As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW 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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Our Spiritual Care Department at Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CLINICAL MANAGER & EDUCATOR, SPIRITUAL CARE. This position works collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team members, accrediting and certifying organizations to ensure educational program and patient service excellence. The staff person in this positon must be able to work independently with general direction and be able to anticipate administrative needs, be organized, creative and have excellent communication skills. Duties include development of educational programs, supervision of student's clinical work, and evaluation of program and students. These duties must be performed with confidentiality, sensitivity and respect to cultural and spiritual differences. RESPONSIBILITIES:PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT:Work closely with the Director of Spiritual Care at HMC to maintain and develop the educational program according to the standards of ACPE and to do long-term planningTake primary responsibility for organizing and administering units of the program supervised, managing recruitment and selection of qualified students and developing relevant curriculum. Screen and interview prospective residents and other students as neededSupervise students, provide structured training and careful evaluations, being available for students as required for questions, direction, and learning opportunitiesInsure an adequate number of trained spiritual care students/interns/residents in the Medical Center to ensure care for all patientsMaintain and improve educational processes and procedures, keeping ACPE policies and handbook current and updated with new policies/proceduresEstablish and administer processes consistent with ACPE standards, including but not limited to establishing procedures for program evaluation, organizing and utilizing the program's consultive body, and updating policies and the program handbook to be current with said policies/proceduresSPIRITUAL CARE:Serves as an advocate that respects and articulates patients' and families' spiritual needs in balance with healthcareOffer and receive consultation with the health care team in delivery of patient care, functioning in a collaborative, cooperative manner. This includes communicating with the rest of the team and healthcare team of patient care, and completing entry into patients' records after each clinical encounterDevelop, coordinate, and evaluate spiritual care initiativesProvide direct spiritual care to patients, families, and staff as neededShare in rotation of on-call responsibilitiesAttend spiritual care visits with students to oversee, evaluate, and maintain expectationsWorks closely and collaboratively with the Department Director to assess the spiritual care provided to patients, families, and staff, and develop departmental goals for quality improvement and service excellenceADDITIONAL SPIRITUAL SERVICES:In collaboration with the Department Director, develop services and resources appropriate for the patients and staffShare in responsibilities for providing memorial services that honor staff and/or patients, and other types of special services with other staff/studentsParticipate in and assist with disaster response support for patients and staffPROGRAM RELATIONS:Work with program's consultive body, the Professional Advisory Group, to maintain accreditation and ensure the institutional alignment of the CPE Summer ProgramParticipate in sub-area and area ACPE Certified Educators' Seminars on supervision and continuing education, including Community of Practice involvement. Maintain ongoing personal educational development and good standing with the ACPECOMMUNITY RELATIONS:Maintain and develop positive relationships with significant individuals and constituent groups (group leaders, faith communities/groups, inter-faith groups, other hospitals, and seminaries) to communicate the institutional values and policies and support department's clinical care for patientsIdentify specific community resources as needed to complement the education of department staff and program studentsHelp gain access to sources of support which could assist in the financial maintenance of the Department of Spiritual CareETHICS CONSULTANT:Serve as a consultant or member on Ethics committees to represent patients' spiritual care needs and beliefs, and to participate in ethical decision makingAssists in the interpretation and evaluation of ethical questions and moral situations in care delivery, to insure the dignity and rights of the patientServe as a consultant to students and staff on questions of ethical considerationsPerform other duties as requiredThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:Master's Degree in Theology/Divinity/Pastoral studies or equivalentACPE Certified Educator/Supervisor or ACPE Associate Educator/SupervisorMinimum of 1 year of experience providing CPE education/supervision - including Level 1, Level 2, and supervisor CPEMaintains status of good standing with ACPEKnowledge in the field of theology, moral, and bioethical issues in healthcare and social and behavioral sciences along with the ability to lead quality improvement initiativesKnowledge of state and national regulatory agency guidelines and laws relative to assigned area and knowledge of diverse spiritual, religious, and humanist traditions/beliefsAbility to provide spiritual care with persons of diverse spiritual and cultural backgroundsDESIRED:Experience in program development and managementExperience in curriculum buildingExperience in health-care setting
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.