Chaplain - Panama City
We Are Hiring
Chaplain – Full-time, Rotating - Ascension Bay Medical - Panama City, FL
Thank you for your interest in Northwest Florida’s leading health care provider – Sacred Heart Health System.
Northwest Florida is a growing, family-oriented community, offering a mild climate, year-round recreational opportunities and beautiful sugar-white beaches along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Ascension Sacred Heart’s hospital in Bay County, Florida, is a 75-bed facility located at 615 N. Bonita Avenue in Panama City. It provides a broad range of services, including emergency services, heart surgery and interventional cardiology procedures, general surgery, and the area’s only Trauma Center.
Chartered in 1949 as Memorial Hospital of Bay County, the hospital operated for many years as Bay Medical Center, a county-owned and operated facility. The hospital was fully acquired by Ascension and Sacred Heart Health System in March 2019.
Ascension Sacred Heart's mission of providing a full range of quality health care services to the Bay County community has remained unchanged. We are committed to providing compassionate, personalized care to all persons, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.
As part of its recovery from Hurricane Michael, which hit Panama City in October 2018, the hospital launched a $47 million plan to repair facilities and reopen 144 beds in the hospital’s South Tower by the end of 2019. The project will result in the hospital offering 185 private rooms.
What You Will Do:
You will make a strong spiritual connection with patients, their families, and our associates during times of emotional distress. As our Chaplain, you will provide religious and spiritual counsel for those who are emotionally and spiritually distressed, while always paying attention to diverse spiritual orientations and cultures.
Provides pastoral care to the local ministry and community through performing sacraments, rituals, blessings and liturgies.
Participates and collaborates with others in the delivery of holistic patient care.
Builds and maintains relationships with patients, families and associates through regular visitations and communication in order to create spiritual and religious connections.
Mentors Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) students and fellows.
What You Will Need:
Board Certification from the APC, NACC, CASC, or NAJC (or certification obtained within 2 years of hire, risking termination if not obtained within timeframe) is required
Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, or a related field from an accredited school is required
4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE credits) accredited by the ACPE is required
3-5 years of healthcare experience as a Chaplain is preferred
Equal Employment Opportunity
Sacred Heart Health System is an equal opportunity employer.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
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