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Methodist Hospital Metropolitan

Chaplain Clinician

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy • Job ID: 01578-108049

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Full Time - Days; availability to work 11:00am - 7:00pm Wed/Thurs/Fri and 7:00am - 3:00pm Sat and Sun

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Pastoral Department. Submit your application today! 

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and an employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

We are seeking a Chaplain Clinician to join our team who will minister to the staff, patients, and families of Methodist Healthcare System, serving as a professional chaplain staff employee of the institution. The Chaplain Clinician is responsible for providing care and spiritual direction for staff, patients, and families within the highest tradition of the Judeo-Christian heritage without violating any person’s integrity or faith tradition. The chaplain functions in a ecumenical ministry as an equal team member of Pastoral Care Services’ professional staff with accountability to the hospital Administration through the Facility Chaplain Manager and to appropriate ecclesiastical authority. The Chaplain Clinician provides cooperation and understanding with the clergy and laity of all churches and religious organizations.

What you will do in this role:
  • Provides crisis intervention and pastoral care to persons in physical, emotional, and/or spiritual distress.
  • Coordinates pastoral care in assigned areas so as to utilize other clinicians, hospital staff, volunteers and/ or local clergy.
  • Provides devotional opportunities to give spiritual support for staff, families, and patients through room visits and/or group gatherings for mutual support or worship.
  • Assists staff as a consultant regarding bioethical issues and practices of various faiths as they relate to healthcare.
  • Appropriately documents referrals and other significant patient/ family interactions in Meditech and chaplains’ log book to communicate on a “need to know” basis. Promptly sends accurate monthly reports to Pastoral Care office.
  • Works as a member of the Pastoral Care Services Team to provide coverage in coordination with other clinicians and works with others on special projects to improve functioning of the department.
  • Works with other chaplains to provide 24X7, response coverage as needed (PRN).


  • Master's or higher degree in theological studies from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the council of Higher Education Accreditation or its equivalent (72 hours of theological studies from and accredited program).
  • Documentation of completed 1 unit (400 hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation, or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE/ACPEP); one unit may be an equivalency. If an equivalency is provided, the burden of proof is on the employee to show the equivalent was approved by their individual professional organizations according to their own established guidelines.
  • Completes competencies as defined by department, unit, and/ or clinical specialty area.
What qualifications you will need: Provide documentation for ONE of the following is required:
  • Ordained by their religious authority
  • Endorsed by their religious authority
  • Completion of the Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course
  • Recognized by their religious authority in good standing.
  • Preferred: Board Certification by one of the following
    • Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)
    • National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)
    • National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

With over 370 beds Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only stand-alone center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, welcoming nearly 4,000 newborns into the world each year. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center and has been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.


Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare, and for the fourth consecutive year as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. It is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are also proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, as well as the first Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Metropolitan under Locations.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care! 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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