Staff Chaplain for Oncology Services

Georgetown University’s Office of Mission and Ministry supports the integration of learning, faith and service through a broad array of programs that engage students, faculty, staff, University leadership, and alumni in the understanding and practice of our religious identity, values and commitments.

The Staff Chaplain is an integral member of the ministry team for the Department of Mission and Pastoral Care forMedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He or she has the primary responsibility to provide pastoral, spiritual, and emotional ministry and support to the patients, their care-givers, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Associates. The Staff Chaplain develops a stratagem to meet the particular needs reflecting the chaplain’s skills, the Catholic Identity, the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, and the SPIRIT values of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The Staff Chaplain, reporting to and working in collaboration with the director of the department, has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Provides ministry and support to patients, their surrogates, caregivers, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital associates of the unit(s) and service line to which the staff chaplain is assigned, including making appropriate spiritual assessments, documenting visitations in the electronic medical record (INVISION and MedConnect), and coordinating pastoral requests as required.
  • Provides 24-hour on-call pastoral care throughout the hospital, on a rotational basis as assigned – including provision of appropriate pastoral responses or ministry to all emergencies, codes, and deaths.
  • Serves as an integral member of the multidisciplinary teams for assigned unit(s) and service line, providing guidance into the pastoral and spiritual care of the patient (care planning), and including participation in unit rounds, family meetings, one-to-one meetings, and strategic planning meetings.
  • Organizes and conducts various types of religious services for patients, surrogates and caregivers, and MedStar Georgetown University Associates. – e.g., biannual Memorial Service for the oncology service, the Celebration of Communion in one’s own faith tradition, and Memorial Services and funerals in the community.
  • Conducts educational in-services, didactics and programs for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital associates, affiliated students, and constituencies in the community, including the medical students of Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Work Remotely: no
  • Master's degree in Theology or related Pastoral area of study
  • At least 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from an accredited program under the auspices of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
  • Ability to work within the context of an interdisciplinary model of medicine, promoting chaplaincy as a core element of the medical care
  • The professional knowledge, training, and ability to practice with precision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to provide, by rotation, 24-hour on-call coverage
  • Preference for Board certification from Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)
Position Start Date: Fall 2016
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