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BJC HealthCare

PRN Chaplain Position at Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Nurse Assistant


Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

PRN Chaplain Role at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

2 shifts/month guaranteed, with more available during peak times

Typical shifts: Friday evenings, Saturday evenings; occasionally Thursday evenings, Sunday evenings

  • on call coverage, on premise required- 8 hour shifts
  • respond to emergent calls (deaths, Level 1 traumas, codes)
  • round on ICUs
  • attention to staff support

Role Requires:

  • Board-certification (APC, NACC, AJC) in-process or eligible preferred


Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Spiritual Care Services department is made up of four service lines: Chaplaincy, Chaplaincy Education, Palliative Care Consult Services and Ethics Committee support. Each of these service lines participates within the healthcare interdisciplinary teams at Barnes-Jewish Hospital with the goal of healing body, mind and spirit. Department personnel are comprised of Board Certified Professional Chaplains, Chaplain Director, ACPE Chaplain Supervisor, Chaplain Manager, Chaplain Residents, Contractual Chaplains, Medical Director and physician of Palliative Care Consult Services, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Administrative Assistants and medical, chaplaincy, social work, nursing students rotating through these services.

Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

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.


Provides 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.

Minimum Requirements


Master's Degree - Theology/related