Director of Spiritual Care
Posted on: September 16, 2021
We Are Hiring:
As a community, we welcome all
faiths, and are inspired by the mission and values of Ascension, to
provide high-quality, compassionate, personalized care with
dignity, especially to those in our communities who are most
in need. This guiding vision is the cornerstone of who we are as a
company: national, nonprofit and patient-focused.
Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast
is seeking a Director of Spiritual
Care to join the team in Florida.
This position will require travel
throughout our Florida and Gulf Coast ministry market.
What You Will Do:
The Director of Spiritual Care leads,
directs and implements key initiatives, program, services and
priorities within the Mission Integration Spiritual Care Center of
Expertise within an Ascension Healthcare subsidiary. The
Director of Spiritual Care provides operational leadership to a
continuum of spiritual care services across a ministry market that
aligns with the professional standards of chaplaincy; achieves the
expectations outlined in the Ascension Striving for Excellence in
Spiritual Care; and, upholds Catholic identity as reflected in the
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care
What You Will Need:
- Responsible for the ministry market-wide operational dynamic
mission integration strategic plan to achieve goals and
- Directs and manages Spiritual Care departmental
- As the Spiritual Care COE leader, ensures the coordination and
alignment of a variety of spiritual care projects and sub-projects
and the linkages between them in support of the overall mission
integration goals of the ministry.
- Collaborates with other clinical and operational leaders to
effectively integrate spiritual care within person-care models and
delivery settings within a clinically-integrated system of
- Clarifies the direction and tactics for spiritual care to align
with the overall strategic direction of the Spiritual Care
- Establishes evaluative and quality improvement processes for
spiritual care performance and defines quality goals and
- Leads the Striving for Excellence in Spiritual Care assessment
and planning process to advance excellence in spiritual care
throughout the ministry market.
- Directs the Spiritual Care COE communications and keeps
internal and external stakeholders informed about the priorities,
outcomes and organizational commitment to spiritual care as a core
commitment and expression of Ascension’s Catholic identity.
Proficient at communicating interpersonally, through the written
work, and a variety of virtual and electronic media.
- Provides leadership in creating a spiritual environment that
contributes to personal and organizational transformation that
reflects the Mission.
- Represent Spiritual Care at national, ministry market and
community-based committees, councils and task groups as
- Works collaboratively with Ascension’s Mission Integration
Spiritual Care Center of Expertise to ensure alignment and
coordination with national strategic priorities and COE standards
- Manage the overall chaplain staff resources to provide coverage
based on acuity needs, volume, emergency department demands, and
high distress areas such as cancer services, step-down units and
initiatives targeting the underserved. Develop plan or community
relationship to offer or extend spiritual care to family care
centers, among people whose primary language is not English, or
live in more rural areas of our communities. Collaborate with area
faith leaders and pastors to help connect their members to their
- Advances the professional field of spiritual care, develops
talent and identifies the plan for continuing professional
development and spiritual formation of spiritual care
- As requested by the Chief Mission Integration Officer, may
serve as faculty for orientation, education and/or formation
programs, presentations, retreats, etc.
Licensure / Certification /
- Chaplain preferred. Licensure required relevant to state in
which work is performed.
- Chaplain specializing in Cert of Endorsement preferred.
Licensure required relevant to state in which work is
- Master's degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Studies or
related field is required.
- 3 years of experience required.
- 5 years of experience preferred.
- 1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.
Why Join Our Team:
- Experience in a significant healthcare leadership role
with clinical supervisory and operational decision-making
When you join Ascension, you join a team of
over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission
of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to
all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career
coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and
tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path.
In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance
alone to support associate growth and development. If you are
looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in
your community, we invite you to join our team today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Ascension is an equal opportunity
employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or
mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally
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