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Position Summary


At Stony Brook Medicine the Maternal/Child/Pediatric Chaplain works within the Department of Spiritual Care to meet the spiritual and religious needs of our patients, families and staff.

Duties of a chaplain may include the following but are not limited to:

• Unit rounding and patient visitation on assigned units with specific attention to staff referrals and family concerns.

• Interdisciplinary approach and support to staff members.

• Maintain awareness of hospital systems; facilitate an understanding and awareness of Chaplaincy to others.

• Leader in interfaith services, memorials, blessings and seasonal/holiday services.

• Provide support to Deshanes Muscular Dystrophy Clinic.

• Be flexible for nights/weekends/holiday coverage as needed.

• Consistent charting in EMR of patient encounters.

• Attend departmental and unit-based meetings as required.

• Participate in code coverage as a member of the chaplaincy team.


Required Qualifications

• Masters of Divinity from an ATS accredited program

• 4 units of CPE through ACPE

• At least 1 year of experience as a chaplain post completion of CPE

• Pssess ecclesiastical endorsement from the official endorsing agency of the Chaplains faith or denomination at the time of appointment and maintain such endorsement for the duration of their employment.

• Board certified or board certified within 2 years of hire through a recognized cognate group: APC, NAJC, NACC or CASC

Preferred Qualifications

• Maternal/Child/Pediatric experience

• Specialized training in Pediatrics/Ethics

• Member of Pediatric Chaplain’s Network

Special Notes: Resume/CV should be included with the online application.

Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).

If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.

• Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

• All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.

• This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

• This function/position maybe designated as \“essential.\” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:

• Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine’s Employee Health Services*

• Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.

• Successfully complete a 4 panel drug screen*

• Meet Regulatory Requirements for pre employment screenings.

• Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).

Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the University Office of Equity and Access .

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Providing compassionate care to the children, teenagers and young adults of Central Florida for more than 30 years, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is located on the downtown Orlando campus and includes 156 licensed beds for specialized care for children as well as the Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center, offering trauma care for children as the pediatric site of the Orlando Health ORMC Level One Trauma Center. State-of-the-art pediatric services are provided by a comprehensive staff that includes pediatric subspecialty physicians and a nursing team that is “Magnet” recognized for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. The hospital has earned national recognition for 11 consecutive years as a “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and designation for three consecutive years as a “Top Children’s Hospital” by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.


Position Summary

Provides spiritual and emotional care for patients, their loved ones and team members on assigned unit(s).


Essential Functions

  • Requires direct access to Protected Health Information (PHI). The PHI accessed is used for patient treatment, and healthcare operations purposes through direct contact with patients, family members, patients’ medical records/charts, computer applications, and verbal reports from healthcare providers, and interaction with various hospital interdisciplinary team members.
  • Documents interventions on the patient chart, including, but not limited to such information as referral source, spiritual assessments, interventions, and follow-up/referral plan.
  • Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary clinical team, participating in patient rounds, case reviews, ethics consultations, and advanced directive consults.
  • Provides crisis intervention and bereavement support for persons experiencing suffering, tragedy, or loss.
  • Performs requested sacramental services, applicable chapel services, and/or arranges for the provision of these services by community clergy.



Master of Divinity preferred, or equivalent theological education.

Accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools preferred or a listing in The Database of Postsecondary Institutions and Programs ( Four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education for full time, two (2) units of Clinical Pastoral Education for part-time, one (1) unit of Clinical Pastoral Education for pool. All units must be recognized by ACPE, APC, NACC, NAJC, CPSP, CPE-I, or ICPT



Ordination, licensure, or commissioning and endorsement as a chaplain by a religious body listed in the US Defense Department list of Recognized Religions.



 Active spiritual faith demonstrated.

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:  Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery, and patient care, VUMC is a community of diverse individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and where your diversity of culture, thinking, learning, and leading is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.


Monroe Carell is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, and the largest in the Southeast. We are ranked nationally in 10 specialties, offer the highest-level NICU and emergency care, and partner with experts across Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Our pioneering research and innovation in pediatric health care bring the latest treatments to our hospital and 22 regional and affiliated clinics.


STAFF CHAPLAIN (job code 3010)



Provides a ministry of spiritual and pastoral care and counseling to patients, families, and staff in crises of illness and/or trauma. Provides resources of spirituality and/or religious faith that will enhance the total program of treatment and care.


