Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen 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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The University of Washington Medical Center's Spiritual Care department has an outstanding opportunity for a 80% - 100% FTE, CLINICAL SPIRITUAL CARE PROVIDER, PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALIST. This person will provide high-quality, cross-culturally sensitive spiritual care to patients, families, of the University of Washington Medical Center.As a member of the UWMC Spiritual Care team, the Spiritual Care Provider, Palliative Care Specialist will provide direct patient care, with particular focus on Palliative Care. The position will include teaching residents, fellows and staff on topics related to spiritual care, palliative care and support of UWMC staff and Palliative Care team. This position requires someone to keep with the practice of designing roles that are flexible and meet the goals of the organization, the allocation of time, and duties will be determined by patient care needs and prioritization of Spiritual Care Manager and team. We are seeking a team oriented provider who is able to work collaboratively with both Palliative Care and Spiritual Care teams while also possessing initiative. Duties will be performed with confidentiality, sensitivity, and with sensitivity to cultural and spiritual differences. The Spiritual Care Provider, Palliative Care Specialist will provide impactful, direct spiritual assessment and care to diverse patients and their families. Spiritual care benefits patients holistically, including emotionally and spiritually, and very frequently enhances their patient satisfaction at UWMC. This spiritual care contributes significantly to UWMC's evidence-based preferred practices, and is expected to maintain all expectations from UW Medicine and UWMC This position will ensure service excellence related to spiritual care of patients, patient caregivers, staff; staff education and organizational integration.RESPONSIBILITIES:SPIRITUAL CARE:Provides direct spiritual care to UWMC inpatients: responding to referrals for spiritual care consultation, documenting spiritual coping/distress assessments and interventions, and contributing to the interdisciplinary plan of careCollaborates closely with Spiritual Care team for allocation of duties and timely communication in spiritual care log to ensure continuity of careRounds regularly with Palliative Care team for spiritual care referrals and consultation with healthcare team on delivery of patient centered careServes as liaison between Spiritual Care and UWMC clinical care teams on inpatient unitsFacilitates communication and triage among multiple spiritual providers: Roman Catholic diocesan chaplain, SCCA Spritual Heath inpatient/outpatient, Palliative Care inpt/outpt, appropriate faith specific community liaisons, hospice chaplains and makes referrals to appropriate faith community specific partners to ensure continuity of care of palliative care patients on all unitsEDUCATION & STAFF SUPPORTMentors and provides leadership to learners as on Palliative Care teams Supports staff by spiritual care rounding, Tea for the Soul, formal and informal staff grief debriefing and grief support and sitting in on Ethics and QI staff debriefs as neededFacilitates awareness of spirituality as an integral dimension of patients' end of life concernsDemonstrates and helps articulate the value of spiritual care as component of interdisciplinary palliative careTeaches staff to recognize psycho-social-spiritual dimensions of grief and loss, moral distress, secondary traumatic stress and to develop strategies for maintaining professional well-being, resilience and compassionate patient care Serves as liaison between UWMC Spiritual Care and UW Medicine Palliative Care Center of Excellence, participating in PCCE Palliative Care Medicine ConferencesADMINISTRATIVEAssists with Spiritual Care program operations as requestedMakes recommendations and takes action to improve effectiveness of Spiritual Care services in collaborations with department leadershipPerform additional 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:Masters Degree in Divinity/Theology/Pastoral Studies or equivalentBoard Certified Chaplain, certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)A minimum of 2 years of experience as a Clinical Spiritual Care Provider in healthcare with experience in palliative care populationsStrong experience and skills to assess and address Spiritual/Religious/Existential DistressExperience in staff support (group, individual and organizational)Experience in working effectively and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare teamDESIRED:Experience in an academic healthcare organizationExperience in mentoring to learners in order to deliver spiritual care to a diverse community with varying needsAbility to communicate orally in Spanish at functional or fluent proficiency or other non-English language skills.Experience in staff support and education related to spiritual care, spiritual/religious/existential distress, cultural/spiritual humility, resiliency and palliative care Strong inter-spiritual knowledge and community connectionsFamiliarity with healthcare chaplain researchTO 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). You may submit the Verbatim/case study directly to Mia Baumgartner, Manager of Spiritual Care, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.
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