Providence Health & Services Chaplain in Torrance, California
Providence is calling a Chaplain (Per diem/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA
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We are seeking Chaplain who will provide spiritual care and support to patients, families, and staff and performs or arranges for religious services to meet patient needs. Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to assigned age specific patient population (e.g., adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics), and participates in related continuing education.
In this position you will:
Consult with hospital staff regarding ministry. Collaborates with members of the hospice or health care team in identifying and resolving issues. Acts as a liaison between patient, family, and hospital or hospice staff during periods of crisis, e.g. illness, dying, lengthy or difficult surgery
Promote spiritual/emotional support among staff and volunteers
Implement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives as well as improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control policies
Make initial spiritual assessment. Provides spiritual and emotional support to patients/families
Evaluate patient needs for spiritual care and initiates or recommends individual programs and services to meet those needs. Integrate this plan of care into the interdisciplinary plan of care
Determine and support spiritual practices in keeping with the patient's and family's religious tradition
Facilitate religious services. Administer the sacraments and performs religious rites as appropriate
Meet with patients and employees upon request for private counseling. Meet with discharged patients who have indicated the need for such follow-up
Complete medical chart documentation as required
Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings, and workshops
Attend meetings as required
Provide community outreach in the form of support groups for holistic healing, educational programs for local congregations, and Memorial Services
Act as liaison between local clergy and patients in relation to their ongoing care within their own religious tradition
Required qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Divinity or equivalent
Provide documentation of current endorsement of, or good standing in a denomination in accordance with the requirements of his/her faith tradition
Provide documentation of a minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the National Association of Catholic Chaplains , or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP). Note: Of the required four units of CPE, an equivalency for one of the units may be considered
Certification as a chaplain by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Association of Professional Chaplains or the National Association of Jewish Chaplains or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education is encouraged within two years of hire. (Providence Standards of Excellence for Spiritual Care, Standard III, Article 29)
MOAB I required within 30 to 150 days of hire
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.
We are the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.
As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
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.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: On Call
Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care
Req ID: 306233