Catholic Staff Chaplain

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Aug 02, 2020

Job Description


Minimal oversight.  Roman Catholic Chaplain functions independently to cover Roman Catholic pastoral care needs and collaborates with other Staff Chaplains and CPE Residents and Interns for on-going and interfaith spiritual care needs of patients, families, and staff.  Supervision provided by Director of Spiritual Care.  Responsible to provide sacraments and pastoral/spiritual care to patients, families, and staff, both Catholic and interfaith.  Plan and provide leadership for special worship services, i.e. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas.  Responsible to oversee and assist with Catholic volunteer program.  Responsible to participate in working with a team of chaplains and religious leaders and to provide education on catholic pastoral/spiritual care to CPE students. Participate in 24/7 chaplain on-call rotation as scheduled. Share in other departmental responsibilities as requested. Assist in developing and maintaining community relations and emergency coverage for priest requests with St. Paul’s parish.  Participate in ethical decision making process with patients, families, and staff.Qualifications

Ordination and Endorsement by Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical authority; Board Certified by NACC or APC, or board certification eligible.

M. Div. or Equivalent

Minimum of 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education from an ACPE accredited center.
Excellent communication and pastoral/spiritual counseling skills.
Sensitivity to diverse religious and cultural practices and values.
Ability to work collegially within Spiritual Care Department.
Ability to function on an interdisciplinary health care team in the delivery of care.
Skill and knowledge in administering sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick, and leading worship
Ability to provide pastoral/spiritual care on an interfaith basis and articulate spiritual assessment of patients and families.
Skill in providing pastoral care for bereaved and grieving persons, and providing crisis ministry
Ability to be with very ill patients and distraught families.
Ability to function collegially in a multi-faith multi-cultural staff environment.
Ability to function effectively in crisis and under stress.
Capable of theological and spiritual reflections with persons.
Skills in articulating ethical and moral concerns of patients that arise from medical practice delivery of services to patients.
Ability to be organized, responsible and dependable.
Skill in relating well with students and other professionals
Ability to interact diplomatically with the public.
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and cooperative working relationships with staff members, managers, volunteers, administrators, patients, families, and community religious leaders..
Openness and interest in learning new skills and abilities in hospital ministry.
Flexibility, genuineness, sensitivity, and willingness to assist in other areas of spiritual/pastoral care duties.
Ability to speak Spanish preferred

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.




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