Company: Dignity Health
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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
- Clinical Pastoral Education from an accredited training
- 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.
- 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
- 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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