Full-Time Chaplain at St. Louis Children's Hospital
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Full Time Chaplain at St. Louis Children's Hospital (BJC HealthCare)- St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.”
Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in all surveyed categories. In 2021, St. Louis Children’s was one of eight children’s hospitals to rank in the top 25 of all 10 specialties. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s has been designated as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).
Provides spiritual care, short term counseling, worship leadership, education and other religious support to patients, families and staff as members of the interdisciplinary care team.
ResponsibilitiesProvides direct spiritual care to patients and families.Provides consultation to other members of the care team regarding spiritual issues and resources in patient and family care and regarding ethics.Provides direct pastoral care to staff and physicians, as needed, complementing staff support services provided by others.Contributes to the field of professional spiritual care by conducting and reporting research, publishing and providing workshops at professional meetings.
EducationMaster's Degree - Theology/related