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Title:  Chaplain Mgr, Spiritual Care/Mission Integration CC98341 Job

Date:  Sep 10, 2022
Facility:  Corporate (0100)


Responsible for site leadership in the administration and supervision of the day-to-day operations of the site office of Spiritual Care Services. Responsibilities include implementation of the Mission Integration Division strategic plans and goals, developing and managing services designed to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of congregations, patients and their families as well as MLH Associates, and ensuring compliance with departmental and system policies and procedures. Provides pastoral care and/or counseling as well as managing Chaplain Activities. Acts as designated member of the transplant team as an Independent Living Donor Advocate. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience





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

Four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.












Must have at least five (5) years of experience as a Chaplain in a Healthcare Setting.








Certification as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) from one of the following is required:

  • Association 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.
















  • Ability to listen, understand, and minister to the specific spiritual needs of persons in crisis.
  • Knowledge of congregational and denominational structures.
  • Knowledge of community health resources.
  • Administrative skill and experience in supervising staff.
  • Functional knowledge of the religious principles of major faiths.
  • Ability to work effectively with persons of diverse religious, cultural, and racial backgrounds.
  • Ability to function as an integrated member of site leadership team.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, implements, and manages on site Spiritual Care to meet MH and departmental goals/objectives and supervises day-to-day operations of the department.
  • Maintains and develops a competent, productive, and quality conscious workforce by evaluating performance, counseling, training, issuing corrective action, and recommending promotion or discharge of department personnel according to the MH value system.
  • Ensures that Chaplains provide site 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 believes and attitudes.
  • Collaborates hospital Associates and other departments, to utilize available community resources for the extension of this ministry, and is an educational and consultative resource to MLH.
  • Ensures seamless integration between Mission Integration departments and delivery of their services.
  • Promotes the flow of information by establishing, utilizing, and maintaining effective communication systems within and outside the department.
  • Participates as appropriate as member of the site leadership team and ensures that site leadership understands the relationship between faith, illness, and the feelings and thoughts that motivate healthy and meaningful use of each person’s beliefs and attitudes.
  • Serves as Independent Living Donor Advocate for the MLH Transplant Institute. Ensures the protection of the rights of the living donor/perspective living donor throughout the donation process. Meets confidentially with potential living donors and families to facilitate access to and provide continuity of care.
  • Goals are to promote the best interest and advocate the rights of the potential living donor. Assists the living donor in obtaining and understanding information regarding the consent and evaluation processes, surgical procedures, availability of alternative treatments, and the benefit and need for follow-up.
  • Works with the Director of CPE placement, supervision and development of CPE Residents.
  • Assists with the recruiting, educating and support of area congregations for CHN.
  • Engages area clergy to develop community relationships with MLH.
  • Assists with developing and maintaining CHN Partner relationships.
  • Completes reports, communicates any concerns, and makes recommendations to transplant team regarding the evaluation process.
  • Performs the duties of Chaplain, which includes visiting and counseling patients, families, visitors, etc. as necessary.

Physical Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Chaplain, Public Health, Manager, Healthcare, Management

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