Trust Chaplain (with shared responsibility for staff support)
The Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust
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Previous applicants need not apply
As a Trust Chaplain you will work within the multi-faith Chaplaincy team in supporting the delivery of spiritual, pastoral and religious care to patients, relatives and staff in line with National and Local best practice guidelines.
You will intentionally support members of staff, building networks and relationships with staff through regular contact, being discrete, trustworthy and respecting confidence. Providing support for staff and those requiring additional support in specialist areas.
You will be part of a team that provides a 24 hour out of hours on call service for the pastoral, spiritual and religious needs of patients, visitors and staff.
Please note, interviews will be held on 31st October 2023.
Main duties of the job
To have the appropriate accredited authority within their own faith/belief community. To have the relevant specialist knowledge and experience of their own faith/belief community providing appropriate rites and rituals.
To deliver and assist specialist staff training in spiritual and religious care as required.
To work with a positive team ethos, respecting each others views and traditions.
To deliver appropriate spiritual and pastoral care to patients and families experiencing the trauma of pregnancy loss. Also to be able to support patients and their loved ones in an end of life care or palliative situation.
To undertake appropriate duties providing a 24 hour out of hours on call service for the pastoral, spiritual and religious needs of patients, visitors and staff. Because of the on call element in this job it is required that the post holder lives no more than 45 minutes away from Pinderfields hospital under normal driving conditions.
To keep a confidential record of all activities including maintaining patient electronic records. To plan and manage own workload following hospital related chaplaincy policies and procedures.
To help and support the team of chaplaincy volunteers, and to take part in their ongoing training and supervision.
To help and support those who are experiencing bereavement and any kind of distress sensitively and respecting their confidentiality at all times. To officiate at Trust contract funerals, as and when required.
We provide care and support to over a million people in Wakefield and Kirklees in their homes, community settings and across our three hospital sites at Pontefract, Dewsbury and Pinderfields (Wakefield).
Always striving for excellence, we are at the forefront of innovation and research, and we invest in teaching and the development of our workforce.
We live by our values of caring, improving, being respectful and maintaining high standards. We listen and learn because we aim to make Mid Yorkshire the best place to work and receive care.
We value diversity and welcome talent and enthusiasm irrespective of age, disability, neurodivergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances including providing unpaid carers support to someone with a health and care need. As ethnic minority groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with a disability/neurodivergence are currently under-represented across the organisation, we encourage applications from members of these groups. We have policies and procedures to ensure all applicants are treated fairly and consistently.
We are proud of our staff networks - who offer valuable guidance and feedback from those with lived experience.
We have a clear vision and you could be part of this! If you share our values and you want to make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families and carers, we would love to hear from you.
To keep accurate and up to date records of pastoral, spiritual and religious involvement, and to work with the other chaplains in ensuring that the procedures and protocols of the department are understood and communicated within the Trust.
To work with local religious communities in understanding the work of chaplaincy and know how to make referrals to the chaplaincy team.
To liaise at all times with ward staff about the role and involvement of chaplaincy.
To provide care in a way sympathetic to the clinical demands and constraints of the ward environment.
To be able to work collaboratively as part of a multi faith team and to be willing to learn how to help and encourage colleagues.
To be able to effectively organise and carry out your own workload on a daily basis and to be in regular supervision.
Skills and Abilities
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