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Supervisor Pastoral Care

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Supervisor, Pastoral Care that serves as the practice leader/advocate for Pastoral and Spiritual Care throughout the hospital in order to accomplish organizational and departmental strategic goals and objectives.  Coordinates services and provides leadership for pastoral care throughout the system.  Has 24 hour accountability for the department.       


  • Defines operational standards, organizes department-level activities to achieve optimum service delivery/systems/care/processes, setting high performance outcomes for the department.  Holds self and others accountable to meet stated objectives, outcomes, goals, timetables and commitments, adhering to standards even in the face of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Coordinates department to ensure consistent quality care to patients, families and staff.
  • Supervises, assigns, and schedules 24/7 staffing in clinical activities.
  • Maintains records of services provided and communicates this to Manager, Family Resource Center.
  • Develops metrics for quality measures and outcomes related to the latest advancements in professional chaplaincy.
  • Plans, develops, and sustains programs to enhance care, such as the Care and Share Program, the Annual Remembrance Service, the Help Fund, Living with Loss Program, Hope Through Healing, the IntegriTEA, and Emotional First-Aid.
  • Prepares and monitors budget.
  • Hires staff and provides staff evaluations with approval of Director, Family Resource Center.
  • Provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and staff.
  • Visits according to need in clinical areas in assistance of staff chaplains.
  • Facilitates or performs religious rituals as requested.
  • Acts as a contact for community clergy according to family request and needs.
  • Acts as a liason with clinical managers and directors to provide best care for staff as needed.
  • Participates in the life and development of the hospital.
  • Provides staff support and education, such as NEO and Nursing Resident Program.
  • Serves on committees and groups as needed, such as the Bereavement Care Team, Child Advocacy Team, Palliative Care.
  • Provides leadership as an Ethics Consultation first-responder.
  • Provides leadership for Staff Debriefing and Emotional First-Aid
  • Involved in the community.
  • Maintains relationship with the interfaith community to ensure the needs of our of our patients and staff are met.
  • Provides professional presentations to groups and events as requested.
  • Maintains professional standing and growth to refine the quality of care provided.
  • Participates in mandatory in-services and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.
  • Participates in personal faith tradition and maintains professional accountability according to that system.
  • Participates in service to professional organizations such as the APC, SCA, NAJC, NACC, and the PCN.
  • Leads all staff meetings and contributes to the development of the staff of the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Department.


  • Knowledge of human behavior
  • Knowledge of faith development and religious theory
  • Knowledge of the principles of pastoral and spiritual care
  • Ability to work with families and staff with diverse spiritual understanding and needs
  • Brings a calming presence to, and is comfortable in, crisis situations
  • Has administrative skills


  • Masters degree from an accredited school in Theology, Pastoral Studies, or related field required.
  • Minimum of 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a chaplain required, preferably in a healthcare setting.
  • Current accountability to a religious tradition/denominational group required. 
  • Experience in management preferred.


  • Board Certified Chaplain in one of the accredited nationally recognized certifying bodies such as Association of Professional Chaplains, Spiritual Care Association, National Association of Jewish Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, among others is required.

Special Job Requirements

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training required.



Make a meaningful difference improving the lives of children!

At Childrens, the regions only full-service pediatric healthcare center, our people make us the very best for kids. Come cultivate your passion, purpose and professional development in an environment of excellence and inclusion, where team members are supported and deeply valued. Opportunities for career growth abound as we grow our services and spaces, including the cutting-edge Hubbard Center for Children. Join our highly engaged, caring teamand join us in providing brighter, healthier tomorrows for the children we serve.

Date Posted June 24, 2022
Requisition 300000101663945
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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