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Job Description


Senior Chaplain  - AdventHealth Ottawa

Location: AdventHealth South Overland Park and AdventHealth Ottawa

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Is knowledgeable of and respectful of various faith traditions and able to support individuals in their chosen faith tradition.
  • Provide spiritual support for all administrative and clinical initiatives in the organization.
  • Creates an open and safe relationship in providing support of team member or departmental needs
  • Demonstrates and conveys a favorable image of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission.
  • No indications of breach of patient/associate, departmental or organizational confidentiality
  • Demonstrates high personal and professional ethical standards.
  • Exemplifies Christian character deportment and conduct
  • Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.
  • Supports AdventHealth initiatives and helps to clarify and positively re-frame for team members particularly during times of stress and change
  • Works with earnest in accomplishing departmental goals and initiatives
  • Is engaged in making suggestions for improvement resulting from observation, measurement and best practice research
  • Identifies and engages in at least two (2) mission integration initiatives within AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, for example:  Grief recovery, Marriage family, Spiritual Ambassadors, Creation Health, Mission Service
  • Performs/facilitates ecclesiastical functions and spiritual practices as requested by patients, families and team members.
  • Provide spiritual support to patients, families, team members, physicians and others in a timely and professional manner. 
  • Participates in the development and application of advance directives, palliative care and other ethical decisions.
  • Provide limited pastoral counseling support to team members, referring to EAP when complicated or extended needs arise.
  • Provide crisis intervention support for team members experiencing emotional trauma due to adverse outcomes.
  • Prompt and regular attendance at departmental staff gatherings, chapel services and special events
  • Engages in continuing education annually and completion of CBL’s in a timely manner.
  • Provides daily work direction to Chaplains.
  • Assist Administrative Director Mission & Ministry with oversight of department
  • Provides mentoring and leadership to CPE students and interns
  • Is conversant with current issues in ethics, palliative care, Advance Directive and end of life.
  • Uses departmental resources effectively
  • Observes AdventHealth Shawnee Mission policies and procedures.

What You Will Need:

• Master of Divinity or equivalent meeting the Association of Professional Chaplains requirements

• Minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

• Ordination/commissioning or Licensure as minister in good standing with the Seventh-day Adventist Church

• Eligible for Board Certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains

Job Summary:

Clinically trained minister serving as partner with the Admin Director Mission & Ministry as the spiritual leader responsible for providing spiritual care to our customers and their families, partners, and team members.  Participates as a member of the healthcare team in evaluating spiritual needs,  provides one to one, short-term spiritual support to patients, families and care team members in inpatient, outpatient, urgent-care, corporate and other specialized care settings.  Also provides supportive brief spiritual counseling and community referrals, following a comprehensive spiritual wholeness assessment of concerns.  Provides in-services, seminars and/or workshops for team members and community in various areas of need.  Actively supports Mission integration through initiatives such as Spiritual Ambassadors and Creation Health within the organization and in the community.

Fosters a sense of mission that enhances a culture of Love, experience of Joy, and a sense of Peace within the hospital and the healthcare team. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.


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