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Company: Dignity Health
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical for more information.


The Chaplain helps to provide for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients who are entrusted to their care. This work is in concert with the physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team. This position adheres to the Vision, Values, and Mission of Dignity Health and St. Mary Medical Center.



  • Minimum of four units of CPE
  • Masters Degree in advanced education in Theology of Ministry.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education from an accredited training center.
  • Firm sense of personal and professional identity with an ability to establish working peer relationships with other members of the health care team.
  • Awareness of principles of Catholic Healthcare Ethics and Practices, contemporary theological and psychosocial issues pertaining to illness and hospitalization.
  • Ability and openness to serve diverse populations in regard to cultural, faith, and economic backgrounds.
  • Certification and active membership in the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Association of Professional Chaplains or other certifying body, or four units of CPE with the view toward certification by an accrediting body.

Ordained :

  • Ordination to the priesthood or ministry. For Catholics, continuing ecclesiastical endorsement by the order of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For Other Denominations, continuing formal endorsement by ones ecclesiastical body.
  • Registration or licensure of recognized religious affiliation in good standing. Non-Ordained:
  • For a Member of a Religious Order: -Religious Profession and continuing support and approval of religious superior and approval by the ordinary of the diocese.

For A Lay Chaplain:

  • Approval by the ordinary of the diocese if Catholic. -For other denominations, formal endorsement by one's ecclesiastical body.
  • Good physical, emotional and spiritual health.
  • Flexibility in work hours, programs and services.
  • Physical and emotional health needed to perform satisfactorily the duties required.
  • Ability to relate well to clergy of other denominations, patients, administration and staff.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Long Beach , Chaplain, Other , Long Beach, California

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