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Albany Medical Center Interfaith Chaplain: Full Time - 40hrs/week in Albany, New York

Department/Unit:

Spiritual Care

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Responsible for providing spiritual and emotional support to

people of faith and of no faith, including patients, their families, staff, and students throughout the institution.

Hourly: $21.78 - $34.85

Position summary: Responsible for providing spiritual and emotional support to

people of faith and of no faith, including patients, their families, staff, and students throughout the institution.

Education: Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Master of

Pastoral Counseling or Master of Arts in Religion, or equivalent.

Certification: Certification by Association of Professional Chaplains,

National Association of Catholic Chaplains, National Association of Jewish Chaplains, or Certification eligible and obtain certification within two years of hire.

Experience: At least four Units of Clinical Pastoral Education.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to articulate spiritual formation

  • Skill in spiritual care

  • Knowledge of spiritual reflection tools for self and others

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in delivering and arranging appropriate spiritual care to patients, their families, particular faith groups, staff, students

  • Participate in staff meetings and d e p a r t m e n t ' s p l a n f o r c o n t i n u o u s q u a li t y i m p r o v e m e n t s

  • Support an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care by participating in team meetings, rounds, and serving on institutional committees

  • Participate in maintenance of proper administrative procedures for the department in accordance with institutional policy

  • Contribute to the wider community by assisting in the coordination of clergy and spiritual visitors from religious communities

  • Relate to Clinical Pastoral Education Students and Medical College Students

Work Schedule: On call day & night, shift rotation, weekends, overnight (5pm-8am)

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.

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