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Priest Chaplain- Our Lady of the Lake Hospital

Company: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

The priest-chaplain is important to the life of a Catholic healthcare organization. The priest-chaplain is responsible for: meeting sacramental needs (that are reserved for a priest) of Roman Catholic patients 24/7, presiding at Mass, leading other special liturgies such as blessings of new spaces, and providing counsel on church teaching. In addition, the priest-chaplain serves as staff chaplain for one or more clinical units/locations. As such, he is responsible for ensuring the spiritual and religious needs of patients/residents and family are met on the assigned units. Additionally, he may also be called upon at times to provide back-up support to the on-call chaplain in crisis situations. The priest-chaplain relies on experience and judgment to perform the ministerial role. The priest-chaplain operates independently under general supervision and within a pastoral care team reporting to the Director of Pastoral Care. - The chaplain gathers and evaluates relevant data pertinent to the patient's situation and/or bio-psycho-social-spiritual/religious health - The chaplain develops and implements a plan of care to promote patient well-being and continuity of care. The priest-chaplain provides sacramental services to Catholic patients. The priest-chaplain provides sacramental services to Catholic patients - The chaplain enters information into the patient's medical record that is relevant to the patient's medical, psycho-social, and spiritual/religious goals of care. - The chaplain collaborates with the organization's interdisciplinary care team, and the pastoral care team. The chaplain adheres to the Common Code of Ethics, which guides decision making and professional behavior. - The chaplain respects the confidentiality of information from all sources, including the patient, medical record, other team members, and family members in accordance with federal and state laws, regulations, and rules. The chaplain models and collaborates with the organization and its interdisciplinary team in respecting and providing culturally competent patient-centered care. - The chaplain contributes to orderly functioning of the department by attending to administrative issues and standards of behavior. The chaplain provides timely and sensitive chaplaincy care to the organization's staff via individual and group interactions. - The chaplain provides chaplaincy care to the organization in ways consonant with the organization's values and mission statement. The priest-chaplain presides at Daily Mass. The priest-chaplain conducts other Catholic prayer rituals as needed or requested. The chaplain provides leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession. The priest-chaplain provides counsel on Church teaching to patients, family and staff. Education Masters of Divinity or equivalent Experience 2 years experience as ordained clergy, pastoral counseling experience Licensure Ordained Roman Catholic priest, capable of receiving endorsement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Baton Rouge Skills Fluent in English; Knowledge and skill in dealing with spiritual dynamics of illness, loss and death; Ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team; Strong interpersonal skills; Commitment to professional growth and development

Keywords: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge , Priest Chaplain- Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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