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Provides spiritual care to patients/families and staff as requested and acts as a liaison between patients, families and community clergy. Provides spiritual care to patients/families on all units especially oncology and critical care.

Requires comprehensive knowledge of theology and psychology of religion as normally acquired through completion of the prescribed course of study required for a Masters degree in Divinity, Theology or Pastoral Studies (ATS accredited); four units of CPE; denominational endorsement; APC/ NACC/ NAJC certified or eligible for certification within two years. Two to three years experience preferred.

This day-time position will be responsible for covering several primary areas including Critical Care and Oncology Services. Members of the Spiritual Care team require strong interpersonal skills and flexibility in coverage and staffing.

Please apply online a and reference job id 29905

Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Some on/call, could include weekends/holidays.

Position Summary:

  • Provide spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and staff of varying denominations and faiths. 
  • Develop and lead inter-faith prayer and worship opportunities, memorial services, and rituals as deemed appropriate. 
  • Provide spiritual assessment and care plan which addresses age appropriate and developmental specific needs as a member of the interdisciplinary team. 
  • Provide education to identified audiences related to the spiritual needs of children and their families. 
  • Participate in committees as assigned and may conduct research into the spiritual care of the sick.


  • Master’s degree in theological studies (which includes 72 semester credit hours or 108 quarter credits) from an institution accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent from an accredited theological school. 
  • Minimum of four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education from an accredited center, of which at least three (3) must have an emphasis in pediatric pastoral care or equivalent hospital pediatric experience.  This equates to a minimum of one (1) year experience required.
  • Certified or eligible for certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains or National Association of Jewish Chaplains.  Certification required within two years of hire date.

Requisition Number: 239908


The Riley Hospital for Children Chaplain Manager position is essential for the management of spiritual care needs of patients, their families and team members affected deeply by their work caring for ill and injured children. The Chaplain Manager should participate in leadership opportunities, and may provide ongoing spiritual care to other leaders in the hospital. The Chaplain Manager should be an expert or developing expertise in pediatric spiritual care, and should have abilities related to trauma, oncology, cardiology, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, and palliative care spiritual care in order to supervise the spiritual care being offered throughout the hospital.

This position exists to provide management of the work of chaplains in designated the organization facilities. Supervises the performance of chaplains and or chaplain educators, residents, and interns assigned to spiritual care ministry at a particular campus. Recruits, hires, evaluates, disciplines and terminates staff when necessary. Participates in facility based management meetings. Rounds regularly on clinical and operational managers, directors and some vice presidents, offering spiritual, emotional and cultural care, as well as consulting about the needs of the particular clinical unit, department or facility. Participates in budget development and assists in maintaining budget allowances at appropriate levels. Audits length of stay visits, timely responses to Cerner referrals, maintains 24/7 chaplain on call coverage schedule, assesses standard documentation practices. Completes CMs for chaplains assigned. Participates in departmental Management Team meetings, and collaborates to provide coordination at other facilities as needed. Provides pastoral care to patients, their support persons and to the organization staff. The incumbent may also provide educational services to students. This position reports directly to the Director of the department and will be the primary departmental liaison with the Chief Administrative Officer of the facility.

Qualifications / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Requires the minimum of a Masters of Divinity or equivalent and meets the certification requirements of APC or NACC within 2 years of data of hire.
  • Requires ability in budgetary practices, recruitment, hiring, evaluation and contribution management.
  • Able to inspire confidence and trust.
  • Requires affiliation endorsement and/or ordination in a religious community.
  • Requires knowledge of diverse religious traditions and the ability to minister to persons with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
  • Requires quality patient care; communication and crisis intervention skills.
  • Requires knowledge in fields of theology and ethics in health care and behavioral sciences.
  • Requires effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Requires knowledge of the action/reflection model of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Requires knowledge of good educational practices; assessment of needs and implementation of programs of education.
  • Leadership skills are essential.
  • Willingness to participate in accountability and transparency measures.


Riley Hospital at Indiana University Health Get Directions


Chaplaincy – Riley 109124


Full Time



Date: Aug 28, 2018

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Responsible for directing the Faith & Health program as a key member of the facility’s leadership team. Provides consultation to hospital leadership and MLH system regarding health and spiritual care issues.  Directs and implements the integrated Faith & Health Division strategic plan and goals. Provides oversight, guidance, and direct pastoral and spiritual care to patients, family members, associates, physicians, volunteers and others according to the standards of the Association for Professional Chaplains. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.



  • Ordination, licensing, or commissioning by one’s faith group and ecclesiastical endorsement (or eligible for endorsement) by a recognized faith group for ministry as a Chaplain in a healthcare setting.
  • Ability to listen, understand, and minister to the specific spiritual needs of persons in crisis.
  • Knowledge of congregational and denominational structures.
  • Knowledge of community health resources.
  • Administrative skill and experience in supervising staff.
  • Functional knowledge of the religious principles of major faiths.
  • Ability to work effectively with persons of diverse religious, cultural, and racial backgrounds.
  • Ability to function as an integrated member of site leadership team.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as a key member of the facility leadership team responsible for directing the Faith & Health program. Provides consultation to hospital leadership and MLH system regarding health and spiritual care issues.
  • Provides oversight, guidance, and direct pastoral and spiritual care to patients, family members, associates, physicians, volunteers and others according to the standards of the Association for Professional Chaplains.
  • Directs the activities of Chaplains and other Associates as assigned; monitors performance and clarifies work expectations, clinical assignments, and assists with goal setting; promotes cooperation among individuals and groups. 
  • Develops and implements processes through recruitment, orientation, training, education, and evaluation to ensure that the competence of all staff members is assessed, maintained, improved and demonstrated throughout their employment.
  • Participates in the recruitment of candidates for placement in the Clinical Pastoral Education program.
  • Prepares capital and expense budgets and demonstrates fiscal accountability for department resources including human resources, equipment, and supplies.  Ensures area of responsibility achieves outcomes within allocated resources.
  • Enhances and strengthens working relationships between the Congregational Health Network (CHN) and MLH Spiritual Care Services.
  • Coordinates and provides educational resources for area churches, clergy, and community organizations.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work – exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.
  • Possible exposure to body fluids, infectious diseases, as well as hazardous and poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react in emergency situations.
  • Occasional travel to other facilities.



Job ID: 54809


Heart Center Staff Chaplain/System Bereavement Coordinator

Provide spiritual leadership, care, nurture and support for patients, family members, physicians and hospital staff across the continuum in the Heart Center. Build relationships and foster collaboration across disciplines to provide the optimum patient and family care experience. Plan, facilitate and implement programmatic strategies to increase and sustain employee job satisfaction. Provide program leadership for hospital bereavement program including work on the bereavement committee.


Job Specific Responsibilities:

– Spiritual care and nurture

1) Provide spiritual care and nurture for patients, family members,physicians and hospital staff across the continuum in the Heart Center

2) Orient pastoral care residents and interns to the Heart Center

3) Develop staff care initiatives to proactively assist staff with work stressors.

– Bereavement Care

1) Provide leadership for the hospital bereavement program through the bereavement committee.  

– Other

1) Provide didactic presentations for CPE program, other departments and interested community organizations as directed by the Director of Pastoral Care


– Minimum 2-3 years of Chaplain experience in a pediatric setting

– Spanish speaking is preferred but not required


– Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience

– Master of Divinity or equivalent

– Certification as a professional chaplain


Job FamilyProfessional & Management
ExpertiseSupport Services – Pastoral Care
Job TypeFull Time
LocationDallas, Texas

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