Chaplain Job Description

Chaplain Job Description

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Chaplain provides pastoral care and counseling, to include the full range of sacraments and rituals of the religious community.

Chaplain Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

This position is open for all religious faiths to apply
The candidate must provide duties in an impartial manner to support all religions represented within the prison’s population
Other duties assigned to this position
Provide patient and/or family visitation and support as needed or as requested by patients, family members or staff in all departments of CHI St
Participate as an integral member of the patient care teams throughout the organization to provide individualized patient care including but not limited to conducting emotional and spiritual needs assessments and creating and following-up on responses to those needs , in relation to the rest of the patient care team, insuring that holistic person-centered care is offered in the overall care plan of the patient and their support
Provide the lead oversight and monitoring of the whole advance care planning process in the hospital setting
Provide leadership to the Medical Ethics Committee
Serve as the spiritual leader of St
Represent CHI St
Establish positive working relationship with all members of the health team with the volunteers

Chaplain Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Chaplain

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPE, ACPE, NACC, AMHC, AAPC, AAMFT, APC, BCC, YMCA

Education for Chaplain

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the chaplain job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Divinity, Education, Theology, Master of Divinity, Graduate, Counseling, Seminary, Religion, Biblical Studies, School of Theology

Skills for Chaplain

Desired skills for chaplain include:

Principles
Counseling and interviewing techniques
Methods
Theological theories
Administering sacraments
Practices of counseling
Principles and methods of conducting religious services
Teaching religions studies
Philosophies and systems
Microsoft Office programs

Desired experience for chaplain includes:

Ability to provide ministry in high stress environment
Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or related area preferred
2 units of CPE
One year residency preferred
Master’s degree, Doctorate preferred in Theology, Preaching, Biblical Studies, Christian Ed
Qualified candidates must have Ordination or Commission to function in a ministry of pastoral care and has received the endorsement of and is in good standing with his/her body of faith

