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University of Washington CLINICAL SPIRITUAL CARE PROVIDER - FEE BASED in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 181557


Posting Date: 01/08/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Contracted Fee for Service

Shift: Alternate Work Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academi-staff-20210208.pdf )

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) has an outstanding opportunity for a fee-based/on-call SPIRITUAL CARE PROVIDER (Chaplain). The mission of the Department of Spiritual Care is to provide high quality, cross-culturally sensitive spiritual care to patients, families and staff of University of Washington Medical Center. Clinical Spiritual Care Providers offer patients, families, and staff the opportunity to embrace the spiritual component of health, illness, and death by supporting and exploring ones spiritual coping practices and address any spiritual, religious or existential distress. UWMC attends to the diversity of cultures and spiritual needs by the multi-faith and inter-spiritual nature of our work and by our partnerships with many cultural and spiritual traditions. We assess and respond to the complexities of spiritual, religious and existential (SRE) distress and support and explore SRE coping practices. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide Spiritual Care counsel including positive, supportive, discrete, respectful, kind, approachable, courteous, affirming, inclusive and welcoming assistance to patients and families and staff Ability to effectively assess and address SRE Distress and Coping, goals, hopes, etc. Demonstrate active listening skills; Communicate effectively in person and via phone Effectively communicate with UWMC and SCCA Spiritual Care Teams for highest quality plan of care coordination Adhere to the safety and isolation signs on patient doors Lead after-hours Staff Care (Tea for the Soul) when requested by department Complete an entry into the patient’s electronic medical record and dept. statistical log after each clinical encounter Wear professional attire in accordance with UWMC Dress Code, including ID badge at all times on duty Adhere to the rules and regulations, policies and procedures of UWMC and the Spiritual Care Department Remain up to date and in compliance with yearly UWMC required trainings and health screenings Fill out time card accurately and on time On-Call Chaplains Additional Duties: Provide a minimum of four on-call shifts per month. Exceptions are discussed with the department manager REQUIREMENTS: Written verbatim demonstrating best work, analysis of visit, insight and learnings Masters Degree of Divinity or equivalent Endorsement or statement of good standing in religious, spiritual or philosophical tradition Have completed at least one unit of CPE in the ACPE Program. Preference to those who have completed additional units or are eligible for APC Board Certification Received recommendation of ACPE supervisor (for those with only one unit) CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is an on-call/per diem position, which may require working some shifts on evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. TO APPLY: Please submit an updated application, complete the assessments, and submit a cover letter through our online application. Please also submit a current Verbatim or case study (within last 3 years preferred) that reflects your level of clinical skill, your facility to address spiritual distress, end of life issues and your level of personal awareness. You may submit the Verbatim/case study directly to Mia Baumgartner, Manager of Spiritual Care, at mbaumgar@uw.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.