This is a full-time/non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
Provide quality pastoral care in supporting the spiritual needs of patients/families/ staff and enhance identity and competency as a Chaplain Resident in clinical pastoral education/ pastoral care. Chaplain Residentsare accountable to the Sr. Program Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education/ ACPE Certified Educator. This position is expected to last one year (September 2022-September 2023). This residency includes three full units of ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education and offers advanced training in clinical pastoral care.
CPE curriculum at Vanderbilt University Medical Center emphasizes pastoral relationships and integration of head and heart. CPE curriculum integrates personal history, behavioral sciences, theology, spiritual direction and professional development. Spiritual care staff, clinical specialists, professional advisory group and community members lend their experience in their areas of specialty and interest.
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Participate in individual and group supervision;
Complete required readings and written materials;
Provide effective spiritual and emotional care for patients/families/staff, including grief work, crisis care, and care for the dying, in a cross-cultural environment;
Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team and engage in interdisciplinary exchange;
Lead worship and/or spirituality/ staff support group;
Conduct memorial services and, on occasion, blessings or dedications of areas of the institution;
Participate in the on-call/on-duty schedule with pastoral care staff;
Participate in pastoral care staff meetings.
REQUIREMENT(S): A theological degree at the master's level from an accredited theological school, or equivalent. One prior unit of ACPE-accredited CPE.
PREFERENCE: Master of Divinity and ordination or commission to function in ministry/ pastoral care or in the process toward ordination or commission are preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/STRENGTHS NEEDED & PHYSICAL DEMANDS Movement Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position, Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving., Walking: Moving about on foot., Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another, Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward., Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles, Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders., Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands. Sensory Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision. Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry. Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information. Environmental Conditions
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to the parameters of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, we will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential reasonable accommodations
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.
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