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Jewish Chaplain
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
The Jewish staff chaplain is to provide religious and spiritual care services to patients, families, and staff at RR UCLA MC with a particular emphasis in Jewish patient/family/staff care. Offers weekly Shabbat Service as well as Jewish Holiday celebrations and resources. Participates in 24/7 chaplain on-call rotation as scheduled. Shares in other departmental responsibilities as requested. Assists in developing and maintaining relations with the Jewish community and providing emergency coverage for Rabbinic requests. Participates in ethical decision-making process with patients, families, and staff. Provides Jewish religious consultation and education of hospital staff and CPE students at both RR UCLA MC and UCLA MC, SM. Oversees and assists with Jewish volunteer program at both hospital sites.

Job Qualifications
Ordination from a CHEA-member accredited Jewish Seminary; Board Certified by and in good standing with NAJC or APC (required for career appointment), or Board Certification eligible Graduate level theological degree from CHEA-member accredited school Minimum 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the ACPE, or equivalent Minimum 3 years rabbinic experience, including hospital experienc General knowledge of religious and spiritual concerns and practices Specific knowledge of Jewish values and practices across the spectrum of observance Cross cultural sensitivity, skill, and knowledge Skill in speaking with persons of various religious, social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds so as to respond to persons in a caring compassionate way

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.