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 Chaplain (CASUAL/PRN) 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.
The Chaplain will provide direct Pastoral Care services to all patients, family and staff of the hospital as needed. The Chaplain will:
Provide Spiritual comfort to patients and families by visiting patients on a regular basis offering spiritual direction, counseling, sacraments and prayer as requested.
Communicate and demonstrate an awareness and acceptance of providing appropriate spiritual care for patient, families, and employees from a variety of religious traditions.
Assess spiritual needs of patient and family
Assist the family in using their faith in dealing with illness, trauma, and/or death.
Communicate with nurse and other health care professionals caring for patient and family.
Provide grief and bereavement support during end of life for patient, family and staff and support staff in the coordination and offering of appropriate rituals and/or bereavement resources with other members of the care team.
When on-call, respond to on-call events and requests for service within 5 minutes of receiving page and remain within a 30 minute drive of hospital.
Provide spiritual support to all clinical providers in the hospital.
Coordinate with Pastoral Care staff and volunteers to schedule and ensure coverage during week days, weekend days (as determined by the department) and serve as an on-call chaplain.
Foster relations with community clergy and religious leaders.
Serve as an active member of medical team.
Attend to the hospital chapel, maintain a safe / receptive environment and ensure that appropriate materials are available.
Lead the effort to implement a Critical Incident Stress De-briefing program for staff as requested.
Assure documentation of all visits in patient chart.
Adhere to all hospital standards, policies and procedures and assure regulatory compliance.
Participate in Departmental and interdepartmental staff meetings to foster collegiality.
Keep records of pastoral activity to communicate with other members of the department.
Bachelor’s degree in Theology required; Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 1 unit of CPE training or other relevant experience within an accredited program required.
Pediatric experience required.
Ordination and/or ecclesiastical endorsement from a particular denominational affiliation required.
Certified or certification eligible by a national pastoral care or counseling certification body preferred.
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.