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Posted: 3/13/2020
Job Reference #: 13105

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Presbyterian Hospital
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New Mexico


Job Description
Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need/PRN
FTE: 0.001000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours

An individual trained in basic spiritual care assessments and interventions. Completes basic spiritual care assessments and care delivery to patients, families and associates. Assists individuals with the integration of spiritual and cultural traditions into the plan of care. Offers basic support and counseling during crisis and non-crisis events. Is inclusive of individuals of all faiths and no faith; works to facilitate communication between individuals and their faith communities. Refers complex cases and ethical issues to a staff or clinical chaplain.


*Assess, provide and documents effective spiritual care to patients, families and associates including listening, counseling and prayer.

*Supports individuals from diverse economic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds; advocates for patient needs, values, and goals in the care process.

*Provides calming support for individuals in crisis, undergoing procedures, facing end-of-life decisions and traumatic events.

*Proactively participates in interdisciplinary delivery of holistic patient care services through rounding, departmental meetings and family conferences to promote optimal and realistic goals and outcomes.

*Responds to patients, families and associates with ethical decision-making, values and discernment makes.

*Participates and leads spiritual care groups.

*Assists with the implementation of advanced directives.

*Seeks consultation from staff or clinical chaplains if uncertain on how to respond to patient needs.

*Leads worship and administers sacraments in accordance with personal faith tradition and denominational approval as appropriate.

*Coordinates spiritual connections with pastors and spiritual care advisors in the community as requested.

*Participates in department meetings, organizational sponsored programs and educational secessions as requested.

*Consistently follows policies, procedures and approved practices.

*Incorporates all patient safety protocols and initiatives to optimize a safe patient environment.

*Maintains patient confidentiality of personal, medical information.

*Uses information technology and various electronic systems to assess, document and communicate patient care and work.

*Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Bachelors degree required; Theological or Healthcare care education preferred. Must be involved with a recognized faith group. Training in pastoral ministry and/or hospital chaplaincy. Ecclesiastical endorsement required. One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent preferred.
Must attend CISM training at least every two years.

* Bachelor Degree


Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. </

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