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Chaplain - Protestant, On-call as needed

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Omaha, NE

Job Description

                                                                    JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Title:  Chaplain - Protestant                                                                                               Job Code:  RF           

Immediate Supervisor: Pastoral Care Manager                                
Status:  Non-Exempt                                




            Responsibilities include assessing spiritual needs of assigned patient/resident caseload and developing appropriate plans to meet those needs. Provides spiritual counseling, assists with or presents religious services, assist and coordinates community clergy and other volunteers within the parameters established by the department. Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for the department and Madonna as a whole, including the mission and values of the department and facility.





  1. Manages, coordinates and maintains patient/resident caseload making assessments and developing plans to meet spiritual care needs.
  2. Documents assessments and plans to meet spiritual needs.
  3. Administers sacraments as appropriate within chaplainâ??s religious tradition and ministerial status.
  4. Communicates with and assesses residents and new admissions to assigned caseload/area. Follows through with appropriate response to need, i.e., prayer, counseling, sacraments, referral to other staff or patient/residentâ??s own minister/spiritual advisor.
  5. Prepares and conducts worship services as assigned by Department Manager.
  6. Conducts visitations and completes documentation in order to appropriately follow through on referral requests.
  7. Reports to and informs the Mission Services Manager of the status of patients and problems.
  8. Communicates with community clergy to encourage participation in Chapel programs.
  9. Attends patient care meetings serving as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  10. Knowledgeable and supportive of Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Institutions.
  11. Attends all mandatory education inservices and other assigned inservice opportunities to meet departmental and organizational guidelines.
  12. Maintains educational and ministerial standards necessary   to adequately perform assigned duties, including ordination and endorsement as chaplain by appropriate ecclesiastical   authority.
  13. Offers, performs or assists with worship services as appropriate.
  14. Fulfills rotational on-call duty.
  15. Models accountability to the Core Values of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and incorporates the core values into his/her decision making and practice of ministry.


  1. Takes instruction/guidance from supervisor to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department.


  1. Maintains and assures a safe environment for the department.
  2. Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.




Light work - lifting up to 10 lbs. occasionally.  Mobility required in order to perform visitation and counseling.  Position requires long periods of standing, extensive walking and functioning at times in a high stress situation.  At risk for contact with blood-borne pathogens while performing ministry involving direct contact with patient, including sacramental anointing, laying on of hands, blessing.          



QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)


Graduate of 4 year college plus M.Div. or equivalent from accredited seminary required.  Ordination and good standing with denomination. Endorsement by ecclesiastical authority for ministry as a chaplain. Chaplaincy certification or eligibility and ministerial experience, some in a parish setting, preferred. Four units Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent strongly preferred or willingness to undertake this commitment.  Demonstrated skills and abilities related to conducting spiritual needs assessments, care planning and spiritual counseling.  Team player with demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and make good judgement decisions independently of others.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to minister to individuals of diverse backgrounds, ideas and religious beliefs. General knowledge of Roman Catholic religious tradition, traditional Protestant mainline religions and ecumenical movements required. Education/experience in medical ethics preferred.


Background checks are conducted.  When specific authorization forms are requested so that full background and history can be obtained, employees/applicants must sign the form(s) requested.



Revised 9/13/15










Job Details

Date Posted February 14, 2019
Date Closes March 1, 2019
Requisition 0002YP
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Omaha-Madonna Main Campus
SOC Category 00-0000.00