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Director - Pastoral Care

Facility: Mercy Medical Center Location: Rockville Centre, NY Department: Pastoral Care Category: Leadership Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM ReqNum: 6001129

The successful candidate will be a committed and active Catholic in good standing, have a Master's Degree in Theology, Spirituality or Pastoral Counseling, preferably with a working knowledge of operations, government affairs, healthcare trends and finances. At least 3 years of progressively responsible leadership experience will be expected, as will the ability to work effectively within the organizational structures of the Roman Catholic Church, and knowledge of Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Services. Excellent decision-making, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills a must.
Responsibilities will include:
Directing the pastoral care function, including preparing budgets
Advising patients and staff on all matters of religious law
Participating in educational seminars/programs to benefit the community
Developing programs to meet religious and cultural needs of the population
Organizing and conducting all religious services and observances within the hospital
Acting as a liaison between patient, family and hospital staff during periods of crisis
Assisting administration in the development of policies/procedures related to religious observances
Arranging suitable chaplaincy coverage for other faiths
Providing venue and pastoral staff as mentors for students to train as chaplains
Participating in general hospital orientation of new staff members
Serving as a point of contact for regulatory agencies regarding the Charitable Medical Care Law.
Serving as a point of contact for regulatory agencies regarding the Charitable Medical Care Law
In this leadership role within our Pastoral Care Department, you will oversee the daily operations, along with the provision and maintenance of pastoral care to patients, their families, physicians and hospital staff. Key to this position will be collaborating with system and facility leadership to ensure the principles and traditions of the Catholic health ministry, along with the mission and core values of Mercy Medical Center, are integrated into the organization's operations, structures, objectives and practices.

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