You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Hospital Chaplain.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.
You’re generous with your compassion, your empathy and especially your ability to listen to others as you work with associates, patients and their families during especially challenging times.
You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Hours for this position: Chaplain PRN, on call, position. Hours are Sunday through Saturday nights 6p-8am, includes weekends and some holidays. Position may also cover day shifts as needed when regular day shift chaplains are not available, and some Sunday morning shifts to provide non-denominational worship. Most on call shifts are scheduled in advance; however, some shifts could be short notice due to changes in staff schedules.
Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. At our 234-bed Level II Trauma Center, our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. We’re especially proud of our people, who helped make us one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals according to Healthgrades.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Hospital Chaplain you need to know how to:
Respond to referrals to visit patients and/or their families. This includes conducting assessment of spiritual needs of patients, residents, family members, physicians, associates and volunteers.
Assist patients and families with advance directives and end-of-life issues. Provide resources for transition, bereavement and loss.
Participate in multidisciplinary patient rounds and care conferences.
Respond to crisis situations (e.g. Code Blue, trauma, death) to offer support. Assist patients and families with advance directives and end-of-life issues.
Facilitate prayer, rituals and worship services. Offers workshops (e.g., spirituality, advance directives) as needed.
Be available for on call; overnight and weekend shifts.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Master’s degree or equivalent, required
Board Certified Chaplain by APC, NACC or COC, preferred
Four units Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), preferably accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), preferred
At least two (2) years of experience as a Chaplain in a hospital setting, preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Hospital Chaplain on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.