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Assistant Chaplain (462) 

Category Chaplaincy Services - 8314  

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing routine and emergency chaplaincy services outside of regular business hours (5p-8a weekdays/ 24-hours weekends) and during times when the Senior Chaplain is absent from the hospital campus.



  • Assess for emotional and spiritual distress and provide appropriate support
  • Listen actively and empathetically
  • Interact genuinely and respectfully with persons from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Communicate effectively in person, in writing, by telephone, etc. to sustain productive professional relationships


  • An Assistant Chaplain provides emotional and spiritual support to patients, families, and staff during crises.
  • This is often demonstrated but not limited to practices such as active listening, religious support that is appropriate to the one served, hospitality to stressed families, and facilitating communication between hospital staff and those served.
  • When on-call, the Assistant Chaplain is expected to arrive at the hospital within thirty (30) minutes of being contacted by the switchboard operator.
  • On occasion when the Senior Chaplain is absent, Assistant Chaplains will conduct new patient spiritual assessments and conduct needed follow up and make appropriate referrals.
  • At the discretion of the Senior Chaplain, an Assistant Chaplain can be assigned to a specific patient population based upon need, skill, and interest.


  • Good guest relations to patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers in the form of courtesy, friendliness, and a willingness to assist others.
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Abides by hospital and departmental policies and procedures as outlined in Personnel, Hospital, Administration and Spiritual Care manuals on issues of fire safety, infection control codes, and confidentiality.
Position Requirements


  • Completed the educational requirements expected within one’s religious community for pastoral leadership.
  • General education should be a minimum of high school and a four-year undergraduate degree.
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year pastoral work experience in a congregation or other setting.
  • Must be endorsed by one’s faith community for Pastoral Care or Chaplaincy ministry.
  • One (1) unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is preferred. At the Director’s discretion, education/experience in pastoral counseling can serve as an equivalent.


  • Customer Service
  • Fire and Safety
  • Confidentiality
  • Infection Control
  • Corporate compliance
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Sign-On Bonus  
Resubmittal due to closure after 120 days open?  
Position Assistant Chaplain (462)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 4/12/2024  
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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