Staff Chaplain

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Staff Chaplain

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Regular Full-Time


ICE NRSL Pastoral Care IP C

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The Staff Chaplain is responsible for the delivery of pastoral care to patients, their loved ones and to hospital staff in a manner that fosters a committed patient-and family-centered approach to care that is both interdisciplinary and collaborative which ensures the engagement of patient and family care and decision-making processes. The Chaplain will have responsibility to ensure that religious and pastoral care needs of the patients and their loved ones are met in the areas to which the chaplain is assigned. The Chaplain will report to the Director of Pastoral Care & Clinical Pastoral Education Training Programs.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Merchant Discounts

Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary: offered commensurate with experience.









Participate in the delivering and arranging for appropriate care to patients, their loved ones and Staff in the Chaplain's assigned areas:

Actively participates in the delivery of pastoral care including chaplain on-call duty.

Responds to requests for pastoral care in a timely manner.

Participates in offering worship opportunities.

Participates in meeting ritual and sacramental needs.

Supports an approach to Pastoral Care that is both interdisciplinary and collaborative which ensures the engagement of patient and family in care and decision-making processes.

Support an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care:

Participates in team meetings and interdisciplinary rounds.

Serves on institutional committees as appointed.

Promotes an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care between all Chaplains.

Participate in the proper administrative procedures for the department in accordance with institutional policies:

Assists in the coordination of local clergy and pastoral visitors from the community.

Keeps records of pastoral activity to communicate with other members of the department and report to the department.

Participates in the department's plan for continuous quality improvement.

Participate in programs and administrative activities of the institution:

Participates in monthly staff meetings in the department and assigned areas of pastoral responsibility.

Participates in regular professional development activities and ongoing peer view consultation.









Minimum Qualifications:

Baccalaureate Degree plus Minimum of four (4) units /1600 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education Training required. A qualified candidate must have theological and psychological understanding of religious and human dynamics, medical ethics, and demonstrated knowledge of the pastoral counseling role in a healthcare setting and be ecumenical in outlook and approach.

Board Certification as a Clinical Chaplain by the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy or one who is eligible to become Board Certified will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master Degree in divinity, theology, or pastoral counseling. If within one calendar year of graduation will also be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.







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UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 3057874

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Sep 26, 2021