Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Pontiac, Michigan

Posted in Medical and Nursing

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Employment Type:
Part time
Rotating Shift



The Chaplain provides Spiritual Care within his/her local ministry, addressing the spiritual needs of patients, participants, residents, families and colleagues. As a fully integrated member of the health care team with professional expertise in Spiritual Care, the Chaplain works alongside other care givers, responding specifically to the spiritual needs of those served. The Chaplain develops, conducts and participates in programs of spiritual care to promote healthy communities, facilitating the inclusion of faith leaders from churches, synagogues and mosques, etc. in the provision of Spiritual Care for their members, as appropriate. The Chaplain reports directly to the Spiritual Care Manager.


Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

Makes available, delivers, and facilitates transformative Spiritual Care experiences to patients, residents, participants, visitors, and all colleagues across the healthcare continuum, and the communities served. Ensures that the religious beliefs, practices and values of those served are honored and respected within the total healing process.

Implements systems and processes to assess religious and spiritual needs and provides interventions based on the assessed needs.

Makes timely, professional observations of apparent outcomes of Spiritual Care provided and adjusts the continued provision of Spiritual Care as needed.

Documents in the electronic medical record professional Spiritual Care assessments (e.g. assessment of "spiritual distress") as determined, interventions as provided, and outcomes as observed with appropriate plans of care.

Integrates the Spiritual Care dimension of healing of those served as a full, clinical member of the inter-professional healthcare team.

In collaboration with the Spiritual Care Manager, measures, evaluates, and improves functional processes of Spiritual Care for effectiveness in accordance with approved Mission Integration strategy and tactics connected to achieving system-wide PSA's.

Fosters the provision of generalized Spiritual Care to those served (e.g. screening for Spiritual Distress and responding to signs of spiritual distress, etc.) by non-Spiritual Care colleagues via programs of Spiritual Care education and direct modeling of Spiritual Care ministry.

Promotes and implements programs of workplace spirituality for and with colleagues in collaboration with the Spiritual Care Manager and Local Mission Leader.

Plans and implements programs of ongoing personal self-care and formation to achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance and resiliency.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Trinity Health's Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.


Master's degree in Theology, Religion, Spiritual Care or Spirituality, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

One (1) to three (3) years of Spiritual Care experience, including CPE training, is required. Chaplaincy or Spiritual Care ministry experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience may be considered.

Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) strongly preferred via one of the following licensing groups: APC, CASC, NACC, and NAJC, which includes completion of a Master's degree as required by one of the certifying agencies from a Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) academic institution with completion of 4 units (1600 hours) of ACPE accredited Spiritual Care education, and faith based endorsement as recognized by one of the certifying agencies.

Ability to plan, develop, and implement programs for fulfilling the departmental objectives in meeting the spiritual needs of patients/families throughout the care continuum and life cycle for improving the health of our communities.

Strong oral and written communication skills in the primary language of the workplace (English) with evidence of excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to present effectively before groups. Must be able to communicate effectively using clinical/medical terminology.

Ability to learn and proficiently utilize Microsoft Office suite and other relevant software programs.

Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire


Must be able to set and organize own work priorities, and adapt to them as they change frequently. Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles.

Must be able to travel with a local community across a continuum of care to the various Trinity Health sites (10-50%) as needed.

Must possess the ability to comply with Trinity Health policies and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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