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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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Chaplain Manager for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

At CHRISTUS Health, our Spiritual Care Team is committed to offering spiritual care to patients, families, friends, staff and the community. This is true especially during times of illness and hospitalization. Our Chaplains are professionally board certified and clinically trained to provide ecumenical support to everyone.

At CHRISTUS Health, we believe acknowledging the human spiritual nature of our patients is a vital component of our healing ministry. A “holistic” view of patient care attends to the body, mind, and spirit. We respect the patient’s viewpoint and are sensitive to the unique spiritual needs of each person we serve. The Spiritual Care Team leads the effort to assure this aspect of care is honored. We serve all patients and families regardless of faith or affiliation. Our staff and Chaplains are always ready to offer support to the spiritual well-being of our patients and their friends and family.

Job Description: Administers religious rights or ordinances and provides moral and spiritual guidance. Visits the sick to counsel those in spiritual need and comforts the bereaved. Accredited by appropriate religion or church.

  1. Education/Skills
    • Master’s degree in divinity, theology, pastoral ministry or spirituality required (unless level of degree not required at time of chaplaincy certification)
    • Completion of a minimum of four units of clinical pastoral education

  2. Expertise
    • Minimum of one year supervised ministry in a clinical setting post certification
    • Experiences within specialty area(s), presentations to or with other clinicians preferred

  3. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
    • Certification by APC, NACC, or CPSP
    • Must be endorsed by leader of their faith community

Interested candidates may apply at:

POST DATE: 03/12/2020

Chaplain Manager for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

Riley Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric research hospital in the state, ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in eight categories of specialized healthcare for children. Through collaborations with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Children’s Hospital is one of the top 10 sites in the U.S. for pediatric health research.  We advance healthcare for children with an ongoing commitment to recruiting and training the next generation of pediatric physicians, scientists and healthcare providers.

Through our devotion to excellence we constantly seek to improve the quality of life for the children and families who come to us from all around the globe. At Riley Children’s Hospital, we expand the boundaries of today’s knowledge through education, innovation and a commitment to excellence for children everywhere.

As part of the IU Health Academic Healthcare Center the Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services is a dynamic partner in the delivery of quality care. We are proud of the diverse cohort of Staff, Fellows, Residents and Interns who provide spiritual care on a daily basis.  The Department offers all levels of CPE, a strong commitment to research and a substantial relationship with the Fairbanks Center for Ethics and the Evans Center for Spiritual Values in Healthcare.

Associate and Certified Educators and Board Certified Chaplains interested in Managing a vibrant Department of Staff and Student Chaplains apply at and scroll to the careers section on the site.  If you have additional questions, please contact L. Vern Farnum, Director of Spiritual Care at, or call 317-962-8611.

POST DATE: 01/16/2020

Chaplain Program Manager
Job ID: 62944
Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Why Work at Children’s…
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is a top-ranked hospital located in a top-ranked city.

With a regional team of more than 1,000 team members, Children’s Colorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has team members at five locations providing outpatient specialty care, emergency care, inpatient care and therapy care. Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is the first pediatric-only hospital in the region and includes the region’s only emergency department and operating rooms built just for kids and served by pediatric experts who have dedicated their lives to treating kids – and only kids – and who are directly linked to one of the country’s leading pediatric academic medical centers.

This opportunity gives you the ability to lead a diverse team of pediatric experts at one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the nation, according to US News and World Report, while living and being a part of a community that ranks “#1 Most Desirable Place to Live in the U.S.,” according to the US News and World Report.

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

Learn about Children’s Colorado and our culture:

Find out more about living and working in Colorado Springs:

Additional Information
Department: CSH Family Services
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits
Shift: Monday – Friday  8:00 – 5:00 pm
Work on call as needed

Job Overview
The Chaplain Program Manager provides supervision to team members providing spiritual care, counseling, and crisis intervention for patients, families and team members of Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO).  The Program Manager is responsible for coaching, mentoring, modeling best practices, scheduling, assigning and directing work and managing performance for direct reports.  This is a working supervisor who also performs the duties of a Chaplain to provide compassionate services to a diverse population encompassing all faiths that are represented by patients, families and team members at CHCO.


  • EDUCATION – Master of Divinity, Pastoral Counseling, Theology or related field.
  • EXPERIENCE – 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at an ACPE accredited healthcare center and two years of experience as a Chaplain in a healthcare setting. Ordination in a religious community or meets ecclesiastical endorsement for health care ministry.
  • CERTIFICATION(S) – Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) eligible
  • Pediatric Experience Preferred.


