Associate Chaplain PDM

SCL Health
Brighton, CO
Post Date:
November 18, 2021
Job Status:






You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Associate Chaplain.




Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.




Youre generous with your compassion, your empathy and especially your ability to listen to others as you work with associates, patients and their families during especially challenging times.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








Platte Valley Medical Center is a partner of SCL Health which is a nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed community hospital is proud to offer comprehensive, integrated care focused on holistic health. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As an Associate Chaplain you need to know how to:



  • Initiate pastoral visits and responds to referrals to visit patients and/or their families. 
  • Conduct assessment of spiritual needs of patients, residents, family members, physicians, associates and volunteers.  
  • Assist patients and families with advance directives and end-of-life resources.  Provide resources for transition, bereavement and loss.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary patient rounds, care conferences ethics consultations and document, as appropriate, in patients electronic medical record.
  • Respond to crisis situations (e.g. Code Blue, trauma, death) to provide spiritual care and support. 
  • Participate as a member of the spiritual care on-call team.

Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) by Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accredited centers completed within two (2) years of hire
  • Letter of recommendation of suitability by senior administrative leader of religious tradition (Parish, Synagogue, Conference, Elder Board etc.)






  •  Bachelors Degree
  • At least one (1) year of experience as a Chaplain in a hospital setting



Your next move.




Now that you know more about being an Associate Chaplain on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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