You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Chaplain.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You’re generous with your compassion, your empathy and especially your ability to listen to others as you work with associates, patients and their families during especially challenging times.
You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
St. Mary’s Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Chaplain you need to know how to:
Function as an integrated member of the Palliative Care Team.
Contribute to the development of a plan of care specific to the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and their family alongside the Palliative Care clinicians.
Collaborate with fellow Staff Chaplains as needed and builds multidisciplinary relationships.
Utilize spiritual assessment tools to identify distress, meaning, need for reconciliation, life review, and end of life concerns.
Write timely and meaningful chart notes that include assessments, interventions, and outcomes.
Be able to triage needs and support patients, families and the Palliative Care Team.
Provide education regarding the role and services of Palliative Care to nurses, physician residents, and the community.
Participate in process improvement initiatives, program strategic planning, and research.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Bachelors Degree is required.
Masters Degree in Divinity, Theology or related field within two (2) years of hire is required.
Four (4) units Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accredited centers is required.
Board Certification by APC, NACC, NAJC, or SCA is required within two (2) years of hire.
Letter of Recommendation of suitability by senior administrative leader of religious tradition (Parish, Synagogue, Conference, Elder Board, etc.) is required.
Endorsement stating good standing with the local Diocese is required.
At least two (2) years experience as a Chaplain in a hospital setting is preferred.
Palliative Care Certificate is preferred.
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Chaplain on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.