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Women’s & Children’s Service Line Chaplain

  • Location:Portland, ME
  • Facility:Maine Medical Center
  • Schedule – Shift – HoursFull Time – Day Shift
  • Job CategoryProfessional – Nonclinical
  • Req #: 177911


  • Position Summary


Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) at Maine Medical Center is seeking a compassionate, dedicated, and creative person for a full-time position as the Women’s & Children’s Service Line Chaplain.  This Chaplain is responsible for providing comprehensive spiritual care and support to the patients, families, and staff of BBCH. With 116 beds, including 31 Level III NICU Beds, 20 Level II Continuing Care Nursery beds and 8 PICU beds, BBCH is Maine’s premier pediatric referral hospital.  The Women’s and Children’s Service Line Chaplain also supports the spiritual needs of patients in Labor & Delivery and the Family Birth Center at BBCH.  BBCH is part of Maine Medical Center, which is Northern New England’s only Level I Trauma hospital and part of the regional MaineHealth system.  This position reports to the Director of Spiritual Care Services at Maine Medical Center.


The Women’s and Children’s Service Line Chaplain (SLC) serves as the primary provider of all spiritual care services at BBCH, including inpatients and outpatients.  This position provides spiritual care assessments and interventions; participates in interdisciplinary and medical rounds; consults with staff regarding spiritual/emotional care issues; participates in Service Line Council, task forces and committees as assigned; communicates with area clergy for coordination of care (with patient permission); and educates patients, families, staff and community members in matters related to spirituality.  The Chaplain works collaboratively with other Spiritual Care staff to carry out responsibilities of the department and provides on call or back up coverage in rotation with other permanent staff members.  This is a full-time position with competitive compensation and benefits.  The person hired for this position will be required to work onsite at the hospital location and may not work from home.


  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)


    • Education: As below.
    • License/Certifications: The SLC must be Board Certified or Certification-eligible with one of the 4 North American chaplaincy cognate groups (APC, NACC, NAJC, CASC/ACSS). Eligible candidates must achieve full certification within 2 years of hire and remain in good standing with their approving organization.  Board Certification requires a 4 year college degree, a Master’s level Theological degree (M.Div, MATS) from an ATS accredited institution or equivalent, 4 successfully completed units of Clinical Pastoral Education (at least 3 of which must be ACPE-accredited), ordination or commissioning for chaplaincy by a recognized religious or spiritual practice group, 2000 work hours as a professional chaplain, and a formal application and interview process.
    • Experience: At least 2+ years of experience working as a professional hospital chaplain is required; previous experience working as a specialty care provider for service line referenced in position summary is strongly preferred. 
    • Clinical Safety: at least 2 years of experience using accepted universal precaution measures when visiting patients who have communicable diseases including COVID-19. Compliance with all MaineHealth required vaccinations upon hire is mandatory; the state of Maine does not allow religious exemptions for health care workers.
    • Technology: at least 5 years of experience using computer software required, with skills in EPIC, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

Link to apply:  Service Line Chaplain-Spiritual Services in Portland, ME – MaineHealth Career Site (

Contact: Rev. Heather L. Weidemann, Director of Spiritual Care Services at Maine Medical Center.

The primary responsibility of a Staff Chaplain is to provide spiritual care to patients, families, visitors and staff.   Patients are seen at the bedside or in outpatient settings as assigned. Chaplains are involved in all aspects of care including but not limited to team meetings, family meetings and goals of discussions. Staff support is provided through 1:1 encounters and group gatherings in the units and other locations as needed.  Chaplains are also charged with developing and leading hospital-wide and community faith-specific and interfaith services.  A Chaplain is involved in additional duties in the department as determined by the Director.  This includes but is not limited to education, departments systems, special projects, and programs. Chaplains work as team members in accordance with the Department’s Mission and Vision Statements, following Department’s Administrative Policies and Procedures.  


