Faith Community Nurse (Parish Nurse) Position Available

Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver is seeking a spiritually mature, experienced registered nurse to fill a continuing part-time (60–75%) Faith Community Nurse (formerly Parish Nurse) position. The person in this position reports directly to the Senior Pastor and works closely with the pastoral and program staff in a shared ministry relationship. The Faith Community Nurse responds to health-related concerns of parishioners through visits in homes or health care facilities to evaluate needs, provide support, facilitate the integration of faith and healing, and make referrals as needed. This nurse also coordinates health education programs, support groups, and other health-related activities in the congregation. The Faith Community Nurse works collaboratively with the Health Ministry Committee and coordinates volunteers to assist in carrying out other health ministry initiatives. Minimum qualifications include RN license, baccalaureate degree in nursing (master’s preferred), and five years of professional experience. Educational preparation and experience in parish nursing highly desirable.

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To apply, send cover letter and résumé to Lisa@augustanadenver.org. For further information, contact Joyce Thomson, Search Committee Chair djthomson@earthlink.net.

Healing and caring activities were part of Jesus’ ministry and continue to belong to the church. Across the country, faith community nurses and health ministry committees are reflecting God’s love by working in churches/communities to help people improve the health of their body, mind and spirit.

In 1991 Augustana’s Congregation Council established the Health Ministry Committee and directed its members to establish a Faith Community Nurse Program. In July 1994, a half-time, masters-prepared faith community nurse was hired to expand and implement programs for children, youth, adults and senior.

Augustana’s Health Ministry Committee collaborates with the faith community nurse to articulate the vision for health ministry and recommend strategies, resources, and activities to achieve its goals.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Faith Community Nurse Program is to foster health promotion, healing and caring in the faith community by championing wholistic Christian health and providing parish nursing services within and outside the congregation.

Alliances

Health Ministry at Augustana participates with: