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Palliative Care Chaplain - Santa Monica

May 2, 2019

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UCLA HEALTH
Santa Monica, CA, United States

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Responsibilities:
If you're looking to make a significant difference in the spiritual health of others, you can at UCLA Health.

As the Palliative Chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, you will provide religious and spiritual care to patients, families, and staff with a particular emphasis in palliative care. This includes offering religious and ethical consultation for patients, families and staff, grief support for patients and bereavement support for families and staff. You will provide education to spiritual care students while collaborating with the multidisciplinary patient care team and religious leaders for faith-specific patient care needs.
We're seeking a knowledgeable, passionate and sensitive spiritual leader with:
Graduate level theological degree from CHEA-member accredited school.
Ordination to ministry and endorsement to chaplaincy by appropriate religious authority.
Minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the ACPE, or equivalent.
Board Certified/Eligible by the APC, NAJC, or NACC.
A minimum of three years ministerial experience, including hospital experience.
Ability to articulate spiritual assessment of patients and families.
Particular skill in providing pastoral counseling to bereaved and grieving individuals.
Ability to speak with people of various religious, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.

As a valued member of the UCLA Health family, you'll enjoy outstanding benefits, including health, dental and vision plans that begin on your first day and one of the best retirement plans in the nation. You will also receive 13 paid holidays and 15 vacation days. Relocation assistance is available for those who qualify.

If you're dedicated to serving an important role in the religious and spiritual lives of others, we invite you to discover all you can do at UCLA Health.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Qualifications:
Graduate level theological degree from CHEA-member accredited school Ordination to ministry and endorsement to chaplaincy by appropriate religious authority Minimum 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the ACPE, or equivalent; Board Certified by and in good standing with NAJC or APC (required for career positions), or Board Certification eligible Minimum 3 years ministerial experience, including hospital experience Ability to articulate spiritual assessments of pts./families; and interest in, and knowledge of, spiritual concerns and practices Skill in pastoral counseling for bereaved and grieving persons Ability to be with very ill patients and distraught families Skill in speaking with persons of various religious, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds so as to respond to persons in a caring compassionate way Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and cooperative working relationships with staff members, managers, volunteers, administrators, patients, and families Flexibility, genuineness, sensitivity, and willingness to assist in other areas of spiritual/pastoral care duties

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