Staff Chaplain at Holy Cross in silver spring, Maryland

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:

Employment Type:
Part time
Day Shift


General Summary:

The Staff Chaplain helps to provide for the spiritual needs of patients who are entrusted to his/her care. This work is completed in concert with the physicians, nurses, and other members of the healing team.

He/she is called to minister to the spiritual, emotional, and psychological needs of the members of the patients, patients' families, staff and employees, as these needs arise.

Chaplains support the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):
  • Certification or immediately eligible for certification by NACC (National Association of Catholic Chaplains), APC (Association of Professional Chaplains), or NAJC (National Association of Jewish Chaplains), or equivalent

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement
  • Master's degree in theology or related discipline required
  • 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education
  • 3 years experience in healthcare setting preferred
  • Familiarity with Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
  • Membership in NACC (National Association of Catholic Chaplains), APC (Association of Professional Chaplains), or NAJC (National Association of Jewish Chaplains), or equivalent
  • Ability to relate well with clergy of other denominations
  • Bilingual skills preferred

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

Reporting Relationship:
  • Staff Chaplains report to the Director of the Spiritual Care Department. General supervision is provided.
  • Staff Chaplains will supervise seminarians and lay students in their field ministry clinical experience, as needed, and with proper certification.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.