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Providence Health & Services Manager, Spiritual Care in Burbank, California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Manager, Spiritual Care to Providence St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA and St. Joseph Hospital in Orange.

We are seeking a Manager, Spiritual Care to provide managerial oversight and leadership to the Spiritual Care Department. Provides spiritual care and support to patients and employees. Provides leadership in integrating spiritual care into the care of the whole person. Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to patients of differing cultures and backgrounds. Possesses knowledge of, and reverence for, the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and demonstrates ability to collaborate effectively with the Ecclesial structures of the Church. Clearly articulates the Mission of Providence Health and Services.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Selects, orients and assigns department chaplaincy staff. Assures delivery of Spiritual Care within the Standards for Spiritual Care of the Providence Health and Services. Evaluates performance, and initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions. Maintains effective communication with staff chaplains through staff meetings and other means of communication.

  • Plans, organizes, directs and schedules spiritual programs and services that meet the needs of patient/patient families, hospital employees, and medical staff.

  • Welcomes and hosts CPE residents and interns into the Spiritual Care Department. Assures the department provides for all its responsibilities as a CPE Ministry Site as defined in the CPE Student Handbook.

  • Provides for specific needs of individual faiths by fostering an ecumenical approach to hospital ministry.

  • Develops goals and objectives, and establishes and implements policies and procedures for quality improvement.

  • Provides for the administration of sacraments, scheduling of religious/worship services and prayer services or arranges for visiting clergy to do so. Visits patients to provide spiritual care and support, and cooperates with health care team in assisting patients to make personal adjustments.

  • Develops and recommends department operating budget and ensures that department operates within budget.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Divinity Or equivalent educ/experience.

  • 4 Units of CPE completed at an ACPE or NACC Accredited Center Or equivalent educ/experience.

  • One equivalency unit will be accepted if so granted by APC, NACC or NAJC.

  • Managerial and supervisory experience.

  • Certification by NACC or APC; to be obtained within 2 years of date of hire.

About the department you will serve.

For nearly 60 years, St. Jude Medical Center has met the needs of the community, by offering the highest quality care with compassion and respect. We are one of Southern California's most respected and technologically advanced hospitals, and our four core values: dignity, excellence, service and justice are the guiding principles for everything we do. St. Jude is synonymous with exceptional care that extends beyond good medicine to a commitment to caring for you – mind, body and spirit.

St. Joseph Hospital is a values-based Catholic health care provider with a tradition of and commitment to excellence, based on the vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The hospital's strong belief in the intrinsic dignity of each person commits it to be a just employer to its 3,800 employees; to provide healthcare for the whole person, body, mind and spirit; and to collaborate with the 1,000-member medical staff and other health care providers to increase access to quality health care.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 221966