Job Description A chaplain ministering at St. Joseph Hospital has the responsibility of providing spiritual and emotional support and pastoral counsel to patients and their families who enter St. Joseph Hospital, to physicians and to employees as appropriate. Job Requirements Minimal Acceptable Job Qualifications
Licensure: Endorsement by appropriate church authority. Certification as a chaplain by the NACC (National Association of Catholic Chaplains) or APC (Association of Professional Chaplains) is preferred.
Experience: Six months’ experience in health care setting.
Have knowledge of theology and Catholic church teachings as they relate to health care ethics.
Spiritual maturity as evidenced by a processed faith system, developed prayer life and embodiment of qualities of compassion, caring acceptance, forgiveness and healing.
Pastoral counseling experience and/or classes.
Education: High School graduate with the potential for further education.
Minimum of one unit and two preferred of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPEs) from an accredited ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education) Center.
A graduate degree in theology, divinity, religious studies, religion, pastoral ministry, pastoral studies, pastoral counseling,or equivalent is preferred.
Other: Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to interact effectively with patients, visitors, staff and physicians.
General working knowledge of medical terminology.
Requires analytical and organizational skills in order to assess the needs of patients, families and employees in situations and provide appropriate spiritual and emotional care and comfort.
Must be able to participate in the night call schedule.
Must be able to report to hospital within a reasonable amount of time in a crisis when on-call.