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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Associate Catholic Priest Chaplain - Spiritual Care in Fullerton, California

We are looking for an Associate Catholic Priest Chaplain for the Spiritual Care Department at St. Jude Medical Center.

Location: Fullerton, CA

Work Schedule: On Call/Per diem

Shift: 10 hour, Days (Variable)

Job Summary:

The Associate Catholic Priest Chaplain is an ordained priest granted faculties by the local Catholic Bishop. The Associate Catholic Priest Chaplain is a non-certified chaplain who ministers to the religious, spiritual, and emotional needs of patients, families and staff of St. Jude Medical Center, placing special emphasis on the sacramental needs of Catholic patients. The priest chaplain reports to the Director of the Spiritual Care Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Initiate and maintain accurate and timely EMR documentation of all patient, family and staff interventions.

  • Adheres to department/ministry performance standards as related to scheduling and improving performance activity.

  • Works as a collaborative member of the Spiritual Care Department as well as Mission Integration activities.

  • Responsible for sacramental activity within hospital, including visitation to Catholic patients and responsibilities related to on-call/call back duties. Offers and provides sacraments to all Catholic patients as possible.

  • Leads various department related groups and/or regional initiatives/engages in activities related to church calendar year.


  • Familiarity with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

Minimum Position Qualifications:


  • Master's Degree Theology/Spirituality/Pastoral Ministry.

  • Coursework/Training - Completed or in the process of completing 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education


  • Faculties granted by the Diocese of Orange.

  • All Associate Priest Chaplains must have the endorsement from their Bishop or Local Superior.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience : Several years of pastoral experience following ordination.

Licenses/Certifications : Plans to seek certification by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains or the Association of Professional Chaplains.

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St. Jude Medical Center is a faith-based, non-profit, 384-bed, tertiary care facility, and is one of Southern California's most-respected and technologically-advanced hospitals. With nearly 700 of the area's finest physicians on staff, St. Jude offers nearly every medical specialty and sub-specialty. Whether for the birth of a baby, life-saving surgery or a routine mammogram, St. Jude continues to set the standard for medical care and offers the community the most comprehensive array of services and programs.St. Jude Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Jude Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Jude Medical Center

Category: Spiritual/ Mission/ Pastoral Care

Req ID: R327575