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Company: Francisan Health
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:


A community minister of faith


Here at Franciscan Health we joyfully continue Christ's ministry. We know that a patient's needs extend beyond the body to include the spirit and mind. Faith is a part of everything we do. Our chaplains support our staff, our families and our patients. Do you feel called to be part of our Spiritual Care Team?

Are you willing and able to respond to emergency requests? Are you good with people? Are you a person of faith who loves to share that faith? Can you be a pastoral leader that supports our culture? We have a special place for your skills.


  • Assist local religious groups and clergy persons to care for the sick/injured of their congregations, such as encouraging patient's active connection to their faith group during and after illness or notifying them of the patient's admission/discharge.

  • Collaborate, communicate, and participate in multifaceted delivery of holistic patient care through interdisciplinary care rounding, appropriate referrals, departmental meetings, family conferences, hospital committees, and education in order to meet patient needs.

  • Document patient care information and ensure timely and accurate completion of patient care records in accordance with policies and procedures.

  • Provide a clinical basis to the ministry by sound, applied spiritual and psychological principles including active listening, reflection, discussion, and prayer.

  • Provide ethical consultation to patients/families/staff upon referral.

  • Respond promptly to calls for crisis intervention in assigned areas providing spiritual and emotional support to patients/families.

  • Respond to all direct referrals for Advanced Directive consultation.

  • Ensure spiritual services made available to the majority of new patients and families in assigned areas and follows-up on offerings as appropriate.


  • Prior Chaplain experience in a healthcare institution.

  • Familiarity with Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services (ERD's).

  • Knowledge of principles of quality Pastoral care.

  • Adapt to multiple clinical settings.

  • Deliver presentations and public speaking engagements.

  • Develop effective relationships with patients, hospital departments, and other external parties.

  • Maintain composure, even in very difficult situations.

  • Supervisory and team leadership skills, including coaching, engaging and developing employees.

  • Knowledge of terminology used in diagnosis and classification of illnesses, injuries, and disabilities.


It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law. Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights. Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.

Keywords: Francisan Health, Lafayette , Chaplain, Other , Lafayette, Indiana

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