As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Lead Chaplain (Full-Time), to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
This position is responsible for: Managing the day to day clinical operations of the Spiritual Care Department, including daily supervision of staff chaplains, along with program support/co-development with the Director of Patient and Family Centered Care to assist patients, families and associates. The position also includes providing direct Spiritual Care services to all patients and associates of the hospital as needed to complement the work of other Spiritual Care staff.
Manage the daily operations of the Spiritual Care department’s clinical chaplaincy functions.
Provide spiritual and emotional care to patients and families by providing regular visitation of patients offering pastoral counseling, religious rituals, and referrals to community religious resources as requested.
Provide spiritual support to all clinical providers in the hospital as needed.
Working with Volunteer Services, recruit, train and schedule Spiritual Care Volunteers.
Lead, arrange, or coordinate all services as needed in the hospital (Regular weekly, memorial, and annual services, religious or spiritual in nature).
Manage resources in the department effectively.
Serve as an active member of medical teams.
Provide leadership in various committees as needed (for example: Ethics, Bereavement).
In partnership with the Director of Patient and Family Centered Care, collaborate with the development team to support a vision for the growth of Spiritual Care Services at Nemours.
Foster relations with community religious institutions.
Master's level degree in Divinity, Pastoral Counseling, or other appropriate discipline required.
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience required.
A minimum of four units of CPE training in an accredited program required.
Certification-eligible or certified by a National Pastoral Care Association.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.