Spiritual Heath CPE Educator Supervisor and Practitioner

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

People & HR, Operations
Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B, Canada · k st, woodbury, mn, usa · British Columbia, Canada · Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care and within the context of a client and family centered model of care, the person promotes a safe, respectful and civil working and learning environment for students, patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

The Clinical Psychospiritual Education Teaching Supervisor/Spiritual Health Practitioner is accountable to the Director, Spiritual Health & Pastoral Care. Within the framework of a Catholic Healthcare organization and in accordance with the PHC Mission, Vision, Values and Ethical Framework, the CPE Supervisor-Educator/SH Practitioner:
• Contributes to the Clinical Psychospiritual Education (CPE) program as part of the teaching team
• Provides clinical spiritual care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary teams at assigned sites
The Educator/Practitioner works collaboratively under the leadership of the CPE Supervisor- Educator and will perform equally as the educator and practitioner roles.

This role is responsible for an engaged clinical presence as a practitioner as well as performing CPE responsibilities. The role currently encompasses one extended unit per year, with a focus on long-term care.

Qualifications / Skills and Education

Education, Training and Experience
Master's Degree With relevant theological/spiritual studies from a recognized institution. Current certification as a Teaching Supervisor by (CASC). Five (5) years' experience as a Teaching Supervisor preferred. Current membership in good standing in CASC.

Skills and Abilities
• Proficient in crisis intervention and attending critical incidents.
• Skilled in navigating electronic medical records, pagers, and communication channels.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
• Supports diverse expressions of spirituality without imposing personal beliefs.
• Approaches spiritual health in a person-centered manner with insight and flexibility.
• Handles stressful situations with sensitivity, compassion, and approachability.
• Collaborates well in interdisciplinary teams and with leaders.
• Flexible availability for varying work hours.
• Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
• Good understanding of Roman Catholic moral teaching and ethics.
• Demonstrates spiritual maturity and integrity.
• Engages students and others with insight and flexibility.
• Provides appropriate spiritual care with cultural sensitivity and respect.
• Seeks professional consultation with colleagues and professionals.
• Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
• Exhibits excellent organizational skills with a focus on teaching.
• Superior planning and coordinating abilities.
• Possesses physical ability for job duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Full-Time Supervisor-Educator:
1. Contributes to the development and implementation of a comprehensive, creative, and forward-thinking CPE program in alignment with the standards set by the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).
2. Obtains program and course approval, as well as site accreditation, as required.
3. Ensures eligibility for academic course credit at the Graduate Program level in collaboration with the Vancouver School of Theology, Regent College, St. Mark's College, seminaries, and other appropriate universities.
4. Collaborates with the CPE Supervisor-Educator and Director of Spiritual Health and Pastoral Care to screen, place, monitor, and evaluate CPE students across PHC sites.
5. Fosters collaboration with CPE Supervisors from other organizations to promote a coordinated approach to pastoral education within the region.
6. Participates as a leader and/or member of the PHC CPE Advisory Board.
7. Educate students in the unique spiritual care needs of residents and their families in long- term care, with a particular knowledge of understanding in dementia care.
8. Builds a creative learning environment for students, seeking out speakers, colleagues, and team members for didactics in order to enhance student learning
9. Provides excellent CPE education for basic to advanced CPE students, including didactics, supervision, coaching, planning, and oversight of the program.
10. Encourages excellence in preceptorship of staff members, including education and guidelines.
11. Provides support for ongoing administrative CPE tasks for the program, including interviewing, onboarding, communications, EMR training, Learning Hub maintenance, student manual, policy updating, etc.

Role Responsibilities – Practitioner
As a Spiritual Health Team Member:
1. Assesses, and provides comprehensive spiritual and emotional support through counseling and supportive presence
2. Promotes the on-going spiritual well-being of patients/residents through listening; prayer; and group support such as Memorial Services, spirituality groups, Study of Sacred text, and Hymn Sing. Plans and participates in facility-wide celebrations, such as Worship Services, Remembrance Day, and Memorial Services for individuals or groups.
3. Attends and participates in program based care team meetings, rounds, huddles, case conferences, family meetings, ethics consults, and other meetings as required.
4. Receives referrals from all disciplines, and responds in a timely manner. Creates and implements follow up plans as required. Makes referrals to other disciplines, when appropriate, based on the needs of patients and residents.
5. Engages counseling theories, interventions, and supportive activities for patients, residents, and families.
6. Consistently documents in patient/resident medical records
7. Collaborates with spiritual/cultural representatives and clergy in the community
8. Provides spiritual and emotional support to staff during times of crisis
9. Maintains daily record of spiritual care activity offered to patients/residents and staff and submits these on a timely basis, as required.
10. Mentors and supports volunteer visitors who provide ministry to patients/residents through religious/spiritual visits and participation in group events.
11. Creates family support groups for family members whose loved ones are dealing with dementia.

Shared Responsibilities in both Roles;
1. Encourages student and staff awareness of, and respect for, different expressions of spirituality. Encourages staff to be aware of the strength that a patient/resident can experience through their beliefs and practices.
2. Participates in Spiritual Health and Pastoral Care team activities, including team meetings, Spiritual Health Week, retreats, and huddles.
3. Provides spiritual support to patients, residents and their families who are considering or who are engaged in the MAiD process, and educates students on end-of-life conversations and spirituality support of these. Is aware of the sensitivities of MAiD requests within Catholic Health, and responds and teaches within these expectations.
4. Provides all spiritual health support and education in accordance with the expectations of Catholic Healthcare principles and Health Ethics Guidelines.
5. Engages in research projects and opportunities both within and outside of the department.
6. Participates in sharing on-call and/or back-up on-call duties, as required. Available to respond to organizational emergencies (Code Orange, Psychosocial Disaster Response Team, etc.) and act as a liaison during crisis intervention.
7. Performs other related duties as required.
Vaccination Flag

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.