Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Chaplaincy Services & Pastoral Care
Hours Per Pay Period
CHI St. Francis Health
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday
Work Schedule
8 Hour


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


The chaplain is responsible for integrating spiritual care into all aspects of the organization and participates as an integral member of the patient/resident care team. Primary responsibilities also include providing spiritual support to patients, residents and their loved ones, to staff and volunteers and serving as spiritual liaison to the wider community.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Provide patient and/or family visitation and support as needed or as requested by patients, family members or staff in all departments of CHI St. Francis Health.
  2. Participate as an integral member of the patient care teams throughout the organization to provide individualized patient and resident care including, but not limited to, conducting emotional and spiritual assessments and creating and following-up on responses to those needs. Additionally, in relation to the rest of the patient care team, ensuring that holistic person-centered care is offered in the overall care plan of the patient and their support. This includes participating in daily core care rounds with interdisciplinary team members and charting in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  3. The chaplain responds to all codes and emergency pastoral care needs throughout the hospital and in the emergency department (e.g., traumas). Additionally, the chaplain works closely with patients, residents, family members and staff regarding end of life conversations and decisions, as well as journeying with patient/resident and family when death occurs.
  4. Provide health care directive information and materials to persons requesting such information or assistance. Raise awareness, grow support for, and promote an advance care planning initiative with the wider community.
  5. Provide spiritual care leadership, support and care to staff, departments and organization including: providing pastoral care in times of crisis, illness, death; offering reflections at various organizational events, seek creative ways to raise staff awareness of various feast days, provide oversight of the chapel space as well as morning prayer over the public address system and continuously work to see opportunities to integrate our Mission and Values into the culture and fabric of CHI St. Francis Health.
  6. Provide spiritual and emotional support to residents of St. Francis Home, documenting in the Electronic Health Record, and providing spiritual assessments as part of the care team.
  7. Coordinate and provide for spiritual care volunteer support within St. Francis Home including weekly Catholic Mass volunteers, Eucharistic volunteers, Protestant Bible study, and other religious services.
  8. Coordinate annual Memorial service for residents of St. Francis Home.
  9. Serve on the hospital ethics committee and have working knowledge of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs).
  10. Serve as Mission liaison to support integration of the mission, vision, and values throughout the organization, along with feast days, formation opportunities, and support ethics consultation under the supervision of the Director of Mission.



The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Care, Theology, Ethics or related field


Previous training or experience in clinical pastoral education (CPE), counseling or other spiritual support related field

Two CPE units required, four CPE units preferred

High degree of compassion and empathy

Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to maintain high level of integrity

Ability to work independently

Ability to work with computer programs



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