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Chaplain (Per Diem)



Functions as a member of the RRH health care team, providing proactive spiritual and emotional care to patients, families and staff regardless of faith tradition or system of belief.

STATUS: Per Diem

LOCATION: Rochester General Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Pastoral Care

SCHEDULE: As Scheduled


  • Master’s level degree in Theology preferred.
  • Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) preferred, one unit of CPE required.
  • Three years satisfactory pastoral experience preferred


  • Makes regular visits to assigned RRH patient units.
  • Responds to referrals from the medical and nursing staff, social worker, and other support staff personnel.
  • Responds to requests from families for spiritual/emotional support for the patient and/or themselves.
  • Attends interdisciplinary meetings of care teams in order to integrate the role of spiritual care with other disciplines and to build strong working relationships among the members of the team.
  • Provides spiritual and emotional support, upon request and as deemed necessary, to RRH.
  • Addresses ethical issues relating to patients, families and staff with demonstrated knowledge of subject areas and concern for the individual’s well-being.
  • Assists the patient’s own clergyperson in appropriate ways to meet his or her responsibility to their parishioner, including notifying clergy of patient’s hospitalization with permission.
  • Serves on various hospital committees, task forces, as requested.
  • Leads in-service presentations on relevant issues to promote staff awareness and education.
  • Relays problems/concerns to Leadership.
  • Provides on-call coverage overnight and weekends as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: S - Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PAY RANGE: $22.00 - $27.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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