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Genesis Health System Chaplain in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Chaplain

Department: Spiritual Care

Purpose: The Chaplain provides spiritual support directly to patients and families in keeping with their needs, desires and beliefs and provides leadership in designated programs of pastoral care for the Spiritual Care department.

Report To: Manager, Spiritual Care

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Patients, Families, and Significant Others


Education: Bachelor's Degree

Field Of Study: Theological Studies, Behavioral Sciences, or other related field

Special Training: Minimum one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education within 12 months of hire.

Training Preferred: Chaplain Certification by the APC/NACC or other certifying body

Licensure/Registration: Valid Driver's License

Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are often difficult or stressful in nature. Contact with others involves complex, detailed and often sensitive topics. The job requires a high degree of interpersonal skills to deal with a range of complicated problem situations. Interactions involve gaining the agreement of others.

Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions exceeds 70% of their work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes