Management & Supervision
Chaplaincy Services
Full Time
Salary Range
$43.16 - $64.74 / hour
8 Hour Shift*
Rancho Mirage,
CA 92270
Job #

* For 10 hour and 12 hour shifts this is the average hourly rate which includes overtime when a non-exempt employee works over 8 hours.

  • Job Description: A brief statement of the position, including the general job duties.
    • Develop, promote, and implement a full continuum of spiritual care services and resources in a manner that will benefit all patients, their families, and staff.
  • Reports to
    • Administrative Director-Volunteer Services, Spiritual Care, and Memory Care
  • Supervises
    • Staff Chaplains, chaplaincy coordinator, volunteer chaplain assistants and CPE Manager
  • Ages of Patients
    • N/A
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Minimal/ No Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: Master’s degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Studies or related field
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: Board Certified Chaplain through Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)
      • Preferred: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Certified
    • Experience
      • Required: Three (3) years of theology, religion or related experience and a background in professional chaplaincy and spiritual care in a hospital or direct patient care setting; Three (3) years in a leadership position managing staff, department budgets and strategic department planning
      • Preferred: Experience with building diverse and inclusive faith-based programs
  • Specific Skills, Knowledge, Abilities Required
    • Possess a dynamic and conceptual knowledge of religious traditions

    • Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, visitors and staff

    • Handles difficult situations in a calm and professional manner
    • Ability to manage a large department

    • Advanced computer skills including MS Office applications
    • Able to multi-task in a busy office environment
    • Ability to work with a variety of departments
    • Self motivator
  • Essential Job Specific Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Ensures the delivery of a complete program of spiritual care to patients, their loved ones, and healthcare staff of all faith traditions.
    • Actively participates in the delivery of spiritual care.
    • Ensures that all requests for spiritual care are responded to in a timely manner.
    • Ensures that appropriate worship opportunities are provided.
    • Ensures that ritual and sacramental needs are met.
    • Supervises and facilitates the work of those delivering spiritual care, including staff and Chaplains appointed to the Spiritual Care Department.
    • Provides orientation and training according to institutional standards and conducts yearly performance reviews, as appropriate.
    • Monitors days away and ensures adequate staffing.
    • Participates, as appropriate, in hiring, performance evaluations and disciplinary processes.
    • Coordinates clergy and volunteers from the religious community.
    • Provides orientation of policies and procedures that affect their visiting.
    • Provides resources, including patient lists, according to institutional policy.
    • Provides liaison with institutional personnel.
    • Supports an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care for the organization and among all Chaplains.
    • Provides liaison to other departments, such as social work, volunteers, etc.
    • Provides orientation to spiritual care to other departments as invited.
    • Serves on institutional committees, such as Bioethics and Institutional Review Board, as appointed.
    • Oversees the use and maintenance of the spiritual care offices and chapel.
    • Develops and maintains proper administration procedures for the department in accordance with institutional policy.
    • Develops and maintains procedures to keep records of spiritual activity to communicate with other members of the department and report to administration.
    • Develops and administers the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement.
    • Contributes to the wider community through publication, teaching and research.
    • Authors and co-authors material relevant to spiritual care and pastoral education as needed.
    • Participates in teaching on a regular or periodic basis as invited.

    • Participates in research relevant to the field of spiritual care.
    • Participates in programs and administrative activities of the institution.
    • Plans and participates in regular professional development activities, supervision, and staff meetings.
    • Creates metric-based tools to show and track progress of spiritual development initiatives.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.