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Director, Chaplaincy (120) 

Category Chaplaincy Services - 8314  


  • Provides for day-to-day emotional and spiritual support and ministry to patients, associates, and physicians.
  • Participates on multi-disciplinary health care teams, insuring that the whole person, comprising the body, mind, and spirit is considered, respected, and served (i.e. holistic care).
  • Screens patients for spiritual distress and conducts necessary spiritual histories and assessments with specific application to the overall patient care plan.
  • Responsibilities fall into three (3) areas:
    • Patient Care (crisis response and routine care)
    • Staff Support (responsive and proactive)
    • Community Involvement (w. area clergy and organizations expressive of hospital's value of being a "caring community partner").




  • Provides spiritual ministry and support to all patients within 48 hours of admission.
  • Administers religious services and ceremonies when requested or arranges for clergy to do so when personally unqualified.
  • Listens actively to family members and offers supportive counsel, especially in times of crisis or impending death.
  • Prays daily for all those served by the hospital.
  • Conducts spiritual assessments when requested by patients or staff.
  • Responds to all codes in hospital.
  • Oversees assistant chaplains who provide after-hours pastoral care.
  • Charts appropriately, effectively, and in a timely manner on all patients visited.


  • Functions as an ethical and religious resource to hospital staff.
  • Provides individual support and pastoral counsel to associates as requested by them and/or their supervisors.
  • Prays regularly for those who work at the hospital.
  • Cultivates a spiritually-aware work environment.
  • Develops and conducts events which address spiritual needs discovered among associates.
  • Plans interfaith services, memorial, and seasonal services.
  • Attends patient care conferences and nursing reports.
  • Participates in departmental meetings. Serves as a member of committees and/or task forces as assigned.
  • Works on special projects as assigned by Hospital President/CEO
  • Completes proper monthly and yearly activity reports.


  • Works in cooperation with the local churches/clergy of hospital associates.
  • Notifies faith communities of the admission of their constituents and shares relevant patient information only after securing patient authorization.
  • Remains involved with local ministerial association
  • Participates in appropriate support groups offered by department to community
  • Participates in community groups as directed by President/CEO
  • Remains available to provide chaplaincy support as needed by local fire, rescue, and law enforcement agencies.


  • Adheres to the Chaplain's Code of Ethics and HRH policy on confidentiality and discrimination.
  • Handles any complaints of patients, family members or associates of Hancock Health in a supportive manner.
  • Refers situations as needed to hospital CEO/President.
  • Adheres to Hospital Regulations and follows Chaplaincy Services policies and procedures with a positive attitude.


  • Good pastoral skills, (i.e. listening, empathy, cultural sensitivity, and compassion) and good interpersonal skills.
  • Operates as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Maintains a professional image and a healthy attitude about self and others.
  • Has a strong religious faith that is personal and is expressed in connection with a community of faith.
  • Exercises good judgment
  • Displays and maintains behavior that remains courteous; is friendly and willing to assist others, promotes good guest relations and service to patients and visitors, and displays a positive appearance including appropriate dress.
  • Maintains a positive attitude toward all hospital staff and physicians.
  • Willingly offers to assist other team members.
Position Requirements


  • Completed the educational requirements expected within one’s religious community for pastoral leadership.
  • General education should be a minimum of high school; four-year undergraduate degree and a Masters level (seminary) degree.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years pastoral work experience in a congregation or other setting.
  • Must possess an Ecclesiastical Endorsement from one’s denomination as a Health Care Chaplain.
  • Board Certification status or specialized training in Pastoral Care and Counseling leading towards certification with an officially recognized professional chaplaincy organization requiring a minimum of four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for certification.


  • Complete mandatory continuing education consisting of:
    • Customer Service
    • Fire/Safety
    • Confidentiality
    • Infection Control
    • Corporate Compliance
  • Attend at least one (1) seminar, class, and/or conference particular to the work of chaplaincy within each 12-month period.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Sign-On Bonus  
Resubmittal due to closure after 120 days open?  
Position Director, Chaplaincy (120)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 3/29/2024  
Location Hancock Regional Hospital  
About the Organization YOUR HEALTH IS OUR LIFE

Hancock Health is an Indiana-based, full-service healthcare network serving Hancock County and the surrounding areas. Our health system includes Hancock Regional Hospital, Hancock Physician Network and more than 20 other healthcare facilities, such as wellness centers, women's clinics, family practices, and the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center.

A Caring Community Partner
Our goal at Hancock Health is simple: To give every person the personalized attention necessary for a happy, healthy life. Our mission, vision, and values embody this goal.

To be a Caring Community Partner by healing, improving health and wellness, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness one person at a time.

To be nationally recognized for kindness in the delivery of excellent quality patient care, efficient and effective operations, the adoption of proven technologies, the creation of a positive workplace environment, and excellence in community service.

Exceptional | Honorable | Devoted | Reliable | Kind  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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