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University of Rochester TAR Chaplain, SMH - 232013 in Rochester, New York

TAR Chaplain, SMH Job ID 232013

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Time as Reported Grade 000 Chaplaincy Services-SMH


Position Title:

TAR Chaplain




Clinical Units:


Ages of Patients Served:

Infant to Geriatric

General Description

The TAR Chaplain administers spiritual/religious care to patients, family and staff in all areas of the hospital to all age groups when on-call and participates in departmental activities when possible.

Specific Responsibilities


Essential Functions 95%

The TAR Chaplain:

  • Offers spiritual support to patients, families and staff during on-call shifts and when covering the on-call pager during the day.

  • Follows-up on all referrals.

  • Offers a variety of spiritual approaches (e.g. prayer, rituals, life review, exploring the meaning of a situation, bereavement support and supportive/listening presence) to meet patients/families spiritual needs.

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Provides education to team members on the role of spirituality in healing.

  • Documents spiritual assessment and interventions in the patient’s medical record and completes required.

  • Serves as a liaison between community clergy and patients/family members.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Non-essential Functions

    Conducts the worship service while on-call on Sunday.


    Essential Functions 5%

    The TAR Chaplain:

  • Completes Hospital and Chaplaincy Services required in-service training programs within the required time frame.

  • Completes required University Health Service appointments within the required time frame.

  • Completes Chaplaincy Services time entry and other required forms and documentation within the designated deadlines.

  • Participates in professional development programs.

    Non-essential Functions

    Provides temporary chaplain coverage in the event of the departure or illness of a Chaplain Resident or Chaplain Intern.

    Supervision and Teaching

    Non-essential Functions

    The TAR Chaplain:

    May participate in the orientation and incoming Chaplain Residents and Chaplain Interns.

    Professional Accountability, Supervision and Evaluation


    The TAR Chaplain’s professional performance is supervised by the Associate Director of Chaplaincy Services.


    The TAR Chaplain is accountable administratively and clinically to the Associate Director of Chaplaincy Services and through him/her to the Director of Chaplaincy Services for the provision of spiritual care and adherence to Chaplaincy Services and Hospital policies procedures and standards of professional conduct. The TAR Chaplain’s job performance must conform to the expectations set forth in the position description.


    Chaplaincy Services evaluations are conducted initially at six months and annually thereafter by Associate Director of Chaplaincy Services with possible additional input from the Director of Chaplaincy Services and other hospital staff members. Salary and promotional recommendations are made by the TAR Chaplain’s supervisor, in consultation with the Director of Chaplaincy Services and must conform to the guidelines established by the PFS division, Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester.

    Position Qualifications

  • The TAR Chaplain must have an MDiv, or its equivalent, from and accredited seminary. Equivalency includes graduation from high school and pastoral experience.

  • Minimum of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education.

    Position Description Maintenance

    The position description is reviewed annually by the Associate Director of Chaplaincy Services with the TAR Chaplain. The position description is reviewed and updated at the time that a new TAR Chaplain is hired for the position. Changes in the position description are recommended by the Associate Director of Chaplaincy Services and authorized by the Director of Chaplaincy Services.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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