  • Assessment:  The chaplain gathers and evaluates relevant data pertinent to the situation and/or bio-psycho-social-spiritual/religious health of the patient and/or family member.  
  • Delivery of Care:  The chaplain develops and implements a plan of care to promote the well-being and continuity of care of the patient and/or family member. This includes such work as visitation, performing religious rituals as requested and appropriate and such specific services as weddings and memorial services in accordance with departmental policies.  Visitation includes sharing in the department’s on-call rotation including days, nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled; and when on-call is needed on short notice for emergencies.
  • Documentation of Care:  The chaplain enters information into the patient’s medical record that is relevant to the patient’s medical, psychosocial, and spiritual/religious goals of care. The chaplain maintains daily records of chaplaincy activities in accordance with Chaplaincy data gathering tool in use. 
  • Teamwork and Collaboration:  The chaplain collaborates with interdisciplinary teams of care focusing on patients and family members.  Teamwork includes engaging in departmental staff meetings, retreats, special committees and teamwork throughout the organization by serving on hospital committees and assisting/leading organizational events. Collaboration includes working with local clergy and religious leaders and organizations. The chaplain collaborates with the CPE Supervisor in providing training and supervision of CPE students and the chaplain collaborates with the Director in providing training and supervision for departmental volunteers. The Chaplain performs other duties as required, assigned, or negotiated.
  • Ethical Practice:  The chaplain adheres to the Common Code of Ethics of the Association of Professional Chaplains and the code of ethics of the MGH organization.
  • Confidentiality:  The chaplain respects the confidentiality of information from all sources, including the patient, medical record, other team members, and family members in accordance with federal and state laws, and the policies of the organization.
  • Respect for Diversity:  The chaplain models and collaborates with the organization and its interdisciplinary team in respecting and providing culturally competent patient-centered care.
  • Care for Staff:  The chaplain provides timely and sensitive chaplaincy care to the organization’s staff via individual and group interaction.
  • Care for the Organization:  The chaplain provides chaplaincy care to the organization in ways consonant with the organization’s values and mission. This includes the planning and implementation of faith-specific and interfaith worship services.
  • Chaplain as Leader:  The chaplain provides leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession. This includes providing educational events for patients, family members and/or staff on a regular basis.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement:  The chaplain seeks and creates opportunities to enhance the quality of the chaplaincy care practice.  This includes performing other duties as required, assigned, or negotiated.
  • Research:  The chaplain practices evidence-based care including ongoing evaluation of new practices and, when appropriate, contributes to or conducts research.
  • Knowledge and Continuing Education:  The chaplain assumes responsibility for 50 hours of continued professional development per year, demonstrates a working and current knowledge of current theory and practice, and integrates such information into practice.
  • Community Liaison: Develops, implements, evaluates and maintains programs that benefit patients and families in the community.
  • Program development and management: Develops, implements, evaluates and maintains specific programs intended to enhance the spiritual care of specific patient population at high risk for spiritual distress
  • Spiritual Care Mentor: Supports and engages in the education of CPE residents.


  • Clarity of pastoral identity and role in a nonsectarian institutional setting
  • Knowledgeable about ministry to persons of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to relate theology, behavior science, and understanding of persons to help minister to patients/families in their struggles
  • 4 units of ACPE-accredited CPE units
  • MDiv (or equivalent)
  • Board-certified (or eligible and committed to pursuing board-certification within 2 years of hire)


  • A spiritual life grounded in the disciplines of prayer and reflection
  • Compassion for the sick and their families
  • Maturity and ability to function under stressful conditions
  • Resourcefulness and cooperation in relationship with others
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Fluently bilingual and bicultural strongly preferred
 EEO Statement 

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer.   By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


Primary Location

 MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus

Work Locations

MGH Main Campus 
55 Fruit Street 
 Boston 02114




 Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)


Standard Hours 40


 Day Job

Employee Status

Recruiting Department MGH Chaplaincy

Job Posting

 Mar 29, 2023


  • LocationFort Worth, TX
  • Facility Cook Children’s Medical Center
  • Department Spiritual Care
  • Schedule Full-Time – Days
  • Job Category Professional/Management
  • Work Setting Medical Center
  • Req #: 63443


The Chaplain will provide spiritual leadership for the medical center in the areas of pastoral care, ethics, and bereavement.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree with major coursework in theology and counseling.
  • 4 Units of CPE or equivalent in clinical training, or extensive pastoral leadership experience.
  • Ability to work in interfaith, multicultural environment, excellent written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills; mature judgment; good boundaries, team player.
  • Work history demonstrating strong pastoral work ethic; demonstrated willingness to go the extra step.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • One year chaplaincy experience preferred.
  • Ordination and/or Endorsement, as appropriate to candidate’s faith group
  • Bilingual Preferred


Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Ordination and/or Endorsement, as appropriate to candidate’s faith group.


Cook Children’s is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Additional Information


University Hospital in San Antonio is the major civilian level 1 trauma center for South Texas.  We get most of the trauma or complicated patients from the Rio Grande valley.  We are also the “charity” county hospital and the teaching hospital for the University of Texas medical school in San Antonio.  We are opening a new 300 Bed Women’s and  Children’s Hospital in August attached to our current 700-800 bed main hospital.

We have four chaplain positions available:  
1) Pediatric Palliative Chaplain
This would be for our pediatric and perinatal palliative care department.

2) Two general Spiritual Care chaplains who cover the rest of the patients in the hospital.  Rotating shifts           Regular Day shift


3) A general Spiritual Care PRN (usually 30 hours or under) chaplain


The staffing for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital spiritual care needs (non-Palliative) will be covered by the general Spiritual Care department that includes these general chaplain positions.   Pedi/Women’s experience a plus.


Would love to hear from you!


Chaplain Julie Rowe
  847 312 5884.

