Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Chaplain - Sonoma Hospice Direct in Santa Rosa, California

We are looking for a Chaplain for the Sonoma Hospice Direct at St. Joseph Home Care Network.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 64 Biweekly hours

Shift: 8 hour, Days

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Job Summary:

Provides spiritual assessment and delivery of spiritual support services to hospice patient/families in keeping with their belief systems. Able to provide empathetic spiritual support to families with varied and diverse viewpoints. Maintains relationship with community clergy. Assists hospice patient/family members in connecting with community clergy as needed. Provides spiritual education and leadership for hospice staff and volunteers.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates competency in conducting assessments of patient/families' spiritual needs and concerns.

  • Demonstrates competency in being able to relate to and sensitively serve patients of differing religious and spiritual backgrounds and orientations and belief systems.

  • Able to provide spiritual support, education and leadership to hospice staff and volunteers.

  • Demonstrates skill and competency in pastoral counseling around end-of-life issues.

  • Is familiar with and able to refer patient/families to community religious and spiritual resources.

  • Is familiar with traditions, prayers and rituals of major different religious groups and community religious leaders.

  • Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of hospice policies and procedures around child abuse, elder abuse, suicide and substance abuse.

  • Demonstrates sound understanding of and commitment to hospice philosophy of care.

  • Demonstrates sound understanding of and commitment to hospice philosophy of team.

  • Enforces safety policies and procedures and safe practices by staff and volunteers.

Skills :

  • Has understanding and skill in pastoral counseling.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Good written and verbal skills.

  • Knowledge of different religious traditions.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education : Bachelor's Degree - Graduate of accredited seminary, school of Theology, religious studies. Or equivalent educ/experience or appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry.

Experience : 1 year of experience providing pastoral counseling in health care settings or similair experience


  • Valid CA Driver's License

  • Current Auto Insurance

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education : Master's Degree - Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Master in Religious Studies or appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry

Experience : 1 year of experience providing hospice or palliative care

St. Joseph Home Care Network (SJHCN) is a Home Health ministry of St. Joseph Health, serving three Northern California counties; Humboldt County, Napa County and Sonoma County. Our networks of compassionate, highly skilled employees are dedicated to putting the patient first to improve the health of individuals and families in our community. The Home Health caregivers assist in restoring a patient's optimal health and support the family by going into the home and ministering to the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and family members. Our home care services are a literal representation of reaching out to our community to care for our dear neighbors.

Company: St. Joseph Home Care Network

Category: Spiritual/ Mission/ Pastoral Care

Req ID: R337236