Chaplain Resident resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Passionate and self-driven chaplain, pastor and teacher with 33+ years experience possessing caring heart for supporting individuals in self-discovery of their spirituality. Ability to provide connection and rapport with others through reflective listening and comforting presence in traumatic situations. Recognition of and advocate for implementing the awareness of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical setting to provide outstanding care for every patient.

  • Crisis intervention and management
  • Reflective listening
  • Spiritual nurturing
  • Palliative care
  • Oral and written communication
  • Relationship building
  • Team development
  • Entrepreneurialism
Work History
Chaplain Resident, 09/2020 - Current
Allina Health Systems Faribault, MN,
  • Provide spiritual and emotional care to patients, families and staff in 645-bed Level One Trauma Hospital in Thoracic Cardiovascular Unit and post-operative unit.
  • Manage spiritual care requests and chaplain consults from Interdisciplinary Care Team by collaboratively evaluating to determine best patient care outcomes.
  • Facilitate empathic care through active listening.
  • Support patients and families during stressful times requiring difficult medical decisions regarding care and quality of life.
  • Implement Spiritual Distress Assessment Tool (SDAT) as part of Palliative Care practice.
  • Lead and participate in interfaith worship services for hospital population offering sacraments as requested.
  • Chart patient interactions accurately and thoroughly in EPIC data system.
  • Work with diverse patient/staff community from various ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds and identities.
  • Support all units of UVAHS when serving weekly 24-hour first and second on-call shifts.
Chaplain, 11/2019 - Current
Banner Health Phoenix, AZ,
  • Supply spiritual and emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families at hospital, nursing home and private home settings covering 30 mile radius.
  • Assess spiritual needs of patient and develop Spiritual Care Plan by facilitating meaningful conversations and active listening to identify needs and current sources of support.
  • Participate in Interdisciplinary Care Team meetings to coordinate and ensure best patient care outcomes.
  • Act as liaison between patient and outside spiritual community to advise on patient's desire for support and involvement.
  • Perform on-call duties and responsibilities associated with patient care by responding to crises and emotional matters with empathy and compassion.
  • Provide bereavement support to families experiencing grief and loss.
  • Plan and administer funeral, memorial and celebration-of-life services as part of bereavement plan.
  • Offer caring support to staff and co-workers in process of grief.
Postal Support Employee, 02/2019 - 10/2020
United States Postal Service City, STATE,
  • Managed postal office serving 1,600+ residents of greater Floyd County area.
  • Released registered and special delivery letters and packages to designated recipients and obtained signatures for release.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional customer service offering best options for products and services.
  • Reconciled daily financial records with accuracy and integrity.
Founding Pastor, 01/1XXX - 02/2019
New River Valley Community Church City, STATE,
  • Implemented entrepreneurial gifting into master plan and vision by founding church with 11 charter members growing to 420 members in five years.
  • Prepared and delivered weekly sermons addressing unique needs of congregation and community, prepared topical teaching sessions to implement spiritual development and led small groups geared toward personal growth and outreach.
  • Motivated, equipped and nurtured congregation through relationship, mentoring and personal development training.
  • Provided organizational leadership and management in all areas of ministry including worship, community outreach, congregational care and finances.
  • Established and directed structured budget process, capital building campaign and annual budget of $240,000 to expand community impact, ministry scope and facilities maintenance.
  • Provided spiritual care and crisis intervention through visitation and personal interaction with members and community during times of trauma, conflict, bereavement and challenge.
  • Managed 9 person staff, 5 Elders, and average of 30 volunteers weekly by providing support and leadership training to equip for service and program areas.
Master of Divinity: Biblical Languages, Expected in 05/1993
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - Fort Worth, TX
Bachelor of Arts: Religion, Expected in 05/1990
Southern Wesleyan University - Central, SC
Associate of Arts: General Studies, Expected in 05/1984
Anderson University - Anderson, SC,
Additional Information

Clinical Pastoral Education - Completion of 4 units - Aug 2021

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School Attended

  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • Anderson University

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  • Chaplain
  • Postal Support Employee
  • Founding Pastor


  • Master of Divinity
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