We are searching for a Workforce Chaplain – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide pastoral care, spiritual counseling, and guidance to the Texas Children’s staff and sponsoring organizations. These include consultation, training, development of programs, employee assessments and referrals, the establishment of community linkages, case monitoring, and follow-up. 

Think you’ve got what it takes? 

Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Evaluate employee needs for spiritual guidance and counseling.  Initiate or recommend programs to meet those needs 
  • Provide spiritual services in a variety of settings throughout the organization.  Arrange for group counseling, prayer meetings, and discussions 
  • Support the emotional wellness of employees through routine engagement and referral basis. Provide counsel or guidance. Will travel to other locations 
  • Provide referral service and act as a liaison for specialized assistance to employees and/or immediate family members with specific needs 
  • Administer or arrange for the sacraments and perform religious rites 
  • Provide the full continuum of crisis intervention, stress management, and grief counseling services 
  • Respond to requests for critical incident/crisis intervention services within 30 minutes of notification and follow protocol for identifying appropriateness, assessing need, and gathering information 
  • Collaborate with members of the healthcare team to identify and resolve problems.  May act as a liaison between employee, family, EAP, and hospital healthcare team during periods of crisis 
  • Perform crisis intervention and follow-up in response to traumatic incidents as needed. Coordinate team response when applicable 
  • Create and promote healing and wholeness programs including Critical Incident Response Team activities and support the specialized ministry of healthcare chaplaincy in every setting 
  • Develop links and maintain working knowledge and relationship with community resources for referral and collateral assistance.  
  • Support the work of Texas Children’s in the greater community. Represent Hospital at interfaith meetings, and community events 
  • Advocate for client and organizational needs with the provider when appropriate. Act as a liaison between employees, supervisory personnel, and referral sources 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with service providers’/community referral sources that provide affordable high-quality services to EAP clients in the spirit of cooperative assistance and continuity of care. 
  • Always protect client confidentiality, assuring that no identifying or other confidential information be overheard or read by others 


Skills & Requirements 


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption  

  • Master’s of Divinity degree or canonically acceptable equivalent through the Board Certified Chaplain Eligibility and Verification with Certification of 4 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units through internship/residency with ACPE institutions required 
  • Licenses/Certifications: Board Certified Chaplain-BCC (APC – Association of Professional Chaplain, NACC – National Association of Catholic Chaplains, NAJC – Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains, CASC/ACSS – Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association Canadienne de Soins Spirituals, AAPC – American Association of Pastoral Counselors required 
  • Ordination with a faith group required 
  • 2+ yrs of hospital chaplain experience and/or 5+ years of community experience highly preferred 

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. 

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devotedto children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the countryand a global health program that is channeling care tochildren and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliatedwith Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest,most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. 

To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.  

Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children’s without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. 

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Where compassion meets innovation and technology and our employees are family.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Please review the job information below.


Driscoll Children’s Hospital is seeking a compassionate, dedicated, and creative person for a new fulltime Chaplain position in a new NICU.  This Chaplain will become part of a pastoral care team which cares for the spiritual needs of our patients, families, and staff. This Chaplain’s main responsibility will be to begin the new ministry in this new unit.


The successful candidate must work well with clergy of all faiths and denominations; must work effectively as part of a departmental team as well as effectively collaborating with other health care professionals; shall be flexible to cover days and shifts as needed; certification by a professional certifying group such as the Association of Professional Chaplains or in the process of seeking certification which would be completed within two years of hiring.



Theological education from an accredited college or university which fulfills educational requirements for Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) in a professional certifying group such as the Association of Professional Chaplains (Master of Divinity preferred)


Ecclesiastical endorsement by a faith group


Certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains or similar national certification organization within two years of hire

Active faith community or chaplaincy experience preferred


Satisfactory completion of 4 units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) or in the process, which fulfills clinical requirements for Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) in a professional certifying group such as the Association of Professional Chaplains


Must have strong interpersonal and written/oral skills to interact effectively with patients, patient’s families, visitors, hospital and medical staff

Spanish speaking preferred

Ability to safeguard confidences


Pediatric experience preferred


Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Driscoll Children’s Hospital


At Children’s Wisconsin, we believe kids deserve the best.

Children’s Wisconsin is a nationally recognized health system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. We provide primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. Our reputation draws patients and families from around the country.

We offer a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities and are seeking individuals dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of the healthiest kids in the country. If you want to work for an organization that makes a difference for children and families, and encourages you to be at your best every day, please apply today.


Please follow this link for a closer look at what it’s like to work at Children’s Wisconsin:


Job Description

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.


This is a full-time Chaplain position, working primarily weekday and daytime hours supporting the needs of pediatric patients and their families, as well as staff within Children’s Wisconsin.




  • Comprehensive knowledge of theology and psychology of religion as normally acquired through completion of the prescribed course of study required for a Master’s 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. 

Equal Opportunity Employer


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