Provides timely and sensitive spiritual care to patients, families, associates, and physicians via individual and group interactions; systematically and intentionally gathers data to provide ongoing spiritual assessment of patients or families and develops, implements, and documents spiritual plans of care; participates as a member of interprofessional teams, identifying patient/family needs and developing specialized spiritual care services for specific areas of assignment; plans and facilitates rituals and worship services as needed; collects relevant data to self-monitor quality and effectiveness of spiritual care, and serves as a teaching resource in formal and informal situations about spirituality, spiritual needs of patients and families, and the connection between spirituality and health outcomes; assists with debriefing and support of associates after major events.
Master's degree in divinity, theology, pastoral ministry or spirituality required (unless level of degree not required at time of chaplaincy certification)
Completion of a minimum of four units of clinical pastoral education
Minimum of one year supervised ministry in a clinical setting post certification
Experiences within specialty area(s), presentations to or with other clinicians preferred
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
Certification by APC, NACC, or CPSP
Must be endorsed by leader of their faith community
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.