Chaplain- Per Diem
- Req. Number: 2019-24679
- Posted Date: 4/30/2019
- Shift: 7-Rotates all Shifts: Day/Evening/Night
- Work Schedule: Varies
- Hours: Varies
- Address: 1600 E. High St.
- City, State: Pottstown, PA
- Department: Hospital Administration
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives
The Chaplain shall provide pastoral services as part of the Hospital's comprehensive care to patients and act as a liaison to the religious community. Included is ministry to patients, families of patients, and to Hospital staff. This involves insuring adequate spiritual care to patients, arranging and conduction appropriate religious services and coordinating them with the activities of the department. The Chaplain shall offer professional leadership to the community by supporting and supplementing the work of the clergy within an ecumenical context.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college; a Master's degree from an accredited seminary or university, or equivalent education plus at least four units (the equivalent of one year training) in Clinical Pastoral Education.
1-3 years pastoral experience preferred
Interpersonal skills needed to work with distressed and anxious patients, families, and employees
Analytical ability to assess patients' spiritual needs and sense of well-being and find appropriate solutions to patient problems
Empathy for the problems experienced by patients and families; commitment to help the distressed
Communication skills necessary to counsel patients, families, and employees
Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains; National Association of Catholic Chaplains or National Association of Jewish Chaplains, or certification eligibility.