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Ascension St. Vincent's Southside

We Are Hiring

Ascension St. Vincent's Southside is doing something that has never been done before - creating a new model for our caregivers.  We invite you to start something new and join a groundbreaking care team in sunny Jacksonville, Florida!

Within this new model, chaplains will have the opportunity to be fully integrated into the care plans of our patients and associates.

Why Join Ascension

Healthcare is a stressful environment these days and it’s ever changing. At Ascension, we are creating the “Caregiver Model of the Future,” that is intentional about providing opportunities to help our associates deal with the daily stressors which they may face. We want to provide our associates with the support they need to reenergize and engage in their passion, so they can experience the joy of caring for our patients.

What you will do

Our new model takes the traditional chaplain role and expands it so that you have additional contributions to the high functionality of the care team. Our chaplains will be integral not only in the care of our patients but also with our associates. This shift is an intentional effort to ensure our associates are well cared for, that they have a safe place to talk to someone, and that they can experience reflection and formation opportunities which will help them stay grounded and centered. The chaplains’ presence on the interdisciplinary team allows associates to remember why they are there. It allows chaplains to experience and function at the top of their certification by meeting the needs of the people they serve; patients and associates.

Job Summary:

Provides religious and spiritual care and counsel for emotional and spiritual distress to patients, their families, associates and others with attention to diverse spiritual orientations and cultures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide pastoral care to the local ministry and community through performing sacraments, rituals, blessings and liturgies.
  • Participate and collaborate with others in the delivery of holistic patient care.
  • Build and maintain relationships with patients, families and associates through regular visitations and communication in order to create spiritual and religious connections.
  • Mentor Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) students and fellows.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Board Certification from the APC, NACC, CASC, or NAJC obtained within 2 years of hire date
  • Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, or a related field from an accredited school
  • 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the ACPE

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of healthcare experience as a chaplain

Join us as we create a community where we care for each other and our patients. #m!tjax

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Vincent's Healthcare (SVHC) will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9).  This law applies to all hired individuals regardless of schedule and hours, including volunteers and students. 

St. Vincent's HealthCare participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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Job ID: 384765
Category: Mission Integration
Ministry: Ascension St. Vincent's, FL
Location: Jacksonville, FL

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