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Chaplain Resident SCH

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Temporary FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Evenings, Days, with call, weekend and holiday rotation

Hours: Variable


There are two main foci of the Chaplain Resident position: one is the educational training which consists of both theoretical and practical aspects of ministry. The second is the service aspect in which the Resident works as a member of a spiritual care staff. Under the direction of a Clinical Pastoral Education Manager and an on-site mentor the Chaplain Resident ministers to patients, families, staff and/or clients at an assigned facility within the Sisters Hospital CPE Program agreed upon sites. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team, the Resident provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, families, and staff within the context of illness, suffering, loss and death. Their ministry is guided by The White Paper (available on ACPE/NACC Websites) composed by five distinct Chaplain Certifying bodies: ACPE, NACC, CAPPE, NAJC, APC.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Graduate degree in Theology or Masters in Divinity preferred
  • Minimum of one unit of CPE preferred
  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement preferred

  • One (1) year of pastoral experience required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to do theological reflection
  • Ability to function as a participating member of a small group (CPE)
  • Accepting and understanding of other theologies and ecclesiology's
  • Emotional and spiritual maturity
  • Ability to maintain professional and personal confidentiality
  • Ability to deal with crisis situations and long term stress
  • Ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • High level of interpersonal, facilitative and communication skills
  • Ability to do theological reflection
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health

  • Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment; typical of most office jobs
  • Occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions
  • Intermittent exposure to a few unpleasant physical conditions
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