You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Hospital Chaplain.
Your compassion is tangible: whether your patient is 18 or 85, they feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
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.
The Hospital Chaplain PDM position requires weekends, over nights and on-call based on the department needs. This is a non-benefit eligible position.
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 community hospital, 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.
**Base wage is $28.50 when seeing patients and $14.25 when on call / inactive in the hospital**
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:
Initiate pastoral visits and respond to referrals to visit patients and/or their families.
Conduct assessment of spiritual needs of patients, residents, family members, physicians, associates and volunteers.
Assist patients and families with advance directives and end-of-life resources. Provide resources for transition, bereavement and loss.
Participate in multidisciplinary patient rounds, care conferences ethics consultations and documents, as appropriate, in patients’ electronic medical record.
Respond to crisis situations (e.g. Code Blue, trauma, death) to provide spiritual care and support.
Facilitate prayer, rituals and worship services. Offers workshops (e.g., spirituality, advance directives) as needed.
Support ongoing partnerships with community clergy.
Participate as a member of the spiritual care on-call team.
Participate in on call responsibilities as requested.
Participate in maintenance of proper administrative procedures for the department in accordance with institutional policy.
Assist with the development of the department's plan for continuous quality improvement
Participate in hospital wide committees. May lead specific committee projects and initiatives.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Bachelor’s Degree, required
Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology or related field within two (2) years of hire is required
Four units Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accredited centers, required
Board Certification by APC, NACC, NAJC, or SCA required within two years of hire. Letter of Recommendation of suitability by senior administrative leader of religious tradition (Parish, Synagogue, Conference, Elder Board, etc.), required
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.
Internal Number: 20006943
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.