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Chaplain - Patient Experience - P/T Varied - 67455-1A

Updated: Apr 12, 2024
Location: Orange
Job Type:
Department: Patient Experience


Position Number: 40999465

Reports to: Manager, Guest Services

Working Title: Chaplain

Cost Center: Patient Experience (428670) 

Bargaining Unit: No Bargaining Unit

FLSA: Nonexempt

Date Created: 1/10/2024

Job Code: 004132

Hours: 20

Shift: Not Applicable

FTE: 0.5



Position Summary: 

Incumbent is responsible for providing spiritual care, practices, and services for patients, family members, staff, and other healthcare team members. Assists individuals to integrate their religious beliefs, attitudes, and spiritual resources for the constructive management of their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.  Evaluates individual needs for spiritual care and initiates individual or group programs to meet those needs.  May be called upon to interact with individuals in crisis. Enhances and maintains good community relationships, particularly related to soliciting and utilizing volunteer spiritual care services.  Collaborates with the other chaplains, spiritual care leaders, and spiritual care volunteers to facilitate the diverse needs of the patient population in the provision of spiritual care.  Works in coordination with the Life Resources Program and may be called upon to give spiritual care to staff of the Medical Center.



Total Compensation

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our: 

Compensation practices (https://www.hr.uci.edu/partnership/totalrewards/compensation.php) and 

Benefits (https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/pages/benefits). 


Salary Range: 


Hourly Rate  Minimum   $26.92                  Midpoint              $36.64               Maximum $46.36


Required Qualifications:



Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Ordination or commissioning by one’s faith group to serve as a religious leader and endorsement or official recognition by that faith group to function as a chaplain

Master’s degree in theology, divinity, religious studies, or equivalent degree program

Working knowledge of the clinical environment and of the counseling and behavioral practices used in providing spiritual care to patients and family members

Working knowledge of a variety of religious and spiritual traditions and of giving appropriate spiritual care in a multi-faith clinical setting

Working knowledge of the ethical and confidentiality issues involved in a multi-faith clinical setting

Flexibility and adaptability to remain calm and deal effectively with changing situations involving crises and stress

Interpersonal skills and ability to work with and accept people of diverse beliefs, cultures, ethnicities, ages, and health conditions

Ability to work independently with patients and families while also participating in the healthcare team providing coordinated care

Strong organizational, prioritization, and decision-making skills

Working knowledge of spiritual assessment models, solid spiritual assessment skills, and the ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, spiritual assessments of patients/families to the healthcare team

Ability to establish connections with key persons quickly and function well in crisis/trauma situations, demonstrating compassion, flexibility, sensitivity, and command when needed

Excellent pastoral judgment and triage skills

Completion of at least 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and preferably 4 CPE units, from an accredited training center, preferably CPE accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Demonstrated knowledge about various religious groups



Preferred Qualifications: 

Previous experience working as a Chaplain in a healthcare setting

Eligible for certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), Neshama: the Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), or the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC)



Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php 

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. 

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at [email protected] or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



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