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April

Spiritual Care Clinician

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

 About Monash Health


Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between that supports the delivery of clinical care.


Spiritual Care Department


The Spiritual Care team across Monash Health is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of Spiritual care interventions across the lifespan for inpatients, their families and carers as well as Monash Health staff.


About the Role


The Spiritual Care Department is looking for an experienced Spiritual Care Clinician to join the team working across Dandenong Hospital and Monash Medical Centre (MMC), working collaboratively with the Spiritual Care Coordinators at these sites. This is a part-time (0.7 EFT) permanent role and previous spiritual care experience is essential.


The role is primarily that of clinical practice:



  • To offer spiritual, religious and pastoral support to Dandenong Hospital and MMC patients, families and staff, recognizing that each person has their own spirituality which may or may not be expressed in formal religious beliefs or practices.

  • To practice within a multi-faith and culturally diverse setting.

  • To offer some administrative support as may be advised by the Spiritual Care Coordinator onsite

  • Provision of information and relevant supports to visiting chaplains and spiritual care volunteers

  • Previous experience in providing spiritual care support is essential.


About You


You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible clinical practitioner with a good understanding of and sensitivity to psycho-social, cultural, religious and spiritual aspects of illness and hospitalization. You will have well developed skills in providing spiritual care supports, as well as highly developed communication and interpersonal skills. Experience providing spiritual care in a health care setting is desirable as well as proficiency for documentation in electronic medical records. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as a team member with attention to self-care practices in coping with emotionally demanding situations. Evidence of good standing within a faith tradition is required.


What you need



  • Eligibility for membership of Spiritual Care Australia (SCA) at “Certified Level”

  • Essential qualifications and formation in Spiritual Care (refer to the PD)

  • Demonstration of continuing professional education and commitment to ongoing professional supervision as stipulated by SCA.

  • Proven experience in providing spiritual care support in acute and subacute settings.

  • Knowledge and experience working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

  • Current Working with Children’s Check


What’s in it for you?



  • Attractive salary including salary packaging opportunities.

  • Work closely with the Spiritual Care Coordinator (Dandenong Hospital and MMC), sharing the clinical and administrative workload as delegated, whilst maintaining additional accountability to the Manager (Social work and Spiritual Care).

  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to grow and develop services to meet the changing landscape within the broader healthcare system.

  • Monash Health offers access to profession specific, inter-disciplinary, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities.


How to Apply


Applications need to address the Key Selection Criteria (person specification) obtainable from the Position Description and must include at least 2 professional referees.


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:
• reference checks;
• a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
• a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
• proof of immunisation.


As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.


Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered. 

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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