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Chaplain Resident

Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport, CT Full-Time
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To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Under the direction of a certified chaplain supervisor of Pastoral Care, the chaplain resident assists with the direct ministry to patients and their families; participates in the educational structure for the chaplain residents; assists, as assigned, with an administrative responsibility of the Department; cooperates and collaborates with other departments in ministry and assists in effecting new programs; assists in strengthening the department's inter-hospital relationships and as time permits, assists with the department's community relations. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



  • 1. Provides appropriate ministry to patients/families/staff.
    • 1.1 Responsible for the direct ministry to patients and families in assigned sections of the hospital.
  • 2. Maintains effective, open communication with all members of the health care team and other hospital staff.
    • 2.1 Functions as an active, contributing member of an inter-disciplinary team as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 3. Maintains appropriate records as mandated by department policies and JCAHO standards.
    • 3.1 Makes notes in charts as appropriate within departmental guidelines and keeps records on departmental forms of special acts such as baptisms, critical calls, and visits at death. Assists by keeping a daily log of experiences and performances as to time, place, description and people involved.
  • 4. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community clergy and congregations.
    • 4.1 Collaborates with community clergy to assist in their visitation of hospitalized parishioners. Assists the department in obtaining the correct, most specific, hospital printout of religious affiliation.
  • 5. Expands professional competency through participation in ongoing training activities.
    • 5.1 Establishes a learning contract with the assigned chaplain supervisor and other chaplain residents that will direct learning and clinical ministry.
  • 6. Promotes and maintains positive customer relations.
    • 6.1 Demonstrates courteous, helpful and professional manner towards customer as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback.
  • 7. Complies with hospital-wide standards of practice in the following areas.
    • 7.1 Attends and participates in mandatory in-services and consistently follows proper safety and emergency policies and procedures as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.



At least one unit of clinical pastoral education




Masters of Religion or Masters of Divinity degree from an accredited school with A.A.T.A. or requisite nationalacademic accrediting body, Good standing with denomination or faith group; ordained, lay or professed, Certifiable by the Assoc. of Professional Chaplains, o Incumbent as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. Theyare also required to stand and walk.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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