Patient Advocate - Spiritual Health Practitioner

Business Support - Other
Alberta Health Services
ALB00069908 Requisition #
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  • Classification: Patient Advocate
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: CORP RD Pastoral Care
  • Primary Location: Hanna Health Centre
  • Negotiable Location: Within Central Zone
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 15-NOV-2018
  • Date Available: 10-DEC-2018
  • Hours per Shift: 6.5
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 6
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $28.20
  • Maximum Salary: $48.45
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Masters in Theology and/or Spirituality/Religion or a clinically related field with confirmation of educational equivalency obtained from the Academic Assessment Committee of the national professional association, Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association canadienne de soins spirituels, (CASC/ACSS). 2nd Advanced Level, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) with commitment toward certification as a spiritual care practitioner, (CASC) within three years. Current Membership or Associate Membership of CASC/ACSS. Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Effective communication, problem solving, change management and organizational skills.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Minimum of two to five years relevant experience. Knowledge of and skills to address the needs of people encountering crisis, disability, loss, bereavement and end of life care. Engages in self-reflective practice, and assesses the impact of one’s own spirituality, beliefs, values, assumptions, and power dynamics in relationship with clients. Continues to develop and maintain personal and professional growth, awareness and self-understanding. Critical thinking and application of principles of evidence based practice. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to collaborate respectfully and work effectively with various spiritual, religious, cultural groups, and all levels of staff. Ability to foster interdisciplinary capacity for spiritual screening. Ability to work in a professional manner and promote a holistic perspective to care. Requires an understanding of systems thinking – the ability to think about components of a system in the context of relationships with each other and with other systems. Demonstrated skills in reflective and collaborative practice, active listening, negotiation, advocacy, and conflict resolution. Demonstrated knowledge of community resources and ability to establish external partnerships.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of relevant spiritual health care experience as a certified spiritual care practitioner is preferred. Broad understanding of AHS and health care issues and site(s)’ patient service delivery models and systems is an asset. Enhanced professional leadership skills to foster interdisciplinary capacity for spiritual screening, history taking, and spiritual care support is preferred. Working knowledge of MS Office, Outlook, and Internet is an asset.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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