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.
Youâ™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.
Youâ™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.
The Hospital Chaplain PDM position requires weekends, over nights and on-call based on the department needs. This is a non-benefit eligible position.
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence â“ Magnet designation â“ by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.
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, weâ™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 weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™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. 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 issues. Provide resources for transition, bereavement and loss.
Document as appropriate in patientsâ™ electronic medical record. Participate in multidisciplinary patient rounds. Participate in 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. Offer workshops (e.g., spirituality, advance directives) as needed.
Support ongoing partnerships with community clergy.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Bachelorâ™s degree, required
Master's degree, preferred
Board Certified Chaplain by APC, NACC or COC within two (2) years of hire
Four (4) units Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) preferably accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), required
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 ChaplainÂ on our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Internal Number: 20006878
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.