Chaplain II in East Chicago, IN at Community Healthcare System

Date Posted: 1/9/2022

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Job Description

Job ID: 34060

Category: Professional Services

Facility: St. Catherine Hospital

Schedule: Part-time (Non-Benefit Eligible)

Location: East Chicago, IN

 Provides patients, family members and Hospital staff emotional, pastoral, spiritual and sacramental support and guidance to assist them through periods of stress, crisis or anxiety.  Visits assigned patients and accepts referrals; documents care and support provided and participates in educational programs.  May offer prayer or reflection from the patient’s life experience.  Assists patients to understand more fully life's events as they relate to their spiritual and emotional well-being.


  1. Completion of a curriculum of theological classes and displays skills and competencies in pastoral care.
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in religious studies, education, counseling or a related field required; Master’s Degree in Divinity or Theology preferred.
  3. Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).
  4. Certification by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) preferred.
  5. Three to five years of pastoral experience.
  6. One year health care experience.
  7. Solid standing in the Church through ecclesiastical endorsement.
  8. Sensitivity and stamina to minister to patients with varying physical and mental dysfunctions.
  9. Flexibility in work hours, programs and services.
  10. Sensitivity and desire to work with clergy and volunteers of varying faith backgrounds.
  11. Experience in working as part of a team; good communication skills.
  12. Knowledge of and support for the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.”
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