Chaplain - Spiritual Care Services - Fixed Term (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Patient Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 17148
FTE: 1

Patient Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift - 6 Months Fixed Term

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Responsible for responding to needs of patients, family members and staff, designated in consultation with the Director, Spiritual Care Services and functions as a member of the Chaplaincy Service staff. Coordinate all services to a specific in-patient unit(s); serving as chaplain on assigned patient unit(s); and participate as staff for the Chaplaincy Service in care conferences for such units. Provide spiritual care assessment, intervention and support for patients and their families.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Assists in reviewing and initiating programs within the department.

  • Coordinates care with Guest Services colleagues as needed.

  • Encourages an interfaith emphasis which enables patients and family members to draw upon their own religious and spiritual resources.

  • Ensures appropriate spiritual care assessment and intervention for patients, family and visitors.

  • Helps to coordinate religious and volunteer responsibilities with the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) interns and residents as well as volunteers.

  • Participates as a member of the Spiritual Care/ Chaplaincy Service staff team.

  • Participates as an alternate in the on-call rotation, when needed.

  • Serves as a liaison to area congregations as requested.

  • Serves as staff person on interdisciplinary teams for designated units.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. 

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university. 

Preferred: Master’s in divinity or Equivalent graduate-level comparative ethics or religious studies degree

Experience: Two (2) years of directly related work experience, including at least one (1) year post completion of four units (4) Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

License / Certification: None Required.

Preferred: Professional Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC) credential by the APC, ACPE, NACC, NAJC, or equivalent certifying body.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability and stamina to minister to patients/residents/clients with varying physical and mental dysfunctions.

  • Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.

  • Ability to energize team members.

  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent client relationships, exhibit exemplary interpersonal skills and exercise sound judgment and professionalism in business and personnel matters.

  • Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and apply sound judgment.

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $74,172.80 to $98,332.00

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.