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Muslim Chaplain

NHS Professionals
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22 Apr 2021

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Job Title: Muslim Chaplain

Location/Trust: Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

Band/Pay rate: Band 5 £13.75 per hour

Hours: 5 hours Mon - Sun 8am-4pm but can be on call between 4pm-8am

Placement Ref: 40482

The Role

The Bank Chaplain(s) will work alongside the substantive and volunteer chaplaincy team to deliver a high standard of care in line with the National Chaplaincy Guidelines. The culturally, spiritually, and religiously diverse community within the hospital means that the team must be able to respond to the pastoral needs of all those who may wish to access the service. As part of the hospital team the bank chaplain will be subject to trust policies and must seek to address any equality and diversity concerns in healthcare in a non-judgemental way.

Previous experience as a hospital chaplain is desirable but not essential, as the role will include ward visitation to deliver general & specific emotional / pastoral care depending on the requests made. We invite applications from individuals who are highly motivated, knowledgeable, compassionate, diplomatic and adaptable. Candidates must be able to demonstrate and embody the three trust values of We care, We Listen & We Respect.

The Chaplaincy service is 7 days a week 365 days a year and is covered both within contracted hours and an on call rota for the full 24 hour period. As such we would be extremely appreciative if the successful candidate(s) would be available to cover the service as required.

Key skills required:
  • Accreditation / Licensing with authority to practice as a religious / belief leader
  • Degree / Diploma or equivalent in relevant theological subject & or chaplaincy training
  • Essential Role Specific Requirements
  • Specific expertise to provide spiritual / religious care
  • Ability to respond to the referrals in a timely manner and respond to the needs of the person in an empathic, supportive and non-judgemental manner
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of pastoral work
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Emotional resilience to support others during emotionally distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Knowledge of spiritual, religious and cultural care during crisis and End of Life care
  • To work indiscriminately with people of all faiths, beliefs and those with non
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries including confidentiality
  • IT skills including emails, Microsoft Word / office
  • Good standard of Literacy / English Skills
  • Effective time management
  • An understanding of own limitations and how to access help if required
  • Maintain mandatory training competency
  • Adhere to trust policy
  • Be able to travel to the trust within one hour if partaking in the on call rota
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