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Job Details

Chaplain - Per diem (Sat/Sun/Mon)

Requisition #: 189656
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Rotating Shift
Work Week: Casual (less than 20)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Oct. 8, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

This Per Diem schedule:

Saturday and Sunday 0830-1700 and Monday: varies between 0700-1530, 0930-1800 & 1200-2030


The staff chaplain is responsible for the assessment of spiritual needs and the provision of spiritual care to patients, families and staff. Providing spiritual care involves a variety of interventions and competencies such as spiritual presence, active listening, spiritual guidance to include prayer, empathetic support,advocacy and resource for religious texts and/or rituals. Demonstrates competency in providing care to patients, families and staff, based on age, gender, spiritual or religious background and demonstrated needs. Reports to the Senior Director, Ambulatory Care with the responsibility to provide spiritual or religious assistance either directly or through coordination with other available Spiritual Care providers.


Accurately assesses patients’, families’ and staff’s spiritual dimensions and/or religious needs in an effort to provide competent spiritual intervention to all age groups during times of illness, trauma and stress

Provides competent spiritual care and guidance to patients, families, and staff, addressing spiritual concerns in relation to their present health experiences

Offers timely and proficient spiritual intervention with patients, families and staff in times of urgent need such as trauma, crisis, and end of life; provides ongoing updates and supports the family; and documents spiritual intervention in the electronic medical record according to program guidelines

Completes descendent care protocol: encourages families to utilize their spiritual system and/or religious background in coping with the death of a patient; assists in completing all necessary paperwork or forms related to the death of a patient; offers spiritual presence and support to the hospital staff during their loss of the patient

Demonstrates competency in assisting patients, families and significant others with advanced care planning and other documents related to their healthcare (i.e. Advance Directives, Living Will, Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, etc.)

Participates in planning and/or facilitating programs for patients, families, and staff such as the Annual Memorial Service, family or staff support groups, or religious services

Demonstrates competency and personal comfort in working in an interfaith or ecumenical setting, with different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs and values

Assumes responsibility for continued professional development: demonstrates a working knowledge of current theory and practice of healthcare chaplaincy and integrates such information into practice

Consistently demonstrates the ability to maintain a healthy working relationship between the department of Spiritual Care and all other departments within the hospital; maximizes the strengths of an interdisciplinary health care team, and communicates clearly with other team members

Ability to network with community clergy and congregations to help families access their preferred religious or spiritual resources


Masters degree or equivalent training from an accredited college, university, seminary or school of Divinity or Theology

Ordination or commissioning by a recognized denomination or religious body, and endorsement for chaplaincy as a validated ministry

Certification by a professional chaplaincy organization or certification eligibility with the expectation of achieving certification within three (3) years of hire

4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from an accredited healthcare institution

1 year previous experience and knowledge within health care ministry including, but not limited to, areas such as the psychological and spiritual dimensions of illness, grief and loss, death and dying, family dynamics and interpersonal relationships

Demonstated ability to work well with people of diverse spiritual or religious backgrounds

Ability to understand and react effectively to the age specific needs unique to assigned patients

Current infant, child, and adult CPR and AED training, AHA


__X__ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) pounds without assistance

__X__ Category 1: Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties


Works in all patient care areas of hospital and OCC’s

Possible exposure to communicable disease when working in a healthcare setting

Exposure to sharp objects and insturments

Minimal exposure to hazardous materials

Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure of electirc shock.

Occasional high noise level

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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