Professional Admin/Clinical Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

Everyone is a Caregiver


At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

Requisition #: 204054
Title: Chaplain
Department: Pastoral Care
Grade: PRC4 
Posting Date: July 17, 2020
Shift: Days
Status: Exempt
Union: Non-Union
Hours: 32 hours
Shift Length: 8 hours
Hours: 10a-6:30p
Overnight on-call shifts distributed among chaplains
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus

Position Summary:

Responsible for the delivery of pastoral and spiritual care to patients, their loved ones, and staff on all campuses of the Medical Center. Offers a multi–faith presence that is responsive to the cultural, religious, and spiritual diversity of patients and their loved ones.Major Responsibilities:
  • Assesses patient and family spiritual needs and develops pastoral care plan in response to identified needs.
  • Responds to pastoral care emergencies and consults in a timely manner. Participates in provision of 24hour coverage. Participates in Medical Center’s response to disasters, community traumas, and related situations.
  • Documents pastoral care assessments, visits and interventions in the patient’s record to contribute to holistic patient centered care.
  • Collaborates with interpreter services to provide culturally competent care of patients and their loved ones. Consults with Medical Center staff regarding provision of care that is sensitive to the diversity of patients’ spiritual/religious/cultural values.
  • Provides spiritual care to patients, their loved ones, UMMMC staff and students drawing from their spiritual resources to creatively cope with illness, grief, trauma, stress, and death. Includes but not limited to administering sacraments, providing rituals, memorial services, crisis intervention and end of life care.

Position Qualifications:



Masters degree of Divinity or related degree from school accredited by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Current ordination or commission to function in a ministry of pastoral care, and current endorsement by a recognized faith group for ministry as a chaplain. Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education, or eligibility for certification within two years. Valid driver’s license.



Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively manage high levels of stress.


Minimum of 5 years in professional ministry preferred with at least three years experience as a chaplain in a hospital setting preferred.

Standards of Respect:

Standards of Respect
We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial – for our patients and for each other. We’re expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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