Chaplain Clinician - PRN

HCA San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 2 months ago

PRN Schedule (hours vary)

Methodist Healthcare is the largest provider of health care services in the South Texas region and enjoys the highest consumer preference share of services as measured by the National Research Corporation (NRC). Methodist has also won the San Antonio Express-News' People's Choice Award every year since its inception and the NRC Consumer Choice Award a dozen times more than almost any other hospital organization in Texas. As San Antonio's second largest private employer, our facilities employ more than 10,000 individuals, including 2,700 physicians in all specialties.

Our network of greater San Antonio hospitals includes: Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Northeast Methodist Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Methodist Texsan Hospital, and Methodist Hospital South. We also have 2 freestanding emergency centers, Methodist Boerne Emergency Center and Metropolitan Methodist Emergency Center. At each of our facilities, Methodist Healthcare offers an outstanding selection of doctors, healthcare professionals, equipment and health services from wellness events to transplant services, pediatrics, dermatology, cardiology, oncology and a complete range of other medical services in the South Texas region. For more information, please visit our website at

General Statement of Duties:

The Chaplain Clinician ministers to the staff, patients, and families of Methodist Healthcare System, serving as a professional chaplain staff employee of the institution. The Chaplain Clinician is responsible for providing care and spiritual direction for staff, patients, and families within the highest tradition of the Judeo-Christian heritage without violating any person's integrity or faith tradition. The chaplain functions in a ecumenical ministry as an equal team member of Pastoral Care Services' professional staff with accountability to the hospital Administration through the Facility Chaplain Manager and to appropriate ecclesiastical authority. The Chaplain Clinician provides cooperation and understanding with the clergy and laity of all churches and religious organizations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides crisis intervention and pastoral care to persons in physical, emotional, and/or spiritual distress.

  • Coordinates pastoral care in assigned areas so as to utilize other clinicians, hospital staff, volunteers and/ or local clergy.

  • Provides devotional opportunities to give spiritual support for staff, families, and patients through room visits and/or group gatherings for mutual support or worship.

  • Assists staff as a consultant regarding bioethical issues and practices of various faiths as they relate to healthcare.

  • Appropriately documents referrals and other significant patient/ family interactions in Meditech and chaplains' log book to communicate on a "need to know" basis. Promptly sends accurate monthly reports to Pastoral Care office.

  • Works as a member of the Pastoral Care Services Team to provide coverage in coordination with other clinicians and works with others on special projects to improve functioning of the department.

  • Works with other chaplains to provide 24X7, response coverage as needed (PRN).

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

  • Education:

  • Masters or higher degree in theological studies from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the council of Higher Education Accreditation or its equivalent (72 hours of theological studies from and accredited program).

  • Documentation of completed 1 unit (400 hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation, or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP); one unit may be an equivalency. If an equivalency is provided, the burden of proof is on the employee to show the equivalent was approved by their individual professional organizations according to their own established guidelines.

  • Completes competencies as defined by department, unit, and/ or clinical specialty area.

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

  • Required: As of April 21,2011 provide documentation for one of the following:

  • Ordained by their religious authority

  • Endorsed by their religious authority

  • Recognized by their religious authority in good standing.

  • Preferred: Board Certification by one of the following

  • Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)

  • National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)

  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

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