Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-AZ-SCOTTSDALE
    Requisition ID
    01 - Days
    Palliative Care
    Shea Medical Center
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Physical Work Location and New Employee Orientation Location : Address
    9003 E. Shea Blvd
    Work Hours (ex:M-F, 8am - 4pm)
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

    HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.


    Master's Degree in Religion, Pastoral Counseling, Theology, or Spirituality. Required

    1 year experience with patient and family interaction/visitation in a hospital or hospice context as chaplain or clergy Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    CPE Student/Resident in training with APCE approved Supervisor. Required


    Job Summary
    Responsibilities include providing spiritual care to patients, families and staff experiencing various forms of spiritual/existential stress in a clinical environment as part of a multi-professional palliative care team.. Provides spiritual assessments and documentation of emotional and spiritual interventions of care in the patient's medical record. Communicates appropriate follow up information to the area Director & area CMO.
    • Responds to requests immediately by phone, assesses best response to spiritual care needs as part of the campus palliative care team, and either triages response by phone or responds in person to meet the spiritual care need. Debriefs and supports staff who are engaged in and managing emotionally charged situations and experiences. Utilizes empathic listening skills and training to evaluate patient and family spiritual needs. Communicates with sensitivity, clarity and compassion in telephone conversations.
    • Acts as a liaison and facilitator between patient, family, physician, hospital staff and community clergy during periods of crisis; e.g., lengthy and/or frequent hospital stays, difficult surgeries, impending death, death notification and trauma.
    • Serves as an educational resource to families and staff on a variety of topics related to spiritual care through consultation, and utilize resources efficiently by recommending or initiating referrals to appropriate health care team members. Initiate referrals to community clergy upon patient request.
    • Serves as available for network chaplain needs across all campuses as needed by executive sponsor of Network Palliative Care.
    • Documents Chaplain involvement with spiritual care in the patient’s medical record and provide Chaplain Services Coordinator with appropriate follow up information.
    • Participate in continuing education opportunities to maintain professional standards and certification.
    • Actively participates in scheduled continuing education programs and chaplaincy team meetings
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

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