Chaplain Service Assistant - Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC)
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
A chaplain Service assistant extends the effectiveness of Chaplains by service Veterans and family members throughout the facilities, being aware of their needs and connecting them with a Clinical Staff Chaplain .The EMHC will provide Catholic sacraments to veterans, staff and family members under supervision of the permanent VA Roman Catholic Chaplain.
In order to qualify to be a Chaplain Service Assistant, we ask that you be confident in your own spiritual well-being, grounded in your faith perspective, able to function in a religiously pluralistic setting without imposing your views on others, able to abide by guidelines for service set out by the Chief of Chaplain Service, compassionate and patient with staff, Veterans and family members and be flexible in assignment. The EMCH will hold certification by a local Catholic Church to provide limited services for Catholics and be trained and supervised by the permanent VA Roman Catholic priest on staff. The CA Catholic Chaplain may train and certify new EMHC's under the authority of the Archdiocese of Military Services when appropriate.
Prior to being an approved EMHC you will undergo an interview with the Chief of Chaplains services here at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.
About VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
1700 North Wheeling Street (135), Voluntary Services Bldg G 1st floor, Aurora, CO 80045, US
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is a Joint Commission-accredited facility serving Veterans in eastern Colorado and parts of Kansas. The VA Medical Center is located in Denver, Colorado and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics are located in: Alamosa, Aurora, Golden, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, La Junta, and Lamar, CO. There are Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinics in Burlington and Salida, CO, an ambulatory surgical center at the Air Force Academy, a Community Living Center in Pueblo (40 beds), and along with the Department of Defense and Veteran Benefit Administration, an Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Center at Fort Carson, CO.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), part of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million Veterans. For more information, please visit http://www.va.gov/health/aboutVHA.asp