Catholic Health Initiatives Associate Chaplain in GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska

Associate Chaplain


Job Summary

The Associate Chaplain nurtures the healing ministry of the Church and contributes to the creation of healthier communities by delivering pastoral and spiritual care. Works closely with nursing, care management, physicians, palliative care, and other ancillary healthcare professionals. Partners with area clergy and ministers to facilitate the healing process .

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Providespastoral/spiritual care to patients, loved ones, and staff.

  • Completesspiritual assessments and communicates with other care team members. Provides clinical documentation as required.

  • Respondsto and initiates routine and emergency referrals in a timely manner.

  • Coordinateswith the local religious community to ensure the patient’s/loved onesspiritual and/or sacramental needs are being met.

  • Coordinatesspiritual/pastoral ministry and bereavement care for those approaching end oflife and at death.

  • Providesblessing/ritual/prayer for pastoral support upon request.

  • Educatesand assists patients with respect to Advance Directives as needed.


Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Pastoral ministry in an institutional setting.

  • Knowledge of the Common Standards for ProfessionalChaplaincy and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health CareServices published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, i.e. The Joint Commission (TJC) standards and Health InsurancePortability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.

  • Ability to relate well with employees at all levels of theorganization.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality withsensitive information.

  • Accepting and understanding of diverse religious beliefs andpractices.

  • Ability to deal with crisis situations and periodic exposureto secondary traumatic stress.

  • Ability to function as a member of pastoral care andmultidisciplinary healthcare teams.

  • Proficiencyof communication and information technology which includes basic computer andword processing skills, email, and use of the internet.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelorsdegree strongly preferred

  • Master’s degree or equivalency in theology, behavioralscience, ministry or related field.

  • One to three years of pastoral ministry or relatedexperience under institutional supervision.

  • Completion of one or more units of Clinical PastoralEducation (CPE)

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule PRN/On-Call

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0164570

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.