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Erie Shores HealthCare is a 58-bed acute care community hospital serving the southernmost part of Canada. Our 110,000 person catchment area includes the communities of Leamington, Kingsville, Essex, Amherstburg, Belle River, and Wheatley.
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The Hospital Chaplain is a member of the multidisciplinary care team and contributes to the spiritual support of clients, colleagues, the hospital and the community.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The primary responsibility is to visit patients that have requested a visit on intake and will refer the patient to a church if requested. This role will also assist individual staff who request spiritual support and promote the On Call Chaplain program to staff. The Hospital Visitation Chaplain is a volunteer member of the Pastoral Care Committee and attends Spiritual Care Meetings.
- A certified spiritual care professional with theological and clinical education.
- Knowledge of hospital and community programs and services.
- Communication skills – written and verbal.
- Awareness of one’s own abilities, boundaries and links.
- Ability to work harmoniously with the pastoral community.
- Respond to patient appropriately in crisis.
- Good understanding and commitment to the limits imposed by privacy legislation. Is proactive to promote confidentiality.
- Will sign in/out, document and keep record of spiritual visits and referrals for review by the Spiritual Care Committee.
- Understands the roles of the team members and refers appropriately.
- Recognition and appropriate response to ethical concerns and principals.
- Understands No Blame Culture
- Knows where to find Patient Safety tools (LMS)
- Reports observations of unsafe clinical practices
- Reports near misses, errors
- Has low tolerance of risky behaviors
- Has keen ability to observe and identify patient safety risks
- Observes policies & procedures which support patient safety
- Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the regulations;
- Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the worker’s employer requires to be worn;
- Report to his or her employer or supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker; and
- Report to his or her employer or supervisor any contravention of the Act or the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows.
- No worker shall,
- Remove or make ineffective any protective device required by the regulations or by his or her employer, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately;
- Use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker; or
- Engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.
Erie Shores HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations available on request in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under ESHC’s Accommodation Policy.
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department.
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