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This list is provided as a service to our fellow pediatric chaplains and as a courtesy to the institutions and agencies seeking to fill those positions. Anyone interested in these positions should directly contact the institution or person listed. Postings are removed when notification is received that the position has been filled or after six months.  If you have positions you would like posted, please send an email with your request and information to James Denham (


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Position: Chaplain  
Job ID: 150274  
Location: US-TX-Houston  
Department: SPIRITUAL CARE  
Talent Area: Professional – Non-Clinical  
Full/Part Time: Full-Time  
Regular/Temporary: Regular  
Shift: 12:30pm-9:00pm  

About Texas Children’s Hospital

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 devoted to 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 country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Chaplain – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide pastoral care, spiritual counseling and guidance to the patients, families and staff of the hospital.
Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Provides leadership in performing and creating necessary ministries as required
  • Provides spiritual assessment and pastoral care to patients, families and staff
  • Interacts with the patient care team on designated units and wherever called to minister
  • Communicates necessary patient information to other team members through effective use of chart notations
  • Orients, trains and helps provide on-going education and support for volunteers, in collaboration with Volunteer Services designee


  • Master’s Degree 
  • The individual is to be ordained or certified by her/his faith group and a graduate of a fully accredited theological seminary with a Master of Divinity degree or canonically and chaplaincy certifying board acceptable equivalent
  • Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Program – completed 4 units or more
  • Board Certified Chaplain or board eligible and working towards board certification (within two years of employment)


  • Pediatric experience in a hospital setting

POST DATE: 05/31/2019

Norton Children’s Hospital currently has an opening for a full time chaplain primarily working with our NICU patients and families as well as being part of a great team of chaplains for Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY. If anyone is interested we are seeking a full time person who has Master Divinity or Theology and is Board Certified or Board Certified eligible.
You can apply at
If you are interested, I would apply within the next week, as we are beginning our interview process in the next few weeks.

Grace and Peace,
Rev. Rodney L. Craggs
Chaplain/Pediatric Oncology
Vice Chair of Ethics
Norton Children’s Hospital

POST DATE: 05/22/2019

There is a wonderful opportunity in Omaha as our wonderful Kara is moving to another adventure in Colorado. I’m attaching the link to the email, but would love to have you or anyone else consider!

Omaha is a wonderful city, and a hidden jewel of the Mid-West. It has a lot to offer in terms of arts, museums, restaurants, education, and a recession proof city for most of its history. It is a family friendly city and a haven for sports with the College World Series hosted here, Olympic trials, professional and collegiate hockey, and many other professional sports. A growing city, it would be a great place to lay down roots if you were looking for that. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is also growing, doubling in size within the next two years and our staff is expected to grow with it per our CEO, so we have a lot of exciting things going on here. Our chaplains are engaging in research, writing, and innovative practices in terms of resiliency, clinical ethics, moral distress, and patient care initiatives.  We are not afraid to try new things and we love for you to be creative. We have a fun and diverse team that practices the ministry entrusted to us TOGETHER. Our hospital loves and respects chaplaincy with a long history of trust and mutual respect across the system. You won’t find a better place to practice pediatric chaplaincy and to grow as a professional and to help the profession mature while we grow into a nationally recognized hub for healthcare, not only for the Middle of America, but the nation. I invite you to help us meet that challenge!

Rev. Dale E. Wratchford, BCC, MDiv, MHA, CMP
Department of Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
8200 Dodge Street • Omaha, NE 68114-4113
402.955.5661 • 219-575-1699
We know children •

POST DATE: 05/08/2019

Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC is looking for a full-time, bi-lingual (Spanish) Chaplain. The responsibilities will be primarily to the Spanish speaking families of our PICU and CICU.

We would like the applicant to be board certified, or board eligible, with two years of pediatric experience.

Check it out at

Rev. Kathleen Ennis-Durstine, M.Div., BCC
Senior Chaplain/Manager
Children’s National Health System
111 Michigan Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20010
fax: 202-476-3076
Ask me about Schwartz

POST DATE: 05/07/2019

Manager of Spiritual Care

Children’s Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children’s Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children’s Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.

A career at Children’s Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.

Department: Spiritual Care
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: Monday-Friday days, with occasional weekend and evening as needed.

The Manager of Spiritual Care will provide leadership for the Spiritual Care program, team, and organization and coordinate spiritual care services with family faith leaders and home faith communities when requested. The Manager of Spiritual Care will help the department work with all faiths that are represented by patients, families, and staff members, at least minimally as a consultant or community resource link.  The Manager of Spiritual Care also coordinates the Bereavement Program in collaboration with the appropriate team members.


  • a.) Neonate – <30 days
  • b.) Infancy – >30 days to 1yr
  • c.) Toddlers – >1yr to 3yrs
  • d.) Pre-Schoolers – >3yrs to 5yrs
  • e.) School age – >5yrs to 13yrs
  • f.) Adolescent – >13yrs to 18yrs
  • g.) Adult – >18yrs to 65yrs.


An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

  1. Leads spiritual care team members in providing direct patient/family care by conducting needs assessments, developing and implementing interventions, and monitoring the progress, cooperation, and acceptance of services.
  2. Evaluates performance of team members, providing continuous feedback and establishes performance metrics for spiritual care team members. Oversees discipline and performance issues; hires and fires team members. Identifies resource needs and develops recommendations for meeting needs.
  3. Supports the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures to meet the needs of children and families.
  4. Manages day-to-day operations and personnel in planning and facilitating efficient patient care services to ensure quality and customer satisfaction. (i.e program development, process improvement, and etc.).
  5. Participates in leadership activities for division, contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives; evaluates team performance.
  6. Provide spiritual care and counseling for hospital personnel as is appropriate and requested. Facilitates faith community leaders’ support and integration of service as it relates to healing for patients and families of CHCO.
  7. Defines and maintains internal processes for function; establishes customer service standards and handles operational and customer service escalations for function. Serves as a champion of enterprise-wide culture, influencing culture change to support functional objectives.
  8. Provides input into financial management activities including operational budgetary decisions and cost-containment.
  9. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with key stakeholders to improve patient outcome and increase patient safety through activity volunteer training.
  10. Serves on and leads committees and participates in or leads research or quality improvement projects
  11. Other duties as assigned
  • EDUCATION – Master of Divinity, Pastoral Counseling, Theology or related field. 
  • EXPERIENCE – Five years Clinical Pastoral Education training in a healthcare setting. Ordination in a religious community or meets ecclesiastical endorsement for health care ministry.
  • CERTIFICATION(S) – Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) eligible

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.  Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

Taffin Dusdal | Talent Acquisition Specialist | Human Resources Workforce Planning
Anschutz Medical Campus |13100 East Colfax Avenue, Suite 600| Aurora, CO 80011| Phone: 720-777-2527
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POST DATE: 04/29/2019

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is located in Fort Myers, Florida and is free-standing, a part of a 5 hospital acute care system. The 120 bed hospital contains an Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (60 bed), Pediatric Oncology Unit, and 2 Med-Surg Units. The position is for a Full-time Chaplain who will work alongside a part-time NICU Chaplain. Board certification (or eligible) is required and one year experience preferred.

Use the link below for more information:
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POST DATE: 04/11/2019

Cook Children’s Medical Center is seeking a PRN Chaplain to provide spiritual leadership for the Medical Center in the areas of pastoral care, ethics, and bereavement.  PRN Chaplains cover on-call, holidays, and occasional weekdays and weekends.  Cook Children’s recently celebrated 100 years of serving the Fort Worth community through prevention and treatment of illness, disease, and injury.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families
  • Coordinate provision of sacramental services in crisis situations
  • Coordinate notifications of patient/family support system in crisis situations
  • Provide spiritual and emotional support to hospital employees
  • Coordinate with patient/family’s home congregation to provide follow-up support
  • Provide liturgical resources for funerals and memorial services



  • Master’s degree, with significant coursework in Theology, Pastoral Care, Counseling, and Ethics
  • CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) preferred
  • Ordination, or in process, as appropriate to candidate’s faith group
  • Chaplaincy Endorsement from candidates faith group

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POST DATE: 03/22/2019

Job Description


About Us

Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 800,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

Shift Information: Day Job

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, National Association of Jewish Chaplains, or the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Certification required within two years of hire date. Experience with electronic charting, communication via pager, email, and Voalte preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products preferred.

Akron Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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POST DATE: 03/22/2019

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is seeking a compassionate, dedicated, and creative Chaplain for fulltime duty, a commitment which includes 0800-1700, Monday through Friday.  It also includes on-call duty for providing 1/3 of coverage for 24/7/365 pastoral care coverage for the hospital. This Chaplain will become part of a pastoral care team which cares for the spiritual needs of our patients, families, and staff.

A successful candidate must work well with area 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 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 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 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

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POST DATE: 03/07/2019

Position Information
Pediatric Chaplain

At Wolfson Children’s Hospital, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals in the country, our pediatric chaplains provide high-quality, comprehensive, and professional spiritual care to patients, their families, and team members.  At the only state-designated Pediatric Trauma Referral Center in Northeast Florida, our pediatric chaplains offer crisis intervention and bereavement support when needed, are integral to interdisciplinary clinical teams, provide or make provisions for sacramental services and rituals, conduct Spiritual Journey groups in behavioral health areas, and create and offer educational programs to enhance knowledge of topics such as religious and cultural sensitivity and the relationship between spirituality and mental and physical health.  Because Baptist Health is a fully-accredited and longstanding Clinical Pastoral Education site, our pediatric chaplains also oversee the work of chaplain residents and interns.    

Position: Pediatric Chaplain
Organization: Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package


  • Education: Master of Divinity degree from an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
    Completion of 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education, with 2-3 units in pediatric spiritual care preferred.
  • Required: Certified or eligible for certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, National Association of Jewish Chaplains, or recognized cognate group.
    Ecclesiastical Ordination and Endorsement by a recognized religious body.
    Demonstrated knowledge of childhood development and application to pastoral practice.
  • Experience: 1-2 years of chaplaincy in a hospital or clinical setting. Pediatric experience preferred.

Organizational Information:

Wolfson Children’s Hospital
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Contact: Kate Palmer
Phone: 904.694.4067

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POST DATE: 02/08/2019

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.

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.

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 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.

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