NX Chaplain - Spiritual Care Services (0.001 FTE, Rotating)

Category: Patient Services
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Rotating
Req: 18946
FTE: 0.001

Patient Services

0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Responsible for responding to needs of patients, family members and staff, designated in consultation with the Manager, Spiritual Care Services, and functions as a member of the Spiritual Care Service staff.  Coordinate all services to a specific in-patient unit(s) or groups; serving as chaplain on assigned patient unit(s); and participate as staff for the Spiritual Care Service in care conferences for such units. Provide spiritual care assessment, intervention and support for patients and their families.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Provides interfaith spiritual assessment and interventions which enables patients, family members, visitors, and staff to draw upon their own cultural, spiritual, and religious resources.

  • Serves as staff person on and coordinates care with multi-disciplinary teams for designated patient units and groups. Ensures appropriate spiritual care assessment and intervention for patients, family, and visitors.

  • Performs special spiritual services (baptisms, memorials, etc.) requested of the Spiritual Care Service and as appropriate to his/her professional functioning.

  • Provides Internal and external teaching and outreach on spiritual care topics.

  • Coordinates care with other Chaplains, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) students, guest services, and volunteers, and, as time permits, medical and genetics counseling students.

  • Participates in research activities undertaken by Spiritual Care Service.

  • Serves as a liaison to area faith communities/ congregations as requested.

  • Assists in reviewing and initiating programs within the department.

  • Performs specialized duties specific to their particular role, such as:  serving on specialized committees, performing particular religious functions/services, and/or coordinating volunteers.

  • Participates as an alternate in the on-call rotation, when needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Master's degree in Spirituality, Religious Studies, Divinity or from an accredited graduate program or the equivalent, and at least 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at an APCE accredited program.                                                                                                           

Experience: Two (2) years of directly related work experience.

License / Certification: None Required

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability and stamina to provide spiritual support and guidance to patients/residents/clients with varying physical and mental dysfunctions.

  • Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.

  • Ability to energize team members.

  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent client relationships, exhibit exemplary interpersonal skills and exercise sound judgment and professionalism in business and personnel matters.

  • Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and apply sound judgment.

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.


 Physical Requirements and Working Conditions


The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $75,649.60 to $100,297.60

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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