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This is a full-time position for a Staff Chaplain. Work hours will typically be days, Monday - Friday, for 80 hours per pay period,  however you will have to flex to other shifts as needed. 


The Staff Chaplain, acting as an integral part of the health care team, provides professional spiritual care to the patients, families of patients and the associates of Finley Hospital.  This includes but is not limited to routine patient visitation, response to emergency situations, spiritual counseling and support, crisis intervention, and charting patient encounters in the medical record.  The Staff Chaplain will also participate in providing educational opportunities to the hospital and larger community.  She/he will perform the administration of the sacraments and officiate at regular worship services and observances.  The Staff Chaplain will also facilitate the connection between the patients and their communities of faith as requested by the patient.  The Staff Chaplain will communicate regularly with the representatives of the other disciplines of the health care team, participate in rounds and case conferences, and serve on hospital committees as requested and schedule allows.


Technical/Clinical Skill (Competence):

  • Has acquired technical/clinical knowledge and uses it effectively to improve job quality and individual and organizational performance.
  • Organizational Skill and Work Efficiency:
    • Uses technical/clinical knowledge of the position and the work unit to help maximize personal and departmental effectiveness.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability to Change:
    • Maximizes performance and opportunity in a constantly changing work environment.
  • Customer Service:
    • Provides the highest level of care and/or service to customers, including patients, families, physicians, other associates and all for whom we provide service. Collaborates with physicians, as appropriate, to ensure positive patient care outcomes.  Customer interaction takes into account the age and relevant physical and psychosocial needs of the customer.
  • Teamwork:
    • Works with others to achieve organizational goals.
  • Effective Use of Resources:
    • Uses time, supplies, equipment and other resources to contribute to the economic success of the hospital.
    • Is personally committed to ethical behavior and compliance with laws and regulations.




  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited seminary.
  • Ordination and/or endorsement by a recognized denomination.
  • Successful completion of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE, Inc., Decatur, GA.).
  • Board Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education, etc.
    • If not presently certified, completion of certification within two years of employment is a requirement for continued employment.
    • Until Board Certification is achieved, the chaplain will work under the general supervision of a Board-Certified Staff Chaplain.



  • Previous experience as a chaplain in a health care or other clinical setting is highly desirable.  Related work experience will be considered.



  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.



  • A good working understanding of both theology and behavioral science.
  • Ability to draw on own faith/spirituality in a manner that supports others in theirs.
  • Proven counseling skills.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Skills in preaching and leading worship.
  • An awareness of cultural diversity and associated spiritual practices.
  • Ability to work with persons from a wide variety of spiritual backgrounds and support them in their own perspective.
  • Word-processing skills/basic understanding of computers.
  • Complete understanding of the need for absolute confidentiality.

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