On-Call Chaplain, PRN, Athens

Job Number: 1055926

Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital - Athens, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: PRN


Provides spiritual and pastoral support to patients, family members, visitors, and employees and provides supportive services to the community.
Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
1. Provides spiritual care and counseling to patients, families and visitors, hospital staff and community.
2. Provides appropriate assistance to patients, family members.
3. Conducts worship services.

1. Provides spiritual care and counseling to patients, families and visitors, hospital staff and community.
2. Visits patients, family members and visitors who have requested a visit or who have been referred.
3. Directs patients, family members, visitors or employees to additional resources or referrals as needed.
4. Documents patient visits and objective empirical data important to the overall well being of the patient.
5. Protects confidentiality of everyone to whom spiritual care and counseling is provided.
6. Provides support to patients, families, visitors and staff during times of crisis (i.e. deaths, Code Blue, ED trauma, disasters, etc.).
7. Assists community clergy as appropriate.
8. Provides appropriate assistance to patients and family members.
9. Listens to patient and family concerns. Stays with families, as requested, assisting in answering questions during Code Blues or other crisis.
10. Calls appropriate individuals as needed other family members, clergy, and friends.
11. Assists family with the grieving process.
12. Conducts worship services.
13. Conducts memorial or funeral services for patients or employees as requested and available.
14. Officiates wedding ceremonies for employees or for patients when requested and available and deemed appropriate.
15. Conducts infant blessing and baptismal ceremonies when requested or on behalf of patients.

Skill and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in-writing.
Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Skill and ability in Microsoft Office applications.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and a Master’s degree in Theology, Divinity, Religion, Counseling, or related field required.
Minimum of two (2) years pastoral experience required for On Call.
Minimum of two (2) units of Clinical Pastoral Education required. Eccelsiastical endorsement from the appropriate denomination required. Ordination preferred. 
Previous hospital experience preferred.
Certification or certification eligible by pastoral care organization preferred.
Ecclesiastical endorsement from the appropriate denomination required.
Ordination preferred.
Previous hospital experience preferred.

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