Chaplain Examples

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Chaplain Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a chaplain. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for chaplain
  • Communicate with patients, families and members of the health care team in an effort to enhance dignity, autonomy and self-respect sense of hope and spiritual well being
  • Cooperate with other disciplines, units and programs as an active member of the care team
  • Network and collaborate with appropriate community groups, such as parishes and other health agencies, in order to assure the continuity of spiritual care throughout the health-illness cycle
  • Provide spiritual and emotional support, guidance, and crisis intervention to patients, their families, guests, volunteers, caregivers, and physicians
  • Partake in ethical decision-making, document care and interact with patients and their families
  • Provide services as part of an on-call rotation for both Willamette Falls and Milwaukie Hospitals
  • Articulate, interpret and assess the meaning of spiritual care in the context of health and illness, and advocate for its effective inclusion in the health care we provide by caring for the whole person, mind, body and spirit
  • Collaborate with other disciplines, units and programs as an active and integral member of the care team
  • Network and collaborate with appropriate community groups, such as faith communities, parishes and other health agencies, in order to assure the continuity of spiritual care throughout the health-illness cycle
  • Patient visitations with specific attention to staff referrals and family concerns
Qualifications for chaplain
  • Master’s or Professional Degree
  • Knowledge of basic software applications
  • Ordination as a Catholic priest in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church is required
  • Provide documentation of current ecclesiastical endorsement/good standing by a major religious affiliation for specialized ministry in accordance with his or her faith tradition
  • Ordained, Licensed, Commissioned or Consecrated Minister (or in process)
  • 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education/CPE
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Chaplain Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a chaplain. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chaplain
  • Maintain awareness of hospital systems
  • Leader of prayer
  • Provide liturgical support for religious services
  • Night/Weekend/Holiday coverage may be required
  • Oversee management and initiatives for both pastoral bedside services the CPE program
  • Respond promptly to all emergencies or urgent requests
  • Serve as a liaison between families and clinical staff
  • Provide pastoral presence and pastoral emotional support to staff experiencing personal crises and makes appropriate referrals to EAP
  • Create and conduct rituals and prayer services including those of a memorial or interfaith nature
  • Design, implement, conduct, and assess a variety of spiritual care programs across the continuum of care
Qualifications for chaplain
  • Five years of pastoral experience preferred - two in a clinical setting
  • Member in good standing in ACPE, NACC, NAJC, APC or CPSP
  • Board Certified or in process of being certified, is preferred
  • SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE WITHIN A CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIRED
  • Master of Divinity (or equivalent) completed and Minimum of four units of CPE
  • Denominational or ecclesiastical endorsement
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Chaplain Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a chaplain. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for chaplain
  • Complete spiritual assessment within 24 hours of contact with the assigned patients
  • Conducts religious services and provides spiritual guidance for the Roman Catholic residents
  • Establishes periods of worship
  • Counsels individual Roman Catholic residents on spiritual and emotional problems
  • Conducts pastoral calling on the Roman Catholic residents in order to develop relationships with residents
  • Pays particular attention to Roman Catholic residents suffering emotional crises, the critically ill and dying, and newly admitted residents in need of support
  • Conducts religious education program to benefit the Roman Catholic residents through organizing such activities as classes, group discussions and forums
  • Works closely with medical, nursing and rehabilitation staff to further Roman Catholic resident progress
  • Consults with other chaplains and administration in order to coordinate the religious program and its relationship to the overall functions of the facility
  • Maintains records of religious activities
Qualifications for chaplain
  • 1 year experience as a resident in Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Certified or eligible for certification as a chaplain by the APC, NACC or the NAJC
  • Board certification must be obtained within 3 years
  • Experience with Word, Excel and email
  • Two years experience, hospice bereavement counseling experience desirable
  • Must have the ability to address spiritual care issues and concerns to all religious faiths
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Chaplain Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of chaplain. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for chaplain
  • Care for patients and families in the hospital
  • Provide compassionate support for hospice or palliative care patients and their family members
  • Provide compassionate support for patients and their family members
  • Assist in distribution of Communion to patients according to denominational status
  • Celebrate or facilitate the sacraments as appropriate
  • Demonstrates and reflects a commitment to the mission and core values of Mercy Hospital including reverence for each person, community, justice, commitment to those who are poor, stewardship, courage and integrity
  • Engage in flexible work hours and share on-call responsibilities according to departmental guidelines and clerical status
  • Keep records, document, and submit reports as required
  • Participate in continuing education, departmental staff meetings, hospital committees and patient conferences to enhance the continuity of care
  • Participate in presiding and preaching at Eucharistic liturgies and/or ecumenical worship services, as appropriate
Qualifications for chaplain
  • Ability to work within the Interdisciplinary Team required
  • Skill in decision-making, planning, development and administration required
  • Ability to counsel patients and families and assist local clergy in rendering pastoral care
  • A positive, compassionate and empathetic approach with patients and families
  • Bachelor’s degree in Theology required
  • A minimum of 1 unit of CPE training or other relevant experience within an accredited program required
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Chaplain Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of chaplain. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for chaplain
  • Provide spiritual support to patients and/or families in crisis families of critical or deceased patients
  • Actively participate in committee assignments
  • Participate in designated committee work and in service education programs to advocate the team approach in meeting patient needs and to promote holistic medicine concepts
  • Participate on multidisciplinary team care of patients
  • Provide pastoral care to the patients, families and members of the health care team
  • Provide pre-operative visits to in-hospital patients
  • Provide religious services/sacraments for patients
  • Round daily in the assigned hospital units, direct contact with patients, their families and staff
  • Share the on-call responsibilities with other members of the Department of Pastoral Care
  • Provides spiritual care and support to patients, families, and staff and performs or arranges for religious services to meet patient needs
Qualifications for chaplain
  • 3 years pastoral experience is preferred
  • Ordination and/or ecclesiastical endorsement from a particular denominational affiliation required
  • Certified or certification-eligible by a national pastoral care or counseling certification body preferred
  • One (1) year minimum of previous pastoral experience
  • Possesses a vision of ministry consistent with the philosophy adopted by St
  • Open to and supportive of a wide range of spiritualities

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