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Job ID: 103837 Date posted: July 30, 2020

  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Pastoral Care
  • Allied Health Jobs
  • Variable
  • Per Diem


The Chaplain is responsible for providing crisis chaplaincy coverage to the Emergency Department, as well as other areas where a chaplain is needed/requested during an assigned shift, and also providing chaplaincy coverage to other clinical areas.  In addition to regular chaplaincy responsibilities (spiritual care visits, emergency visits, etc), the chaplain will have the opportunity to participate in program development for the Spiritual Care department. The chaplain will also be a key player in interviewing, orienting, scheduling and supervising volunteers.
The Spiritual Care Department at SGH is responsible for the spiritual care needs of patients, guests, and staff throughout Sharp Grossmont Hospital campus.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County
8-hour variable shifts; including weekends as needed
On call hours are 8:30 pm - 8:00 am Monday through Friday and 4:30 pm - 8:00 am Saturday and Sunday
This is a Per Diem position
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Master of Divinity Degree or equivalent
  • Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated competence in interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to understand and prepare statistical data and reports
  • Expertise in program planning, development, and management
  • Basic computer skills; including experience with MS Excel and MS Publisher
  • Ability to supervise and mentor volunteers
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary setting
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Eligibility to meet certification standards of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and/or the Association of Professional Chaplains for Pastoral Care Specialist strongly preferred
  • Two years of Parish experience or experience in a setting managing volunteer programs
  • Two years chaplaincy experience in an institutional setting, preferably a health care setting
  • Endorsement for Chaplaincy from faith group strongly preferred
  • Ordination and/or faith group endorsement strongly preferred
Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Chaplain, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Care, CPE

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