Spiritual Care Provider/Staff Chaplain
Grey Bruce Health Services
Owen Sound, ON
(Permanent Part-Time – 20 hours/month)

The Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council through the Spiritual Care Department is seeking an experienced Spiritual Care Provider/Staff Chaplain to fill a permanent part-time position beginning January 2020. The successful applicant will join an enthusiastic healthcare team in providing 24/7 high quality spiritual
care to patients, their families and hospital staff, and will work as a fully participating member of the inter-professional health care team. The successful candidate will be contracted with and paid by the Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council, and will work at the Walkerton Hospital, South Bruce Grey Health Centre. This position includes some on-call responsibilities off hours and weekends.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Providing and promoting high quality spiritual care that is consistent with the mission and values of the Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council and South Bruce Grey Health Centre for patients, their family, and hospital staff
Providing care that is respectful of cultural, traditional, and religious diversity; supporting ethical discussions and difficult decision making by patients, their family and staff
Actively engaging patients, their families and staff in developing an understanding of the relationship between spiritual, religious, physical, emotional, psychological and mental well being
Enabling effective team collaboration between and amongst stakeholders and functioning as a full participant on a variety of clinical teams
Facilitating a variety of staff support strategies nurturing collaboration & supportive communities
Being available and accessible to patients, family, and staff within the continuum of care, especially those experiencing spiritual distress
Assessing spiritual and religious care needs and implementing spiritual and religious care plans
Providing appropriate opportunities for worship, prayer, sacraments, smudging and other rituals

QUALIFICATIONS:
Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (preferred) or in process; and current membership (CASC)
Undergraduate degree and a Master of Divinity or Master of Pastoral Studies degree or equivalent
Ability to relate theology and behavioral science to the practice of spiritual care
Knowledge of various models of spiritual care and their appropriate use in a variety of practice contexts
Must be able to function as a member of both the wider spiritual care team and inter-professional teams and capable of working independently
Clinical experience in an acute care hospital; experience in crisis care, mental health, and end-of-life care an asset
Excellent communication (verbal/written English), interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills are essential
Demonstrated proficiency working with computer applications in a Windows environment (Word, email); electronic documentation as asset
Must have an excellent attendance record
Qualified applicants should submit a resume and covering letter to:
Rev. Joan Silcox-Smith, BA, MDiv
Registered Psychotherapist
Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner, CASC
Manager | Spiritual Care Department
Grey Bruce Health Services
T 519.376.2121 ext. 2861
jssmith@gbhs.on.ca | www.gbhs.on.ca

Closing date: November 15, 2019