Chaplain

His Hands Free Clinic

Position Description – Chaplain

Impact Statement: You will provide the opportunity for prayer and spiritual resources to our patients, volunteers and staff alike. 

Purpose:

Provide follow-up to patients looking for a faith community, serve as Prayer Support, provide spiritual guidance to those in need and assist with faith issues in the healing process.

Responsibilities:

  • Following up with those patients who have marked on their Information Form that they do not belong to or have a faith community and have given us permission to contact them in finding one and those who Prayer Support indicate on their data sheet that they would like a call from the Chaplain in regards to information on finding a Faith Community. 
  • Be actively involved in the Prayer Support and Overall Spiritual Care component of the clinic
  • Serve as Prayer Support during 1 clinic once a month
  • Provide spiritual guidance to those in need and assist with faith issues in the healing process.
  • Serve alongside the Spiritual Care Coordinator in providing opportunities to patients, volunteers and staff alike to grow in their spiritual journey. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Religion Studies or related field. 
  • 2-3 years of previous chaplain experience preferred
  • Six months (or more) membership at a local church, completion of Prayer Support Orientation, recommendation from a spiritual leader (Pastor, Small Group Leader, Prayer Support Team Leader, etc.), willingness to serve in prayer

Frequency:

3-5 hours a week

When:

Flexible.  To serve in Prayer Support during 1 clinic a month

Reports to:

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Specific Instructions:

  1. Pray before you start your shift (This includes personal prayer and leading the staff in prayer for their personal edification and for the clinic)
  2. When praying with the patient:
    1. When possible, greet them by name
    1. Give your name and your responsibility
    1. Ask how you can pray for them
    1. Pray as the Spirit leads. If it looks like it could be a longer session, suggest going to the Prayer room after seeing the doctor
    1. Ask if they need a Bible, Daily Bread or other devotion material available
    1. Ask if they have a church home, provide church list and offer extended spiritual support services if needed
    1. Fill out a Prayer Support Reporting Sheet – keep stats for each patient encountered and at the end of clinic, turn in reporting sheet to Office Coordinator

Benefits:

  • Knowing that you’re part of a much larger picture, one where God is glorified through the gift of your time.
  • Meeting and working alongside new people
  • Keeping up on skills you may already have and/or learning new ones
  • Having fun