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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chaplain Resident-Clinical Pastoral Education in Nashville, Tennessee

Chaplain Resident-Clinical Pastoral Education - 2104134

Job : Professional and Managerial

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Organization : Clinical Pastoral Education 201313

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Description

This is a full-time/non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Residents are accountable to the Sr. Program Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education/ ACPE Certified Educator. This position is expected to last one year (September 2021-September 2022). This residency includes three full units of ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education and offers advanced training in clinical pastoral care.

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

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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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

  • Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

  • Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

  • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

  • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

  • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

Note: A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not employed for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.

Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Additional Qualification Information:

  • Ordained or in the Ordination process with a recognized faith community, and Endorsed or seeking Endorsement by a recognized faith community; and Board Certified (or eligible for certification) with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: 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.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Req ID: 2104134

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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