Director, Spiritual Care Services at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

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The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for Director, Spiritual Care Services.

The Director of Pastoral/Spiritual Care functions as an integral member of the healthcare team with the following essential job accountabilities.

  • Ensures the delivery of a complete program of pastoral/spiritual care to patients/residents, their loved ones, and healthcare staff of all faith traditions.

  • Actively participates in the delivery of pastoral/spiritual care.

  • Ensures that all requests for pastoral/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 pastoral/spiritual care, including employees of the institution and Chaplains appointed to the Pastoral/Spiritual Care Department by the religious community.

  • Provides department orientation and training according to institutional standards.

  • Conducts yearly performance reviews, as appropriate.

  • Monitor days away and ensures adequate staffing.

  • Participates, as appropriate, in hiring and disciplinary processes Coordinates clergy, pastoral visitors, and volunteers from the religious community.

  • Provides orientation to 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 pastoral/spiritual care.

  • Provides liaison to other departments, such as social work, volunteers, etc.

  • Provides orientation to pastoral/spiritual care to other departments as invited.

  • Serves on institutional committees, such as Bioethics and Institutional Review Board, as appointed.

  • Promotes an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral/spiritual care among all Chaplains.

  • Oversees the use and maintenance of the pastoral/spiritual care offices and chapel.

  • Provides proper office supplies, ritual items and religious literature and oversees the maintenance of office equipment. Manages the scheduling of the chapel.


Advanced degree

Certification and Licensing:

  • Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) and in good standing with a professional chaplaincy organization i.e., Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or the National Association of Jewish Chaplains.

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) educator

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work with teams across healthcare system

  • Excellent customer service skills Required

  • Management skills Required

  • Knowledge of regulatory standards appropriate to position

  • Required Administrative and clerical skills

  • Computer savvy

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Organized

Department Specific Functions

  • Some direct contact with patients and staff with communicable disease using acceptable universal precautions.

  • Substantial time spent with patients, their loved ones, staff and students, which requires a high degree of spiritual sensitivity, emotional energy and mental alertness.

  • Must have mobility through the healthcare institution's facilities, which are handicapped accessible.

  • Must have ability to handle stress associated with ministering to patients, family and loved ones, staff who experience pain, suffering, death and grief.


The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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