Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa Chaplain in Waterloo, Iowa

Chaplains facilitate spiritual well-being by assisting patients, families, associates and the wider community to cope and identify sources of meaning and hope in their experience of life transitions, inclusive of suffering, loss and grief, by drawing upon their values and beliefs in the context of their life story. Chaplains do this by providing individual and family spiritual assessment and associate support; spiritual guidance and direction; advocacy for patient well-being; prayer, worship services, rituals, and sacraments; through facilitating support groups and family meetings/care conferences; by serving as a liaison to community clergy and resources; facilitates clinical ethical decisions; and actively participating as an integral member of the clinical care team. Adheres to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's performance expectations and performs all defined services and other related duties in accorance with the mission, vision, and values of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

Bachelors Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies or related field minimum requirement.

Masters Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, Religion, Divinity, Patoral Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field preferred.

  • NACC, APC or NAJC Board Certification or eligibility required.
  • Valid IA driver's license and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).
  • Proof of Automotive Insurance.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education, 4 units or enrollment in program with completion date of 4 units no later then one year from hire.

  • Ability to relate to others and to build and utilize peer relationships for the purpose of support, confrontation and clarification.

  • Awareness of, and ability to articulate the ways in which their feelings, attitudes, values and assumptions affect their ministries.
  • Serves as an effective member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to actively listen and respond utilizing immediacy skills.
  • Computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Strong spiritual assessment capabilities. Ability to articulate a pastoral theology that is both contemporary and functional.
  • Integration of an identity that respects all faith traditions. Sensitivity to cultural, religious and ethnic diversity.
  • Aptitude for integrating pastoral theology and pastoral practice.
  • Resourceful in knowing how culture, ethnicity and religious beliefs impact an individual's suffering and healing.
  • Ability to articulate medical/ethical issues.
  • Documentation in the patient's plan of care.
  • Establish and maintain professional and interdisciplinary relationships.
  • Ability to function effectively under stress, to cope with crisis situations and to respond creatively to a multiplicity of challenges.
  • Utilizes systems thinking.
  • Accountability to the organization's professional standards, goals, and expectations.
  • Ability to reflect theologically and facilitate that process in others.
  • Utilizes pastoral perspective in a variety of functions, ie: worship, teaching, committee membership and team building.
  • Flexible, self-starter.
  • Self-reflective, well-grounded in a relationship with God, self/others.
  • Spiritual and emotional maturity reflected in self-awareness and ability to use strengths and limitations effectively in ministry.
  • Evidence of an understanding of current theological and spiritual issues that confront chaplains, and current theology, ecclesiology, spiritual and sacramental practices of the Roman Catholic tradition
  • Solid knowledge of ERD's

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled