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Methodist Hospital

Chaplain Clinician

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only
Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy   Job ID: 371385
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Are you passionate about the patient experience? At Methodist Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Chaplain Clinician today with Methodist Hospital.


Methodist Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Come join our team as a(an) Chaplain Clinician. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications

As a Chaplain Clinician you will minister to the staff, patients, and families of Methodist Healthcare System, serving as a professional chaplain staff employee of the institution. You are responsible for providing care and spiritual direction for staff, patients, and families within the highest tradition of the Judeo-Christian heritage without violating any person’s integrity or faith tradition. You will function in a ecumenical ministry as an equal team member of Pastoral Care Services’ professional staff with accountability to the hospital Administration through the Facility Chaplain Manager and to appropriate ecclesiastical authority. You will provide cooperation and understanding with the clergy and laity of all churches and religious organizations.

What you will do in this role:

  • As a Chaplain Clinician you will provide crisis intervention and pastoral care to persons in physical, emotional, and/or spiritual distress.
  • You will coordinate pastoral care in assigned areas so as to utilize other clinicians, hospital staff, volunteers and/ or local clergy.
  • You will provide devotional opportunities to give spiritual support for staff, families, and patients through room visits and/or group gatherings for mutual support or worship.
  • You will assist staff as a consultant regarding bioethical issues and practices of various faiths as they relate to healthcare.
  • You will appropriately document referrals and other significant patient/family interactions in Meditech and chaplains’ log book to communicate on a “need to know” basis. You will promptly send accurate monthly reports to Pastoral Care office.
  • You will work as a member of the Pastoral Care Services Team to provide coverage in coordination with other clinicians and work with others on special projects to improve functioning of the department.
  • You will work with other chaplains to provide 24X7, response coverage as needed (PRN).

What qualifications you will need:

  • Master’s or higher degree in theological studies from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the council of Higher Education Accreditation or its equivalent (72 hours of theological studies from an accredited program).
  • Documentation of completed 1 unit (400 hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation, or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP); one unit may be an equivalency. If an equivalency is provided, the burden of proof is on the employee to show the equivalent was approved by their individual professional organizations according to their own established guidelines.
  • Provide documentation for one of the following: Ordained by their religious authority, Endorsed by their religious authority, Completion of the Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course or Recognized by their religious authority in good standing
  • Board Certification by one of the following is preferred: Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

    Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 900 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

    As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

    HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

    "The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
    HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

    If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Chaplain Clinician opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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