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Chaplain - Ach

Req #:  109902
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Religion
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5


Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.



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  • Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
  • Day Shift
  • PART-TIME - 20 hours/week
  • This position will work with the Pediatric population


Position Requirements:

  • Master of Divinity or equivalency. If equivalency, a letter is required from a certification agency (APC, NACC, ACPE, NAJC) stating that the theological education standards for certification have been met.
  • Four units of CPE from an accredited ACPE site.
  • A letter of ecclesiastical endorsement from their faith community. If the letter is not present, it must be obrained by the chaplain within one year of date of hire.
  • Certification from a professional chaplaincy agency (APC, NACC, ACPE, NAJC). If a applicant has #1~#3 above, that person may be hired provisionally with the understanding that certification must be completed within eighteen months of their date of hire.
  • Minimum typing skills and ability to navigate computers for electronic charting. Applicant needs to meet #1 through #3 above.
  • Certification from a profesional chaplaincy agency (APC, NACC, ACPE, NAJC) within eighteen months of hire.
  • Strong communication and human relation skills.
  • Conflict and crisis management experience.
  • Small and large group leadership skills.
  • Available for on~call, varying shifts and weekend worship.
  • 50 hours of work related Continuing Education must be submitted to the immediate supervisor each year at the time of chaplain's annual performance review.
  • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

To provide pastoral care, support and spiritual counseling to patients, families, associates, physicians in an ecumenical environment. To provide consultation and education leadership relevant to mission and spiritual care and ethical issues and decision making within the facility and in the community.

Deliverance of a wholistic ministry of pastoral care and sacraments for patients, families, physicians and associates.
Participation in the life and work of the department to assure integrated efficient services.
Participation in grand rounds, case conferences, teams meetings, identifying resolving ethical dilemmas in assigned areas.
Support of the Advocate mission, values and philosophy in areas of clinical responsibilities.
Participation in educational initiatives and support groups for patients and families, hospital staff, community and church groups.
Maintenance of good standing and ecclesiastical endorsement through active participation in the life and work of one's faith group.



About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago