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Job Summary

Chaplain II – Baptist Jacksonville

We are hiring for a full-time Chaplain II at Baptist Jacksonville.

Chaplain II Job Duties:

  • Provide Pastoral Care and Counseling, religious resources, and support groups for patients, patients’ families, hospital staff, and physicians
  • Function as an active member of treatment teams
  • Respond to referrals from nurses, physicians, and local clergy
  • Assist and collaborate with pastoral care staff, residents, students, and volunteers
  • Develop efficient follow-up support plans for patients and their families.
  • This Chaplain will serve NICU, L&D, and GYN surgical unit and coordinate the Perinatal Loss and Bereavement Programs. 
  • Must be passionate about serving diverse populations and skilled at supporting families experiencing perinatal/neonatal loss.

Chaplain II Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree required
  • Doctorate Degree preferred
  • 1-2 years Ministry Experience
  • Board Certified (or Board Eligible) Chaplain (BCC)**
  • Ecclesiastical Ordination or Commissioning and Endorsement

**Education/Cert note- Ministers licensed or endorsed by a recognized denomination are qualified to serve as chaplains as ordained. In addition, applicants who are board eligible are also to be considered as board-certified under this job code

Education Required

Master’s Degree

Education Preferred



  • 1-2 years Ministry Experience

License and Certification

  • Board Certified Chaplain (BCC)
  • Ecclesiastical Ordination or Commissioning and Endorsement


Baptist Jacksonville (Downtown)
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, Florida, 32207

Location Overview

For more than 20 years, health care consumers have named Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville the “most preferred healthcare provider” in the region. As the central hub of the Baptist Health System, Baptist Jacksonville provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies, such as the robotic-assisted da Vinci™ Surgical System. Centrally located on the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is Baptist Health’s flagship tertiary-care hospital. Designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in patient care, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville has repeatedly been named among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” The hospital has also been ranked as high performing in more than 10 specialties from neurology and neurosurgery to gynecology, diabetes, endocrinology, oncology, and more.  Baptist Health also has a new Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, which is a regional epicenter for advanced treatment of strokes, aneurysms, and other brain conditions.  As one of 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is located close to sports, theater, and music venues, museums, shopping, and dining.

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Chaplaincy Research Fellowship

This post- CPE, 12-month research fellowship will educate chaplains in the fundamentals of chaplaincy research with an emphasis on the impact of religion/spirituality (r/s) on healthcare and on religiously informed, relationally skillful chaplaincy. Areas of concentration include research design, recruiting subjects, data analysis, and application of research to chaplaincy.  At the end of the fellowship the Fellows will gain hands-on experience conducting qualitative and mixed methods research on r/s, including the use of r/s in medical decision making, coping with medical issues and the overall impact of r/s on medical care. The stipend is $40,000 a year with 24 days of PTO.  The Fellowship runs from 9/6/2021 to 8/26/2022.


  • Master’s Degree(s) from a theological institution accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Degree(s) and any additional coursework must involving a minimum of 72 semester credits.
  • Ordained or licensed to function as a chaplain by denominational authority.
  • Completed or in the process of completing four units of clinical pastoral education (ACPE-CPE).
  • Articulation and integration of research literature into clinical practice. (See essay below).
  • Three letters of recommendations addressing clinical and when applicable, research practice. (For CPE residents currently enrolled in a CPE program, letters from their current CPE Supervisor(s) is advisable).
  • A copy of a Verbatim showing skills and strengths as a clinician.
  • Previous experience in conducting research desirable but not necessary.

Essay.  Write a 4-6 double space essay answering the question below.  Make sure to use APA style for your references (Essay question from Competency ITP6 of the Association of Professional Chaplains):  “Spiritual care providers integrate research literacy and may conduct research to ensure that their spiritual care is current and innovative in their practice. Using examples, demonstrate how you are utilizing current research literature in your spiritual care practice and work with interdisciplinary team members.  If applicable, what primary research have you participated in and what were the key findings?  How are you integrating your findings in your spiritual care practice?”

To learn more about this position and apply, go to:
and type 119432 in the Name or Requisition Box

For questions contact chaplain Salvador Leavitt-Alcántara at
or at 513-636-0069

Last Update: 02/23/2021 - 08:43 PM

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