain Residents are students enrolled in a year long Clinical Pastoral Education Program. As a part of their clinical experience, they are assigned to various units throughout the hospital and serve as on-call chaplains for the department. Provide a pastoral ministry to patients, families and hospital personnel. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:** Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

+ Fully participate in the educational activities in the CPE program.

+ Provide visitation and pastoral care to hospitalized patients and their families in assigned areas.

+ Provide pastoral care coverage to patients and their families throughout the hospital during on-call shifts.

+ Function as a member of the Pastoral Care Department.

+ Assist in the building of team relationships with hospital staff in patient care.

**SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:** **The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:**

+ Serve as a liaison between the area community clergy and the hospital and make recommendations to the department director for improving patient care and public relations with the community.

+ Perform religious rites such as baptism, anointing, communion, or arrange for other clergy to provide those services when called upon.

+ Provide in-service educational programs for hospital staff based on the resident's areas of expertise.

+ Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.

+ Other duties as assigned.

**JOB REQUIREMENTS**

**MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:**

+ Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred.

+ Completion of some graduate level theological courses from an accredited theological school or seminary.. Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in related field is preferred.

+ Completion of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education.

+ Previous experience in ministry either as a clinical student or work setting.

+ Personal availability and skills for relating to people from various backgrounds and beliefs with respect.

**PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:**

+ Previous ministry experience in a hospital setting.

**_Disclaimer:_** This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute. The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole. Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

**Disclaimer**

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (a partnership with Kindred Healthcare). We are an Accredited Trauma Center-Level I through the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation with 805 Licensed beds. Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region.

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