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Chaplain

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Brockton
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

This announcement establishes an open continuous announcement for eligible applicants to be considered for this position. The Next Steps area of the announcement provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement. ***This position is within the Chaplain Service and is located at the Brockton, MA campus. [ "Come join our team of Chaplains who provide a complete range of spiritual care ministries to Veterans and their families. Such ministry encompasses all aspects of pastoral care, assuring that the religious, spiritual, moral and ethical issues faced by Veterans are addressed as part of the holistic care provided by VA. Chaplains work in an interfaith environment as members of a pluralistic chaplaincy. The incumbent serves as a Chaplain professional performing clinical assignments for the VHA. The incumbent provides comprehensive religious, spiritual, and pastoral care to all persons that are commensurate with the needs, desires, and voluntary consent of the Veteran, caregiver, or staff. The incumbent addresses the spiritual component of health and wellness in every patient care setting to ensure that pastoral care is fully integrated into all aspects of chaplain services. Serves as a Chaplain professional providing comprehensive, religious ministry services to Veteran patients according to their specific needs and desires. Carries out a ministry which is highly integrated into VHA's Chaplain program. Provides thorough guidance and advice to Chaplain Service management staff, other Chaplains, and other stakeholders. May serve at a facility in a clinical setting, or a small healthcare system, satellite outpatient clinic, other federal agency, or Community Based Out-patient Clinic (CBOC) where there is limited access to onsite supervision. Provides extended and intensive pastoral counseling as an integral part of the treatment program with patients facing complex, ethical, moral, and spiritual issues. Ensures program effectiveness and modification of service pattern, which includes research and leadership of clinical teams. Practices typically in a specialized clinic/program area, that may include intensive and extended pastoral counseling as an integral part of the treatment program, with patients facing complex moral, ethical, or spiritual problems. Serves as a Chaplain representative and a fully recognized member of an interdisciplinary treatment team (IDT). Advises and collaborates with other members of the IDT to provide comprehensive healthcare services to Veterans. Works with a full understanding of Chaplains' relationships to the objectives of VHA to successfully integrate the work of the medical facility's staff. Collaborates with and advises the other members of the IDT in the provision of comprehensive healthcare services to Veterans. Maintains effective rapport with physicians, medical officers, psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers, or others involved with the IDT. Ensures equity of access, service, and benefits to Veterans and provides the highest quality of care. Provides leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, in-service training, staff development, and continuing education programs. Work Schedule: Fulltime, 5 days per week. Tour of Duty will be set between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. May provide emergency on-call night, holiday and weekend patient care coverage.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nCompressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available.\nTelework: Not Available.\nVirtual: This is Not a Virtual Position.\nRecruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Notifications: This position is a NAGE collective bargaining unit position. This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay. Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized. Selectee may be required to work at any VA Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed. Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered Current Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) Selectee will be required to fil out additional forms on-line" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Brockton , Chaplain, Other , Brockton, Massachusetts

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