Staff Chaplain - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Medical Center

Full Time



About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.  But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.


Provides direct patient care on assigned units, member of interdisciplinary treatment team, attends to spiritual/emotional needs of patients, families, & staff. Takes in-house on-call responsibility in rotation on weekdays and weekends.  Responds to all all deaths, codes, critical events, and traumas; attends to ordered screens and consults and to referrals.  Responds to requests for consultations on healthcare ethics, advance directives, and decedent care. Provides televised Sunday worship and additional special service leadership in rotation. Serves as preceptor for CPE students.

  • Provides pastoral care to patients and families with a variety of ages, religious traditions and cultural backgrounds by assessing for spiritual and emotional distress, developing a plan of care and implementing appropriate pastoral interventions, with primary emphasis in an identified service line.

  • Provides pastoral care and pastoral care education to staff through assessment and pastoral intervention in addition to support for staff during/after critical incidents.

  • Serves as consultant on religious/spiritual/faith beliefs of patients and families which impact participation in health care, with primary emphasis in an identified service line.

  • Provides pastoral care and support hospital-wide while on-call, responding to all deaths, codes, critical events, and traumas; attends to ordered screens and consults and to referrals from individual units and requests from community.

  • Works closely with the interdisciplinary health care team with respect to patient's plan of care. Participates in rounds, team meetings, family meetings and unit meetings.

  • Documents all ministry in Electronic Health Record and on departmental logs and forms. Is conversant with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and has ability to learn and use email and calendaring programs in addition to Electronic Health Record.

  • Collaborates with CPE Supervisors to orient, teach, observe, mentor and coach Chaplain CPE Residents and Chaplain CPE Interns.

  • Demonstrates acceptable levels of community leadership and participation.

  • Maintains professional development requirements of ecclesiastical authority and professional certifying body. 

Minimum Requirements

  • College degree plus other schooling

  • Master of Divinity or equivalent

  • Minimum of four units of ACPE accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Board Certification or eligible for Board Certification with Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, National Association of Jewish Chaplains or equivalent.

  • Employment as minister in local congregational setting

  • Related work experience 1 year to 3 years 

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with Inpatient Behavioral Health settings in an Acute Care hospital setting.

Other Information

  • Full time position.  Hours may vary to accommodate the needs of the clinical areas.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.


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