Educational and Clinical Expectations
Educational expectations: A blend of required and self-directed opportunities for learning
- Weekly individual supervision with Manager of Chaplaincy
- Once monthly mentoring with each of the staff chaplains (Mia, Daniel, and Geila)
- Required reading [see “Bibliography”]
- Cancer 100 (8 weeks on Thursdays at noon for 1.5 hours beginning mid-September) is a class provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) for non-scientists about the scientific method, biology of cancer, experience of the cancer patient, etc.
- Periodic lectures in research ethics at FHCRC
- Occasional (as appropriate) Grand Rounds presentations at FHCRC, University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), or Children’s Hospital
- Occasional (as appropriate) Brown Bag Ethics Lunches at UWMC and Cultural Diversity lectures
- Continuing education time (5 days) and some money to offset cost provided
- Potentially be a teaching assistant for a 10 week course “Spirituality and Medicine” at the UW School of Medicine
- Potentially have medical students shadow and learn from the Fellow multiple times during the year
- Special Project at the end of the year
- Wednesday meetings
- 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month: Educational
- 3rd Wednesdays are staff meetings
- 4th Wednesdays: Open agenda and flex schedule times
- 5th Wednesdays: Meet with SCCA social workers
- Meet with numerous multi-disciplinary team members about their specialties, e.g., social work, nutrition, housing, cultural navigator, volunteer services, resource center, laboratory, radiology, Cancer Information Services, etc.
- Attention to the clinical, reflective, and spiritual dimensions of your life and work
- Evaluations: end of first trimester and end-of-year evaluations
- An allogeneic and an autologous BMT Team (inpatient and outpatient)
- General oncology clinic work and/or inpatient general oncology)
- 75% of the Fellow’s time is clinical; 25% of the time is educational. This translates into a minimum of 18 - 20 hours of direct care (patient/family/staff visits, charting, care conferences, follow-up notes). Other clinical time will be staff meetings, shuttle rides, etc.
- After hours call: Fellow will participate in the after hours on-call rotation along with four other chaplains for the SCCA
- Day call: Fellow will also be the weekday on-call chaplain when the assigned chaplain is not working that day. The responsibilities include changing the pager settings daily, receiving more emergent referrals and giving them to the appropriate SCCA chaplain, and some emergency coverage for chaplains who are out when we do not have per diem coverage.