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.
  • Mentors, supports and develops staff on a daily basis, evaluates performance of team members, provides continuous feedback, addresses discipline and performance issues and hires and fires team members.
  • Supervises day-to-day activities of team members including, but not limited to, assigning and reviewing work, providing work instruction (On-the-job or formal training), identifying resource needs and time keeping administration.
  • Assists the Manager of Spiritual Care in the development of programs, policies, procedures and customer service standards to meet the spiritual care needs of patients, families and team members.
  • Monitors work of team for adherence to customer service standards and handles operational and customer service escalations for the team.
  • Assesses patients, families, and team members’ spiritual needs; assists them in using their faith in dealing with illness, trauma, stress, and loss; and documents services provided.
  • Supports team members with their resiliency and compassion development.
  • Provides crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Develops and provides educational materials and trainings as necessary.
  • Provides compassionate and responsive spiritual services in alignment with departmental and organizational objectives and strategies.
  • Performs religious rites, services, and acts as a resource for faith communities.
  • Participates in departmental committees and projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Information:


  • Guidelines: Guidelines are in the form of stated objectives for the section, unit, function, or project. Is normally the first level of full supervision in a classification series. Performs most elements of supervision over 50% of the time.  May also perform the work of front line staff as needed.
  • Complexity: Work assignment is generally unstructured and employee is responsible for assigning and supervising a variety of functions to achieve the objectives of the section, unit, or project.  Duties performed involve weighing and evaluating factors requiring judgment, analytical ability, and problem solving.
  • Decision Making: Employee is responsible for simultaneous coordination and supervision of several functions, programs, or projects in various stages of completion. Primary responsibility for arranging and directing the work of two or more employees.
  • Communications: Contacts are of a non-prescribed nature involving the negotiation and resolution of problems and where exceptional degrees of discretion, judgment, and specialized knowledge are required in carrying out the programs and policies of an organization.
  • Supervision Received: Under managerial direction, the employee has personal accountability for carrying out the work objectives of an organizational unit or section within the scope of established guidelines and the mission of the organization or department.  Employee is expected to resolve problems that arise in the normal course of the work.  Work may be discussed with higher level supervisors and reviewed for soundness of judgment and feasibility of decisions.


  • Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
  • Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good


  • Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to cold/heat: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Occasional.
  • Exposure: Exposure to dampness: Occasional.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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.


Kaitlyn Gahagen
Talent Acquisition Specialist | Colorado Springs & Pueblo Campuses
Phone: 719-305-9437 I Fax: 719-305-9729

POST DATE: 01/06/2020

Staff Chaplains provide pastoral care to patients, visitors, and team members in UnityPoint Health – Des Moines hospitals.  They provide consultation to the treatment team on the spiritual and emotional issues affecting patient care.  Chaplains offer spiritual care that enhances patient adjustment to illness and treatment, eases stress associated with hospitalization, and contributes to satisfaction of patients and visitors. This position will be dedicated to the patients, visitors, and team members at Blank Children’s Hospital. This is an ideal chaplaincy situation where a chaplain is connected to the community of the children’s hospital while also having opportunity to be a part of a larger Spiritual Care Department serving three adult hospitals and supporting a strong and well-established Clinical Pastoral Education program. Requirements include: Master of Divinity degree or a Master’s Degree in a related field. Minimum 4 units of clinical Pastoral Education. Board certification as a professional chaplain, or willingness to complete certification within 2 years of hire. Previous experience in a children’s hospital strongly preferred.

POST DATE: 10/29/2019

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the development and coordination of Pastoral Care Services for patients, families and staff at Phoenix Children`s Hospital, as well as maintaining current policies and standards for the department.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Manages the daily operations of the Pastoral Care Program by monitoring quality and effectiveness of work flow, processes, and problem resolution to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with Standards of Practice and regulatory and licensing requirements.
    • Provides Leadership, prompt problem resolution, and communicates plan of action to staff and volunteers in a timely manner.
    • Develops and supervises on call, prn, and volunteer chaplains through provision of timely feedback and use of appropriate Human Resource policies and tools to facilitate and ensure the ability of staff to achieve highest level of professional growth and desired performance standards.
    • Interviews, hires, trains and schedules staff, students, and volunteers.
    • Collaborates with volunteer services for augmentation to program.
    • Maintains hospital chapel; provides spiritual guides/literature.
  2. Program development and implementation that impact the overall spiritual needs of patients and families.
    • Researches and develops new and innovative pastoral care programs that are measurable, outcome-driven, and evidence-based.
    • Leads hospital-wide annual Memorial Service.
    • Leads hospital -wide blessing of the hands.
    • Collaborates with Child Life Zone Production for on air spiritual programs.
  3. Quality Management and Compliance
    • Designs, implements, and monitors Quality Improvement initiatives including designing new processes, collecting, measuring, and disseminating data.
    • Complies with all applicable standards and regulations.
  4. Provides care that supports diversity, through understanding of various religious beliefs and practices.
    • Assesses the religious/spiritual needs of families
    • Provides quality spiritual services.
    • Establishes rapport quickly and effectively with patients/families in order to meet specific individualized spiritual needs.
    • Maintains positive working relationships with families, employees, and community representatives.
    • Coordinates and provides religious services for hospital families.
  5. Documentation
    • Documents pertinent information concisely and thoroughly; within hospital standards.
    • Provides reports and data as requested.
  6. Maintains professional competency through regular participation in a variety of educational programs, in-services, and seminars, to ensure ongoing awareness and understanding of most current trends, methods, and issues related to spiritual interventions.
    • Provides education and support to families/staff on spiritual/ethical issues.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

POST DATE: 10/29/2019

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
Connect with Children’s Hospital Colorado |

POST DATE: 04/29/2019

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

Click here to apply:

POST DATE: 03/22/2019

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.

Last Update: 01/16/2020 - 8:49 AM

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