Staff Chaplain - PRN (As Needed)

Sep 01, 2021
Oct 06, 2021
Full Time
The Staff Chaplain will provide Interfaith pastoral/spiritual care to patients, families, and staff in crisis situations when Hospital Staff Chaplain(s) are not available.


Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED Religious training or education equivalent to a seminary/divinity school degree; preferably at the M.Div level (to be determined by the SeniorChaplain/Manager of Pastoral and Spiritual Care.) Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education ( or equivalent in terms of training expectations and objectives (to be determined by the Senior Chaplain/Manager of Pastoral and Spiritual Care). (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (1600 hours of training under supervision), preferable by an accredited program of the Association ofClinical Pastoral Education ( or equivalent in terms of training expectation and objectives, completed satisfactorily. One year experience in pediatric chaplaincy (may be met through a clinical pastoral education residency). (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Familiarity and comfort with various faith disciplines and communities.
Skill in working respectfully in a multifaith/multicultural environment.
Skill in working collaboratively with staff to ensure patient and family needs are met.
Skill in working as a creative member of a team as well as self-supervise.
Skill in accessing, developing, and making use of various religious and cultural resources.
Ability to consult with others around complex situations.
Ability to respond to any required need within 30 minutes.

Functional Accountabilities

  • Ability to work as a cooperative member of the healthcare team through appropriate patient chart entries, use of common healthcare terminology , handwashing and other safety precautions, referrals, interdisciplinary conferences, and collegial relationships.

  • Have knowledge and skill to serve as a resource in ethical decision making.
  • Use skill to foster a spiritual dimension of care throughout the healthcare setting, consistent with appropriate accreditation standards.
  • Awareness of, and commitment to, the overall mission of the healthcare setting and the role of pastoral/spiritual care in that mission.
  • Use skill and judgment necessary to serve as a thoughtful member and spiritual/religious/cultural voice on committees within the healthcare setting and for the institution in the wider community .


  • Show adherence to, all hospital and department requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Use good stewardship of time, energy, physical, and financial resources.
  • Use skill to communicate with members of the pastoral/spiritual care team for appropriate hand-off, resolution of all needs/issues.
  • Use skill to maintain an appropriate schedule, responding to all requests in a timely manner, engaging in appropriate communication in a professional manner.
  • Use accountability to report complex situation to the Senior Chaplain/Manager and all off-shift and/or on-call situations which require follow up and demonstrate follow-through in ascertaining that follow up has occurred.
  • Participate regularly in pastoral/spiritual care staff meeting and/or on-call chaplain in-service meetings.
  • Report safety issues, conflicts, risk issues directly to the Senior Chaplain as well as to any other appropriate entity within the healthcare setting.
  • Keep a commitment to Pediatric Chaplain competencies and professional certification competencies and requirements through appropriate continuing education.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate data regularly.

Work Environment

  • Keep the environment appropriately clean.

  • Maintain files and papers in closed drawers and cabinets.
  • Share in the work of administration as appropriate.
  • Show respect for the individuals in a shared work space.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things


  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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