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Title:  Chaplain I CHAPLAINS (0000058340) Job

Date:  May 23, 2023
Facility:  Le Bonheur (0205)


Provides spiritual care and/or counseling to patients, family members, Associates, Medical Staff, and guests associated with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.  Provides spiritual care by seeking to understand the relationship between faith, illness, and the feelings and thoughts that motivate healthy and meaningful use of each person's beliefs and attitudes.  In keeping with this primary purpose, interprets the function of his/her role to other system personnel by word and action, to utilize available community resources for the extension of this ministry, and is an educational and consultative resource to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and the broader Mid-South community.   Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Master’s of Divinity Degree or theological studies from an accredited AATS Seminary.

Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.














Must have at least three (3) years of experience as a hospital staff chaplain. 














Must have one of the following Certifications:

  • Associations of Professional Chaplains (APC)
  • National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)
  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)


Ordination, licensing or commissioning by one’s faith group and ecclesiastical endorsement (or eligible for endorsement) by a recognized faith group for ministry as a Chaplain in a healthcare setting.













  • Skill and proficiency in applying advanced concepts, principles, and professional techniques in the field of chaplaincy. 
  • Ability to listen, understand, and minister to the specific spiritual needs of persons in crisis.
  • Knowledge of community clergy relationships, sacramental ministry, and pastoral roles as acquired through three years experience in local church ministry.
  • Functional knowledge of the religious principles of major faiths.
  • Ability to work effectively with persons of diverse religious, cultural, and racial backgrounds.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides pastoral care and/or counseling to patients, family members and visitors. 
  • Provides pastoral care and/or counseling to Associates and Medical Staff.
  • Contributes to the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.
  • Provides educational resources for area churches, clergy and community organizations.
  • Demonstrates initiative in identifying opportunities for self-development and enhancement of professional competency.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • Position requires regular on-call responsibility.
  • Possible exposure to body fluids as well as hazardous and poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react in emergency situations.
  • Occasional travel to other facilities.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Chaplain, Healthcare

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