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Per Diem Chaplain- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 125959
Category: Other
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: To Be Determined

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Per Diem (PRN) Chaplain in the Department of Spiritual Care:


The Per Diem Chaplain provides spiritual care true to the manner consistent with Penn Medicine Hospital University of Pennsylvania’s mission, vision and values. Committed to respecting the dignity, faith tradition, culture and/or philosophical world view of each individual and families, chaplains support and guide the spiritual climate of the entity. The foundation of the Chaplain services is the spirit of inclusiveness. When requested the chaplains facilitates communication and connection to individuals and their religious / spiritual communities. 


  • Provide spiritual care for patients, loved ones and staff.
  •  Respond to requests for spiritual support in a timely manner.
  •  Fulfill regulatory requirements for spiritual assessment and documentation. 
  • Conduct special event and emergency interfaith services and support when needed. 
  • Participate in interdisciplinary health care teams as assigned, providing insights regarding patients’ spiritual and religious needs to the care team. 
  • Promote an interdisciplinary approach to Spiritual care. Basic skill set to perform in specialty areas for spiritual care i.e. hospice, palliative & trauma care when called upon Participate in maintenance of proper administrative procedures for the department in accordance with institutional policy.
  •  Assist in coordinating community clergy and religious visitors. Participate in the department’s continuous quality improvement process. 
  • Participate in staff meetings as requested. Participate in regular supervision. 


Professional Certification -must be certified by and in good standing with the Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, or the National Association of Jewish Chaplains. (Required) 

Education or Equivalent Experience: 

Master of Arts or Science in Religious Studies, Divinity, Spirituality, Humanities or equivalent from a recognized institution. (Required) 
Bachelor of Arts or Science from a recognized institution. (Required) 
CPE credits in pastoral or spiritual Care (Required) and a minimum of 2 years of practice in pastoral care. (Preferred) 
Experience and capacity working in pluralistic setting such as West Philadelphia. (Required)

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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