Providence Health Care Spiritual Health Practitioner Temporary in Vancouver, BC

Providence Health Care

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Spiritual Health Practitioner
Vancouver, BC

Dedicated to creating a healthy community of inspiration and solace, we are an organization that really does care about our patients and staff….

Providence Health Care
(PHC) is one of Canada’s largest faith-based health care providers, and a leading teaching and research organization. We are guided by the principle ‘How you want to be treated’. Dedicated to creating a healthy community of inspiration and solace, we are an organization that really does care about our patients and staff. A regular full-time (1.0 FTE) opportunity exists within our Ambulatory Care Clinics Medicine. As the successful candidate you will:

  • Report to the Operations Leader of Ambulatory Care Clinics Medicine and work together with the Pastoral Care/Spiritual Health Manager (Acute) of Pastoral Care Services.
  • Work in collaboration with and is part of the interdisciplinary COPD Outreach Team at St. Paul’s Hospital.
  • Provide comprehensive spiritual care and emotional support to patients, residents, clients, families and health care staff in a manner that is appropriate to belief systems and cultural diversity.
  • Support patients with advanced care planning
  • Work alongside specialist team and will visit patients during a hospital admission and then later in their homes.

To be successful in this role you bring a relevant Master’s degree (Theology, Pastoral Studies, Spirituality) from an accredited theological institution plus one advanced unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. Endorsement by a recognized faith tradition/group and membership with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) is preferred. In addition to your education, you also bring the following assets:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to acknowledge and respect different expressions of spirituality without imposing personal religious beliefs.
  • Demonstrated ability to approach spiritual health issues in a person-centered manner with insight, discernment and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle stressful situations with sensitivity, compassion, gentleness, caring and approachability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in accordance with Providence Health Care’s Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and activities.
  • Ability to work flexible hours of work, including start and stop times, days off, work area and work site to meet changes consistent with operational requirements.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Multilingualism is an asset.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-10
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