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Manager of Spiritual Care- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 209682
Category: Other
Work Type: FT
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 Department of Spiritual Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is seeking a Manager of Spiritual Care:


The Manager of Spiritual Care will provide direct supervision and support to the Spiritual Care Department. It will also provide direct spiritual care to the patients/families and staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as the institution's Chaplain. HUP Spiritual Care team members are a cornerstone of the Penn Patient Experience and the model patient-center care.


  • Manage the 24/7/365 Spiritual Care Department under the direction of the Director of Spiritual Care at HUP.  Creating administrative and educational resources for the Department and the hospital; both as a presenter and organizer.  Creating worship resources and leading worship for the hospital. Develop and/or secure resource materials for the Department and the hospital Practical application of pastoral care to our patients, guests and staff.  Coordination and execution of religious holidays (Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, Ramadan, Ash Wednesday, Easter, etc.) Organize annual Martin Luther King, Jr. recognition/services. Co-Chair PPMC Ethics Committee. Participation in various hospital and health system committees. Build relationships with other Pastoral Care leaders across Penn Medicine. Manages daily operation of department through appropriate staffing levels, monitoring of activities, and ensuring compliance with department and organizational policies. Demonstrates ability to influence staff to promote a productive and focused environment. Allocates decision-making and other responsibilities to appropriate staff, utilizing staff time and skills effectively. Effectively organizes essential functions and modifies order of priorities in extenuating circumstances to meet patient and hospital needs. Assesses, analyzes and implements corrective action in response to problems. Participates in and supports departmental and organizational efforts to design, measure, assess and improve organizational performance. Communicates appropriately and effectively with superiors, peers, patients, visitors and staff. Recognizes unacceptable communication transactions and identifies alternative strategies to effectively resolve conflicts. Presents self in a manner consistent with organizational and departmental expectations. Provides input to update policies, guidelines and procedures of the Program. Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings when appropriate. Continuous survey readiness. Maintains a strong working level of computer literacy to also effective delivery of services.


  • Board Certification by recognized certifying body: NACC, NAJC, APC (Required)

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Master of Arts or Science in Divinity preferred (Required)
    • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Theology preferred (Required)
    • 5–7 years of progressive experience in spiritual care or chaplaincy (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.

    Live Your Life's Work

    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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