Position Details

Department: RSRCH-GRNT | Spiritual Care
Category: Community Outreach
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 797438
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: 16 hours total. Friday-Saturday shift. Friday 10:30am-7pm; Saturday hours can be 7:30-4:00pm or 10:30am-7:00pm

This position provides religious/spiritual assessment and intervention for patients and families in accordance with the family`s identified spiritual. Collaborates with multidisciplinary staff and external faith leaders to coordinate services and ritualistic ceremonies as requested.

Position Duties

  1. Assesses the religious/spiritual needs of families.
    • Utilizes best practices to make formal and informal spiritual assessments
    • Utilizes these assessments to form appropriate plans of care
  2. Applies knowledge of various religious beliefs and practices in order to provide care that supports diversity and is sensitive to the family`s specific faith background.
    • Establishes rapport quickly and effectively with patients/families in order to meet specific individualized spiritual needs.
    • Provides spiritual services in alignment with identified background and expressed wishes of the patient and family.
    • Collaborates with external faith leaders to perform rite, rituals, ceremonies and other services which fall outside of the Chaplain`s scope
    • Collaborates and communicates with internal staff to share how spirituality is impacting medical decision making.
  3. Documents pertinent information concisely and thoroughly and within hospital standards for documentation.
    • Documents pertinent information concisely and thoroughly and within hospital standards for documentation.
    • Provides reports and data per department and hospital guidelines.
  4. Maintains professional competency through regular participation in a variety of educational programs, in-services, and seminars, to ensure ongoing awareness and understanding of best practices related to spiritual interventions.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Four units Clinical Pastoral Education.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Pediatric hospital or healthcare experience.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Ordination OR formal endorsement for Chaplaincy by a recognized religious group, OR certification by an Association of Professional Chaplains.
2. APC Board Certified Chaplain, or equivalent
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
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