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Chaplain Lead - Hospice

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Job ID: 5629
Location: Eugene, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Chaplain Lead - Hospice for a Full Time, Day position.


Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functions for assigned area. Assists with ensuring departmental goals are achieved, timelines met, and service excellence provided in all aspects of work. Subject matter expert. Provides direct spiritual care for patients, family members, and PeaceHealth caregivers across the continuum of care. Demonstrates a spiritual presence to all people that is compassionate, accepting, respectful and sensitive. Works as a member of the health care team and with other health care professionals. Promotes healing of mind, body, and spirit through direct care, leadership, and pastoral education. Works collaboratively with other professionals, faith community leaders, students, and community professionals.

In addition, provides leadership in promoting and integrating the mission, values, and vision of PeaceHealth into the culture and operations of the organization. Performs many of the responsibilities of colleagues along with lead responsibilities.


  • Assign work; plan and manage priorities, provide technical assistance, oversee staff schedules, monitor quality of work, monitor team projects, mentor staff, provide constructive feedback, oversee staff training, ensure quality improvement, provide leadership feedback on staff performance, and assist with goal setting for the team.
  • Works closely with mission or spiritual care leadership in promoting and carrying out mission integration and formation programs, activities and events. Provides support, resource, and leadership for the programs, initiatives and on-going department functions and goals as assigned.
  • Leads the team in providing spiritual care to patients and families for assigned areas and by referral and participation in interdisciplinary teams and other health care teams or service lines.
  • Offers holistic spiritual care and counsel to address the spiritual, psychological, social, and physical needs of patients, families, and health care teams.
  • Provides and documents spiritual assessments, pastoral plans, interventions, and consultations; requests follow up by other chaplains/disciplines as appropriate.
  • Collaborates locally with leadership and operations to integrate ritual, prayer, and mission- focused processes in response to organizational events which provides support to caregivers and fosters leadership development.
  • Assists others in ethical decision making, which may include Advance Care Planning, consistent with their values and belief system and in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services (ERDs).
  • Facilitates theological reflection and assists others as they seek to make meaning during crisis and as they integrate their personal, spiritual and health journeys.
  • Based on desires of patient and/or family, works closely with faith community leaders to assure the spiritual needs of patients and/or families are met during hospitalization and appropriate referrals are made for post-discharge spiritual care.
  • Provides support, education, and consultation to members of health care teams as they seek personal and professional growth in becoming more effective caregivers and in providing care which is relational, patient centered, and holistically oriented.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Theological education appropriate for chaplaincy is required.
  • Masters level from an accredited university or seminary is preferred.
  • Four units of ACPE Certified CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) required.


  • Minimum of two years health care chaplaincy (or equivalent setting) experience required.
  • Acute care experience preferred.
  • Previous leadership experience is preferred.


  • Endorsement from or attestation of good standing in a faith tradition required.
  • Board Certified or certification eligible by National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Association of Professional Chaplains, or the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, or Spiritual Care Association/Healthcare Chaplaincy Association or Association of Clinical Pastoral Education is required. Certified or provisionally certified within three years of hire.
  • Basic Life Support is required.


  • Ability to assist others in medical decision making consistent with their values and belief system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
  • Ability to appropriately articulate his/her own spiritual perspective and integration while remaining respectful of the perspective of others.
  • Able to integrate experience and reflection into pastoral ministry.
  • Ability to interact with faith community leaders of diverse denominations and faith traditions.
  • Ability to work effectively with patients who have widely varying physical, emotional, cultural, and religious/spiritual needs which bring meaning to their lives and to their experiences as patients.
  • Crisis counseling skills and/or experience required for addressing and processing trauma situations.
  • Ability to integrate and utilize a variety of modalities in healing, i.e., guided meditation, music thanatology, etc.
  • Computer literate and proficient in MS Office; Electronic Medical Record experience preferred.


Oregon West – Hospice: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.

All Networks:

Chaplains may be required to float between Hospital, Hospice, and PHMG, etc., as requested/required


  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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