Administers religious rights or ordinances and provides moral and spiritual guidance. Visits the sick to counsel those in spiritual need and comforts the bereaved. Accredited by appropriate religion or church.
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.