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Healthcare Chaplain - Roman Catholic Community

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Stoke on Trent
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Band 5 chaplain salary pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint a Healthcare Chaplain with responsibility for the Roman Catholic Community to work within the UHNM Trust, across the two hospital sites, Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, Stafford. Due to the identified Role requirements this post holder will need to be of a Roman Catholic faith, as is 'permitted under schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. We are looking for an ordained Priest in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church who is available to work flexibly and creatively to facilitate and deliver effective spiritual, religious and pastoral care within our Acute Trust.

As a member of the Chaplaincy- Spiritual, Pastoral and Religious Care team, you will be working in a diverse setting and will be required to respond to the spiritual, religious, cultural and pastoral needs of patients, visitors and staff.The part time position (11.5 hours a week) will involve working set hours/ days and participating in a shared on-call rota (out of hours, weekends and bank holidays) with other chaplains and locums.

This would require you to live within a reasonable distance of the hospitals and have an ability to travel to the hospitals when needed.

The successful candidate will share in our passion in providing excellence in Compassionate Care to patients, people important to them, carers, volunteers and staff.

It is an exciting opportunity to join an established chaplaincy team in the UHNM Trust.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will contribute to the effective working of the Chaplaincy- Spiritual, Pastoral and Religious (SPaRC) team to provide a compassionate, person centred and fully inclusive spiritual care service.

Share in the provision of religious, pastoral, spiritual and cultural support to all service users (including those of no faith and belief other than the Chaplain's).

Primarily work with and support those of a Roman Catholic faith providing pastoral and sacramental care. This will involve responding to specific referrals and visiting wards to provide pastoral/ emotional care sacramental care and rituals, as well as sharing in the support of volunteers and staff as is appropriate.

Provide a high standard of care, in line with the policies and guidelines of UHNM and in accordance with national chaplaincy guidelines and competencies.

Receive training and supervision to aid continuous development.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide specific insights and spiritual/religious care to those who identify as Roman Catholic.

To share in the religious, pastoral, spiritual and cultural support to all service users (including those of no faith and belief other than the Chaplains) as referred to.

To take responsibility for their own caseload of patients and clients with wide-ranging and complex spiritual and religious needs.

To assist in the provision of training regarding spiritual and religious care.

To support service users in highly distressing emotional circumstances and times of crisis such as bereavement palliative care mental illness or at end of life.

To provide regular ward visits and have a visible approach and profile on the wards across the hospitals, primarily at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

To provide a high standard of care, in line with the policies and guidelines of UHNM and in accordance with national chaplaincy guidelines and competencies.

In addition to working 0.3 FTE hours, the chaplain will participate in a shared on-call rota which will involve responding to out of hours and covering at the weekend.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

essential and desirable

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant subject e.g. Theology
  • Ordained Christian Priest endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church and in good standing with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham.
  • Ministerial experience of working with the Roman Catholic Community
  • Experience of working with others and independently, including with colleagues of other faiths/traditions and none.
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide rites of passage and rituals etc, particularly with the regard to the dying and for those seriously ill.
  • Knowledge of multi-faith/ belief needs and cultural requirements.
  • An understanding and respect for diversity
  • Computer literate.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • o Able to share in weekend provision and participate in an on-call rota to respond to urgent calls out of contracted hours including out of hours and weekend provision.
  • To be able to travel to the hospital within 1 hour at any time of the day/ night when working or on call.
  • Ability to listen, be open minded and respond with empathy compassion and with a tolerant attitude.


Desirable

  • A recognised counselling qualification
  • Basic knowledge of the context of working in an NHS Acute Hospital
  • Knowledge of Ethical issues


essential

Essential

  • Basic experience of working in an NHS Acute Hospital Trust


essential

Essential

  • Ability to 'read between the lines', 'see the meaning behind the words' and understand another's person's framework of reference


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

RSUH

RSUH, Newcastle Road.

Stoke on Trent

ST4 6QG

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205-6250967

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