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NYU School of Medicine Manager and ACPE Certified Educator, Clinical Pastoral Education in Brooklyn, New York

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The hospital is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Health’s anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn.
Job Responsibilities:
To encourage and support research activities through staff and/or students which assess needs and desires for spiritual care in each LHC care context, measure effectiveness of pastoral/spiritual care services, develop tools for benchmarking productive staffing patterns, and 4) promote continuous quality improvement in pastoral care services.
To develop high-tech/high-touch means of reaching persons with spiritual care; specifically, to ensure that a healthy variety and quality of televised programming of wholistic/spiritual value is provided through live, recorded, closed-circuit and/or broadcast media to patients and residents — particularly, worship and spiritual care programs conducted within NYU Lutheran.
To foster a climate of education and coordinate whole-person/spiritual care in-service programming for multidisciplinary staff, clinical students, community clergy, volunteers, and the wider community. To assure that all students in programs of Clinical Pastoral Education, interns, and others learning the art of pastoral/spiritual care function within clear institutional/clinical guidelines and a plan of administrative coordination, accountability and support.
To monitor and effectively measure clinical outcomes relative to the contributions of pastoral/spiritual care services, through collaboration with multidisciplinary managers and caregivers. To develop, convene, and actively utilize an Interdisciplinary Pastoral/Spiritual Care Advisory Committee within NYU Lutheran.
To serve as the primary organizational and financial manager of the Department of Pastoral Care, accountable for sound stewardship of budget, physical, and human resources.
To maintain full compliance with all standards of ethics, performance, certification and accreditation, as established by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and all relevant professional associations and accrediting agencies.
To serve as a theological ethicist-in-residence, actively participating in/facilitating ethics activities and values-based decision-making through a model of shared moral deliberation.
To promote and oversee meaningful, timely, community-oriented worship life throughout the healthcare system, in ways that nurture interfaith respect, understanding and participation.
To oversee the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers from diverse religio-cultural communities who can provide bi-lingual, faith-group-specific care to patients, residents, and families.
To oversee a comprehensive pastoral/spiritual care program for trauma, crisis, and disaster response ministries, servicing the Emergency Department, Critical Care Units, Emergency Management Systems, and wider healthcare system.
To integrate and strengthen pastoral care services in death, dying and bereavement throughout the LHC system, including organ/tissue donation, follow-up bereavement letters to all families, periodic memorial services, and referral to grief support groups.
To develop effective/efficient means for the documentation of spiritual care activities and services, through such measures as spiritual assessment, progress entries in medical records, logging on-call activities, etc.
To develop and implement a comprehensive practice of conducting initial visits and individualized spiritual assessment with as many patients and residents as possible. To establish a means for effective risk screening which identifies individuals whose spiritual/theological anguish/conflicts may compromise treatment, recovery, or whole-person health.
To promote religio-cultural competence and seek to safeguard all patients, residents, families and staff from unwelcome proselytizing or forms of spiritual intrusion. To facilitate the interpretation of diverse faith expressions and cultural/ritual practices as they impact clinical services.
To provide direct pastoral care service, as needed, and serve as one of the key institutional catalysts/leaders in setting a climate of mission-driven, culturally competent spiritual care through quality relationships with patients, residents, families, staff, volunteers, and students.
To design and execute a systemic, multi-staff model for the provision of pastoral/spiritual care services and education throughout NYU Langone-Brooklyn.
Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a B.A. and M.Div. degrees (or equivalent masters level degree from accredited seminary/graduate prof. school)
Minimum 4 units of ACPE-accredited Clinical Pastoral Education.
3-5 years full-time experience in healthcare ministry
APC, NACC, NAJC, or ACPE certified;
Ecclesiastical endorsement from recognized denomination
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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