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Staff Chaplain - Londonderry and Merrimack Valley Regional Campuses

Company: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Methuen
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Staff Chaplain, Londonderry and Merrimack Valley Regional Campuses, will provide spiritual support and services to patients and caregivers and the Dana-Farber community. This position includes occasional meetings or coverage at other DFCI sites as needed. - Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

  • Visit patients who request or are referred by a member of their DFCI care team for religious, spiritual, or existential support at any point in their DFCI care journey.
  • Daily Rounding as member of DFCI interdisciplinary care team, advocating for spiritual needs of patients and caregivers, following up with in-person visits as possible/appropriate.
  • Respond to codes with compassionate presence, providing spiritual care to patients and caregivers, and following up with staff as needed.
  • Collaborate with inter-professional care team in crisis situations; ensure compassionate care and safety of patients, their caregivers and DFCI staff, providing follow up support as needed.
  • Inform patients/caregivers and staff of spiritual resources of DFCI Multifaith Chapel, spiritual support groups, devotional items, community clergy, and more, honoring the breadth of faith and spirituality, inclusive of those with no identified faith or practice in provision care.
  • Document visits in the electronic medical record and refer to other members of the care team as appropriate.
  • Lead interfaith gatherings, services and ritual for patients/caregivers and staff as requested.
  • Practice DFCI core values of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, engaging in ongoing learning and honoring the Belonging of every member of the DFCI community- patient, caregiver, and staff.
    • Master of Divinity/Master of Theological Studies OR Master level degree in related field w/ 4 years clinical experience in health care chaplaincy.
    • Minimum of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) required, 4 units of CPE preferred.
    • Board Certified or eligible within 18 months of hire required.
    • 1 year of clinical experience in health care setting w/ Master of Divinity or Master of Theological Studies (Oncology Preferred). KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including on the phone and in writing.
      • Familiarity with use of electronic medical record.
      • High level of cultural sensitivity and cultural humility. Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
      • Patient-and family-centered orientation; ability to demonstrate empathy in difficult situations.
      • Ability to communicate with all members of a multi-disciplinary team and promote and engage in relationship-building At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. - As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. - Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law

Keywords: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Methuen , Staff Chaplain - Londonderry and Merrimack Valley Regional Campuses, Other , Methuen, Massachusetts

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