Job Description



  • Provides spiritual and pastoral care with patients and families.
  • Provides spiritual and pastoral Care to staff and faculty.
  • Actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Support the emotional wellness of employees through routine engagement.
  • Acts as Liaison to community clergy and congregations.
  • Contributes to the organization by actively participating in process improvement initiatives and shared decision making.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.




Evening position: 12:30pm-9:00pm

  • Patient populations:  Hematology/Oncology and NICU





  • Master of Divinity or acceptable equivalent degree
  • Satisfactory completion of 4 units of CPE and eligibility for Board Certification (to be obtained within 3 years of employment)
  • Ordination or in the process of ordination with a faith group
  • Denominational endorsement or in the process of denominational endorsement



  • One year experience as a pediatric chaplain

Chaplain II (Priests)-Paterson, NJ

Job ID 2023-24028 Location Paterson, New Jersey Shift Regular Full-Time



St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

Job Overview

Assists in providing for the total needs of the patients who are entrusted to his care. Their ministry is in concert with physicians, nurses, social workers and other members of the staff. The priest Chaplain provides sacramental, liturgical and pastoral ministry to patients, their families and the hospital staff.

Part – Time:
20 Hours
Per Week 
1st Shift: 8am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday
Location: Mahoning Valley – Onsite



The Staff Chaplain provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, families, and staff of varying faith traditions and no faith.



1. Provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, families, and staff of varying faith traditions and no faith.

2. Develops and leads inter-faith prayer and worship opportunities, memorial services, and rituals as deemed appropriate.

3. Provides spiritual assessment and care plan which addresses age appropriate and developmental specific needs as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

4. Provides education to identified audiences related to the spiritual needs of children and their families.

5. Participates in committees as assigned and may conduct research into the spiritual care of the sick.

6. Maintains professional integrity.

7. Other duties as required.


Other information:

Technical Expertise
1. Experience in provision of spiritual care for all age groups is required.

2. Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.

3. Experience in healthcare is preferred.

4. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.

Education and Experience
1. Education: Master of Divinity degree or related field is required. 4 units of clinical pastoral education is required with at least 2 units in a pediatric setting is preferred.

2. Certification: Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, National Association of Jewish Chaplains, or other National Chaplaincy certifying body is required within two years of hire.

3. Years of relevant experience: 0 to 2 years is preferred.

4. Years of experience supervising: None.


Part Time
FTE: 0.500000
Status: Onsite

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SJH Children’s Hospital – Spiritual Care Coordinator


BayCare Health System is currently seeking an experienced Spiritual Care Coodinator to join our outstanding and compassionate team of professionals at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is well known throughout the southeast United States as a leader in pediatric heart and cancer care. With 80 pediatric physician specialists representing 25 medical and surgical disciplines, the staff offers the care St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is known for. Parents have the confidence of knowing that the specialized pediatric services offered are further strengthened by St. Joseph’s Hospital full-service medical center, including the 24-hour Steinbrenner Emergency/Trauma Center for Children. At St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, we treat more children than any other hospital in Tampa Bay.


The Spiritual Care Coordinator is a full clinical member of the health care team and is considered the lead expert in Spiritual Care issues, knowledgeable in theology, spirituality, and pastoral care. This position will also be a member of the Pediatric Palliative Care team, providing spiritual care to patients and their families in our pediatric palliative care program.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Theology or a related field, and certification from one of the following organizations: APC (Association of Professional Chaplains), NACC (National Association of Catholic Chaplains), NAJC (National Association of Jewish Chaplains.


Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education and Ecclesiastic endorsement is required.


We offer comprehensive benefits, and a progressive, patient focused approach.  Our commitment to quality and safety along with the dedication to serve our communities is what sets BayCare apart and makes us one of the premier employers in the Tampa Bay area.


Interested applicants should apply on our website –   keyword pastoral care.

Staff Chaplain – Full time- DC  (2300022Q)
 The Staff Chaplain will provide Interfaith pastoral/spiritual care to patients, families, and staff in crisis situations when Hospital Staff Chaplain(s) are not available. 
 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED Religious training or education equivalent to a seminary/divinity school degree; preferably at the M.Div level (to be determined by the Senior
Chaplain/Manager of Pastoral and Spiritual Care.) Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral
Education ( or equivalent in terms of training expectations and objectives (to be determined by the Senior Chaplain/Manager of Pastoral
and Spiritual Care). (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (1600 hours of training under supervision), preferable by an accredited program of the Association of
Clinical Pastoral Education ( or equivalent in terms of training expectation and objectives, completed satisfactorily. One year experience in pediatric chaplaincy (may be met through a clinical pastoral education residency). (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Familiarity and comfort with various faith disciplines and communities.
Skill in working respectfully in a multifaith/multicultural environment.
Skill in working collaboratively with staff to ensure patient and family needs are met.
Skill in working as a creative member of a team as well as self-supervise.
Skill in accessing, developing, and making use of various religious and cultural resources.
Ability to consult with others around complex situations.
Ability to respond to any required need within 30 minutes.

