Job ID
Employment Type
Chaplaincy Services & Pastoral Care
Hours / Pay Period
St Johns Regional Medical Center
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Welcome to St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1912, we have been giving something forward to the people of Oxnard, California. St. John's Regional Medical Center is a 266-bed facility employing more than 1,200 caring professionals and a medical staff of more than 600 active physicians. We offer a 23-bed acute rehabilitation center, and provide a wide array of programs and services that include oncology, cardiovascular, maternity care, orthopedic, weight loss surgery, spinal disease treatment, community outreach and more.


Our passion for inspiring a stronger, healthier world compels us to lead with our hearts as we serve the community of Oxnard. One of the most beautiful areas in the country, Oxnard is nestled between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and offers residents spectacular beaches, clean air and open spaces, as well as easy access to California wine country. We invite you to join us in delivering humankindness, one person at time.


In keeping with the Dignity Health core values, the chaplain's primary role is to provide spiritual care to patients, families, hospital personnel and medical staff by assisting them to integrate the experience of illness, trauma and loss with their own religious beliefs, and spiritual values and convictions. The chaplain acts as a resource and liaison with physicians, patient/families and the Ethics Committee in addressing ethical issues regarding treatment decisions. The chaplain works closely with community clergy (visiting clergy), acting as a contact between hospital and parish communities to ensure continuity of pastoral care. Availability to work various shifts at St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital. 


Minimum Requirements:

  • Some experience working in clinical setting, addressing pastoral, spiritual and ethical issues as evidence by 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from an Assoc. of Clinical Pastoral Edication (ACPE) accredited. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree  in a relevant field (e.g. Divinity, Theology, Mission Integration, Ministry, Spiritual Care, Pastoral Counseling, Bioethics) required. 
  • En route to Board Certified Chaplain certification by National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC).
  • Ability to work effectively with the sick and dying, responding appropriately in crisis situations and effectivly dealing with stress and reilience.
  • Ability to work well with other professionals; excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Commitment to ones own personal and spiritual growth. 
  • Ecclesial endorsement by one’s Church / Denomination / Faith Tradition to provide spiritual care / pastoral care. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current certification by National Association of Catholic Chaplains or Association of Professional Chaplains preferred
  • Advanced degree (Masters or above or equivalent) in any of the following: Divinity, Theology, Mission Integration, Ministry, Spiritual Care, Pastoral Counseling, Bioethics (or equivalent)
  • Bilingual - fluent English / Spanish
  • Evidence of bioethical education


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