Chaplain-Certified (Religious)

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hospice Medical Social Service
Hours / Pay Period
Marian Regional Medical Center
Standard Hours
m-f varied
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care, and is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast. The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012. The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology program on the Central Coast providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.



Position Summary:

In keeping with the Marian Regional Medical Center health care philosophy, the Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients, families, and caregivers of Dignity Health Hospce and Dignity Health Community Based Palliative Care program. Care can be provided either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. The Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor acts as a liaison with patient/family and also works with community clergy, at patient's request, acting as a contact between the parish communities to ensure continuity of pastoral/spiritual care.

#mission critical



  • One-year experience in hospice as a Chaplain/Spiritual advisor.
  • Experience working with death dying, individuals/family/caregiver.
  • Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology or appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry.
  • Current certification by NACC or other accredited CPE program; willingness to work toward certification.
  • If a priest or member of a religious order, ecclesiastical endorsement required.
  • Must complete orientation program for hospice and for palliative care services.
  • Ability to work effectively with the sick and dying, respond effectively in crisis situations and effectively deal with stress.
  • Ability to work as a member of a interdisciplinary group as well with other professionals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills and the ability to work with computers.
  • Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs and values Ability to network with community clergy and congregations.
  • Commitment to ones own personal and spiritual growth.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to hospice philosophy of care
  • CA drivers license, CAR INS



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