Functional Accountabilities
  • Ability to work as a cooperative member of the healthcare team through appropriate patient chart entries, use of common healthcare terminology , handwashing and other safety precautions, referrals, interdisciplinary conferences, and collegial relationships.
  • Have knowledge and skill to serve as a resource in ethical decision making.
  • Use skill to foster a spiritual dimension of care throughout the healthcare setting, consistent with appropriate accreditation standards.
  • Awareness of, and commitment to, the overall mission of the healthcare setting and the role of pastoral/spiritual care in that mission.
  • Use skill and judgment necessary to serve as a thoughtful member and spiritual/religious/cultural voice on committees within the healthcare setting and for the institution in the wider community .
  • Show adherence to, all hospital and department requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Use good stewardship of time, energy, physical, and financial resources.
  • Use skill to communicate with members of the pastoral/spiritual care team for appropriate hand-off, resolution of all needs/issues.
  • Use skill to maintain an appropriate schedule, responding to all requests in a timely manner, engaging in appropriate communication in a professional manner.
  • Use accountability to report complex situation to the Senior Chaplain/Manager and all off-shift and/or on-call situations which require follow up and demonstrate follow-through in ascertaining that follow up has occurred.
  • Participate regularly in pastoral/spiritual care staff meeting and/or on-call chaplain in-service meetings.
  • Report safety issues, conflicts, risk issues directly to the Senior Chaplain as well as to any other appropriate entity within the healthcare setting.
  • Keep a commitment to Pediatric Chaplain competencies and professional certification competencies and requirements through appropriate continuing education.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate data regularly.
Work Environment
  • Keep the environment appropriately clean.
  • Maintain files and papers in closed drawers and cabinets.
  • Share in the work of administration as appropriate.
  • Show respect for the individuals in a shared work space.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things
  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details – practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

Sheikh Zayed Campus 
111 Michigan Avenue 
 Washington 20010


: Non-Clinical Professional


: Patient Services
Position Status: R (Regular)  FT – Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 8:30 – 5:00

Title:  Chaplain I CHAPLAINS (0000058340) 1 Job

Date:  Sep 22, 2023
Facility:  Le Bonheur (0205)


Provides spiritual care and/or counseling to patients, family members, Associates, Medical Staff, and guests associated with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.  Provides spiritual care by seeking to understand the relationship between faith, illness, and the feelings and thoughts that motivate healthy and meaningful use of each person’s beliefs and attitudes.  In keeping with this primary purpose, interprets the function of his/her role to other system personnel by word and action, to utilize available community resources for the extension of this ministry, and is an educational and consultative resource to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and the broader Mid-South community.   Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Master’s of Divinity Degree or theological studies from an accredited AATS Seminary.

Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.














Must have at least three (3) years of experience as a hospital staff chaplain. 














Must have one of the following Certifications:

  • Associations of Professional Chaplains (APC)
  • National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)
  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)


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.













  • Skill and proficiency in applying advanced concepts, principles, and professional techniques in the field of chaplaincy. 
  • Ability to listen, understand, and minister to the specific spiritual needs of persons in crisis.
  • Knowledge of community clergy relationships, sacramental ministry, and pastoral roles as acquired through three years experience in local church ministry.
  • Functional knowledge of the religious principles of major faiths.
  • Ability to work effectively with persons of diverse religious, cultural, and racial backgrounds.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides pastoral care and/or counseling to patients, family members and visitors. 
  • Provides pastoral care and/or counseling to Associates and Medical Staff.
  • Contributes to the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.
  • Provides educational resources for area churches, clergy and community organizations.
  • Demonstrates initiative in identifying opportunities for self-development and enhancement of professional competency.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • Position requires regular on-call responsibility.
  • Possible exposure to body fluids as well as hazardous and poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react in emergency situations.
  • Occasional travel to other facilities.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
  • 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.


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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