Staff Chaplain Relief

  • Full Time
  • Iowa City

Website University of Iowa Healthcare Downtown

Staff Chaplain Relief (Downtown)

Job Duties/Performance Expectations

  • Assists patients and families with the development of Advance Directives and other end-of-life planning.
  • Attends and actively participates in departmental activities and required hospital meetings and training.
  • Cooperates with the Spiritual care and health care teams in assisting patients to make personal adjustments regarding their illness.
  • Documents all patient care activity in the patient’s medical record.
  • Participates in hospital sponsored support groups.
  • Participates in patient care conferences.
  • Provides emotional support to patients, patient’s families and staff through regular visits, prayer, comfort and consolation, spiritual counseling and worship.
  • Researches and writes articles as assigned.
  • Takes on-call as assigned.
  • Visits newly admitted patients and initiates or recommends programs and services to meet patient and family needs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education or related field is required

Experience Requirements

  • Three or more years of experience, equivalent to full time employment, working directly with individuals with challenging behaviors such as verbal and physical aggression, property destruction, or self-harm.
  • One or more years of experience, equivalent to full time employment, working directly with individuals who are dealing with unanticipated life events, and doing so within a supportive care environment such as hospital, care center, educational setting, or correctional facility.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; including demonstrated positive, compassionate, and supportive interpersonal skills and experience leading and/or participating as a member of work teams and groups.
  • Proficiency in computer software applications, including demonstrated experience using email, spreadsheets and word processing programs.
  • Demonstrated experience promoting a diverse workforce/academic environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Certification or training in Chaplaincy
  • Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis and treatment with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or challenging behavior desired.
  • Experience with counseling such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Experience working with Adult psychiatry patients
  • Experience with CPI (Crisis Prevention) or MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behavior) training
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations is desired.
Application Instructions Please send your resume and cover letter to with the working job title in the subject line.
Ad Start Date 03/11/2024
Ad End Date 07/01/2024

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