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For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.
The Chaplain assesses, plans, coordinates and provides care and counseling according to the spiritual and religious needs of patients, family members and friends, Hospital staff and volunteers. The Chaplain serves as the Hospital’s representative to the religious community and to other appropriate entities and demonstrates behavior consistent with the mission of Hartford HealthCare. The Chaplain shall be available for consultations, support and education of patients/families/staff/volunteers. The Chaplain shall provide 24-hour emergency care, personally or by utilizing staff and volunteer clergy.
Education: Master Degree from accredited institution in a related field. Master of Divinity or a Master of Theology from a recognized seminary, divinity school or college of theology preferred.
Experience: One year experience as a chaplain in a recognized setting. A minimum of three years of pastoral care experience as a Chaplain is preferred, of which two years should be in a hospital setting.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Three (3) units of Clinical Pastoral Education required. Ordained or commissioned for ministry by a recognized faith group or denomination, and is in good standing with his/her religious/spiritual community preferred. Board Certification by Association of Professional Chaplains or recognized organization preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:
• Excellent communication skills
• Competency in electronic medical record documentation with intermediate skills in Microsoft Office
• Interpersonal skills needed to work with distressed and anxious patients, families, and employees
• Analytical ability to assess spiritual needs and well-being of person’s in care and identify intervention strategies to support
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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.