Chaplain Resident I Job

Children's Health - Pastoral Care Careers

Job Number: 54627

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 6-28-2018



Provide pastoral care and counseling services associated with total patient care in assigned care areas of Hospital; supervise chaplain residents and interns assigned to designated area(s) and participate in a variety of departmental programs.


  • Visit patients upon admission and during their hospital stay as requested; act as liaison between family members and hospital staff during periods of crisis; perform religious sacraments and rituals rites at request of church, family or patient.

  • Provide counseling and spiritual guidance to hospital personnel and others in assigned area(s) of Hospital to assist in their personal and religious adjustment.

  • Participate in regular and special religious services as required; provide instruction in pastoral care techniques to interested groups and organizations; maintain liaison between local clergy and hospital staff; represent the hospital in community and professional association group meetings; supervise chaplain residents and interns for assigned areas.

  • Perform other duties and special projects as required.


One year of clinical pastoral education required.


Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Care/Theology from an accredited theological seminary and completion of four units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education), required.


  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures

  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.

  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive

  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently

  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time

  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.


Denominational ecclesiastical endorsement, required.

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