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Methodist Hospital

Chaplain Clinician

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy • Job ID: 02531-125662

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SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Full Time - Days with rotating weekends
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 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, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. 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)


Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.


As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital 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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