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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

This position provides comprehensive spiritual care to patients of all ages and their families. Services include but are not limited to, individual counsel related to spiritual matters, family support, and prayer. Assistance with grief and end of life care, including assisting with Advanced Care Planning. Lead religious ceremonies of worship and ritual. Documents care and counseling provided and participates in meetings and educational programs. These services are provided on an on-going basis as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  This position serves St. Mary’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital and provides coverage in adult neurotrauma and pediatric intensive care units.

QUALIFICATIONS (minimum requirements)

Education and/or years experience required:

  • Master of Divinity or Master of Theology Degree.
    • Completion of a minimum of 3 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) with a 4thunit to be completed within one year of date of hire.
    • Catholic Chaplains and Priests require endorsement/approval from the local diocese. Chaplains from other faith traditions/denominations need to provide letter of endorsement from their denomination.

Essentia Health offers competitive salary and benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, flex spending accounts, retirement plans, paid time off, and continuing education including tuition reimbursement.

To apply to this opportunity or others available at Essentia Health,

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Our Values

Quality          Hospitality          Respect          Joy          Justice          Stewardship          Teamwork

Our Mission
We are called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

Essentia Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, culture, disability (physical or mental), ethnicity, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, language, local Human Rights Commission activity, national origin, military service, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or public assistance status.

Contract Chaplain (20 hrs) at Spring Grove, Catonsville, MD
Dennis Dupont -MDH-

The state will start a search for a 20 hour per week Contract chaplain after labor day, for my hospital (Spring Grove, Catonsville, Maryland). We are looking Mdiv (with 1 year CPE, MA (in sprituality), pastoral counseling or equivalent.

Prefer experience in psychiatric setting, preferably with acute chronic patients or experience that will transfer to this setting.

Carroll Hospital, Westminster, Md seek a PRN/part-time chaplain, to help cover on-call, and occasional weekdays and weekends. The successful candidate will be an accredited seminary graduate, clergy/layperson, has ecclesiastical endorsement, with experience in an acute care hospital, ACPE- CPE in their background, preferably APC board certified, available to work a flexible schedule of approximately 16 to 20 hours a week plus on call as needed. Must have experience with electronic medical records and knowledge of Joint Commission expectations. Ideal for persons seeking part-time work in hospital ministry. Application by logging onto the hospital website. Questions may be directed to recruiter Aimee Lambing at 410-871-7072. Reports to department manager. Open til filled.

Chaplain Women and Pediatrics

1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA
Professional Non-Clinical
Full Time 40 hours, Multiple Shifts, variable shift and hours
Posted 09/21/2018
Req # 4164

Imagine a career at one of the nation’s most advanced health networks.
Be part of an exceptional health care experience. Join the inspired, passionate team at Lehigh Valley Health Network, a nationally recognized, forward-thinking organization offering plenty of opportunity to do great work.
LVHN has been ranked among the “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years. We’re a Magnet(tm) Hospital, having been honored four times with the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono each received an ‘A’ grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2018, the highest grade in patient safety. These recognitions highlight LVHN’s commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology with an unrelenting focus on delivering the best health care possible every day.
Whether you’re considering your next career move or your first, you should consider Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Chaplain Maternal Fetal Medicine
Job Summary: Assures spiritual care and assessment is provided through appropriate intervention and referral of patients, families, significant others, and staff. Complies with and supports hospital and clinical services philosophy, policies, procedures, and protocols. Cultivates relationships with community clergy and faith group in their ministry to persons in Lehigh Valley Health Network. Serves as liaison between hospital staff and the Pastoral/Spiritual Care Department. Participates in the education program of the department.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in a theologically related field . Documented completion of Clinical Pastoral Education residency. 2 yrs experinece in Women and Children’s medicine, “Resolve Through Sharing”. 

One year serving faith community or previous hospital experience, including the 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education

Have or working on the specialized certification of area of expertise, I.E. women and children spiritual care, palliative care, trauma care. Skilled in working with patients and families in crisis.

Preferred Qualifications: Three-year Master of Divinity degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning. Residency in Clinical Pastoral Education

2 years Hospital experience beyond Clinical Pastoral Education Residency

Specialty certification in area of expertise, and one year of experience.

Licensure and Certifications: Faith Group endorsement; ordination / commissioning Board Certification by a national chaplain’s organization recognized by the Counsel on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS). Those not board certified will be members in a COMISS organization and actively making progress in pursuit of fulfilling board certification requirements within two years of date of employment.;XXX Must possess and maintain current driver’s license. Must provide same upon request. Must possess and maintain personal automobile insurance at PA State minimums. Must provide proof upon request.;Child Abuse and FBI clearances as required by DPW licensing.

Influenza vaccination is required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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Chaplaincy Services
Full-Time w/ Call
Job Details

General Summary:

The Chaplaincy Services Supervisor reports to department leadership and is responsible for the coordination and direction of spiritual care services provided to patients, families, and staff through visitation, spiritual assessment, crisis intervention, ethics consultation, group work, bereavement support, and follow up.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and administers the effective operation management of chaplaincy services and programs.
  • Coordinates and directs spiritual care services to patients, families, and staff.
  • Utilizes a variety of religious and spiritual resources to access and meet spiritual needs of a diverse patient population.
  • Serves as a resource to staff on the appropriate assessment of spiritual needs.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to provide holistic care to bereaved.
  • Offers rituals of comfort when requested, which may include prayer and baptism/dedication.
  • Serves as a resource for patients, families, and staff reflecting on ethical issues.
  • Performs other duties as directed by management.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Board Certified Chaplain
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:  
  • Theological education with Master of Divinity degree or equivalent required.
  • Minimum three years of experience as a board certified chaplain required.
  • Psychiatric chaplaincy training and experience preferred.
  • Professional knowledge of areas of responsibility in order to assist in the planning and implementation of department activities.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to assign work to subordinates.
  • Ability to work as a multidisciplinary team member.

Job Title: Manager Spiritual Care
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Why join our world-class team?

Because at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, we’re committed to providing superior pediatric care with the most advanced innovations in medical technology, where we offer cutting-edge research, education for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals; and a family-friendly environment.

Some amazing kids are counting on you!

Manager Spiritual Care
In this key role, the selected professional we seek will be responsible for coordinating the hospital’s commitment to maintaining effective spiritual care services that support patients, families and staff. This professional will develop and enhance the skills of chaplains through assessment and training; supervise a team of seven full-time chaplains and a pool of contingency chaplains; work collaboratively and effectively as a team member on multiple teams; and lead critical care incident support team for hospital staff.


  • Master of Divinity or other graduate pastoral care or religion degree or equivalent; four quarters of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent.
  • Endorsement for ministry by religious group with which chaplain is affiliated (e.g., ordination, denominational endorsement); Board Certification by professional chaplains’ endorsing body (recognized by COMISS).
  • Spiritual care experience in acute care setting. Pediatric experience preferred.
  • Clinical supervision and project management experience required.
  • Ability to think proactively, act creatively, and take initiative.
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Interest in chaplaincy research.

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
To learn more about us and apply, please search Req ID: 2018-7024 and visit:

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