The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world’s most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.Direct Spiritual and Pastoral Care/Documentation Provides direct spiritual care and education; participates in spiritual care coverage including response team functions, and documents all encounters in OneConnect/Epic. Responds to all referrals, consults, patient needs screening, deaths, code blue, emergency advance directive requests according to department triage guidelines. Provides a non-anxious (open), non- judgmental (welcoming) presence to all care recipients, their caregivers, and employees. Demonstrates the ability to relate to the patient at a significant cultural, theological, spiritual, philosophical level. Effectively evaluates and documents spiritual needs, interventions, outcomes, and creates a plan of care based on assessments. Provides chapel leadership and sacramental ministry as appropriate and authorized. Refers specialized service line requests to Sr. Chaplain or assigned service line specialists.Subject Matter Expert/Education Builds relationships and collaborates with the interdisciplinary care team. Works closely with and supports achieving common goals. Demonstrates general knowledge of oncology, and the spiritual needs of persons living with cancer, and oncology treatment modalities. Provides relevant, timely and accurate spiritual/religious/interfaith information to care team and care recipients. Follow the guidelines, policies, and procedures, and standard of care as enumerated in institutional policy and department standards of practice. Participates in department initiatives. Collaborates with and provides support to community faith group leaders.Professional Development Demonstrates an attitude of discovery in one’s personal and professional development. Participates in continuing education events that relate to and are pertinent to the chaplain’s role, and/or the further development of core competencies. Participates in department and institutional process improvement projects.EDUCATION: Graduate-level theological degree from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Equivalencies for graduate level theological degree will be granted by the individual professional organization according to their own established guidelines.Four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC); National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) or the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. Information* Requisition ID: 154608* Employment Status: Full-Time* Employee Status: Regular* Work Week: Day/Evening, Days, Evening/Night, Evenings, Nights, Rotating, Varied, Weekends* Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 54,500* Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,000* Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 81,500* FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay* Fund Type: Hard* Work Location: Onsite* Pivotal Position: No* Referral Bonus Available?: No* Relocation Assistance Available?: No* Science Jobs: No
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