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City Vision University Professor Vitae: Edna R. Quiros

Edna R. Quiros

 

EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS & AFFILIATIONS

Center for Spirituality and Lay Ministry (Sacred University)
Certificate in Spiritual Direction since (2009)

Masters of Divinity
New York Theological Seminary, NY (Graduation:  1995)

Bachelor of Theology
Spanish Eastern District of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Bronx – Branch of Latin American Theological Seminary of LA Fuente, CA
(Graduation:  1987)

Manhattan Community College/New York University, New York (1979-1984)
Attended in pursuit of B.A. Degree
Major in:  Psychology, Business Administration and Computer Technology

 

CREDENTIALS

Association of Professional Chaplains
Board Certified Chaplain – 2004

Health Care Chaplaincy, NY   (1997-2001)
Completed four units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education)

Assemblies of God General Council – Spanish Eastern
Ordained Minister

Assemblies of God General Council/ Commission on Chaplains
Endorsed Chaplain – Counseling/Occupational/Health Care/Hospice

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE CARE – MIAMI DADE                                            2005-Present

Hospice Chaplain

Responsibilities include: 

  • Conducting assessments on patients and their families
  • Determining their spiritual and emotional need(s)
  • Offering support that meets their needs
  • Updating the hospice team on patient status
  • Documenting all care according to policy
  • Preparing and conducting memorial services/funeral services
  • Providing emotional support to the hospice team
  • Attend death visits and follow-up required protocol
  • Bereavement follow-up calls and bereavement visits as needed
  • Mentoring CPE Students

Services are provided to predominantly adult and geriatric patients in nursing homes, but also responsible to visit patients in the hospital settings, and at the home setting. The focus is to work within a multi-disciplinary hospice team to provide pastoral/spiritual care to hospice patients in nursing homes. Also participates on call services, provides spiritual support to the hospice staff, and submit paperwork in a timely manner.   


SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT OF ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BIBLE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE –

Teacher                                                                                                                    2005-2008

Responsibilities included: 

  • Prepared course plans and materials
  • Monitored progress and attendance
  • Advised Students
  • Recorded grades and submitted reports

 

LATINO PASTORAL ACTION CENTER/NY                                                2002 - 2005

Corporate Chaplain/Assistant Director

Responsibilities included: 

  • Provided spiritual direction and care to over 80 staff, whose work it was to do short-term counseling to post 9/11 New York City residents
  • Supervise eight team leaders who were responsible for their teams in each of the five boroughs in NY
  • Developed and implemented a plan for spiritual development/spiritual care to client and approximately 54 staff members 
  • Facilitated spiritual care groups
  • Provided individual spiritual care/spiritual direction to both clients and staff

VISION URBANA INC. NY                                                                                         2000-2002

Community Chaplain/Program Director

Responsibilities included: 

  • To Provide supportive counseling to clients on both an individual basis and in conjunction with their families
  • Performed home visits to provide support and to connect individual with resources
  • Collaborated with community/faith-based organizations, which included:  schools, foster care, community and hospitals
  • Supervised the day-to-day functions of the programming

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NYC – EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM            1993-2000

Regional Director

Responsibilities included: 

  • Starting and putting into operation the Queens Regional Office in Queens
  • Develop  office and tracking systems, procedures, policies according to New York State Regulations
  • Manage the total staff of 34
  • Implemented the Early Intervention Regulations
  • Convey and provided technical assistance to provider agencies/hospital
  • Organized various committees/networking meetings to address issues and training to provider community

 

SPANISH EASTERN DISTRICT OF ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BIBLE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE –

Teacher                                                                                                                    1990-1993

Responsibilities included: 

  • Prepared course plans and materials
  • Monitored progress and attendance
  • Advised Students
  • Recorded grades and submitted reports