Director of Spiritual Care - Kaiser Permanente -- Northern California

  • 12 May 2017 10:54 AM
    Message # 4829510
    Perry Miller, Editor (Administrator)

    Director Spiritual Care(

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      Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us.  



    Manages the daily operations of spiritual care services of a Service Area with at least two hospitals, ensuring adequate service levels and quality of service on a 24-hour basis (as determined appropriate by local leadership).

    Essential Functions:
    • Manages the daily operations of spiritual care services of a Service Area with at least two hospitals, ensuring adequate service levels and quality of service on a 24-hour basis (as determined appropriate by local leadership).
    • Using interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches, develops and oversees high quality spiritual care services of diverse faith traditions to patients, family and staff.
    • Assesses spiritual care services on a regular basis to promote highest quality approaches, delivery of service and efficiencies, and to make changes as needed.
    • Supervises Staff Chaplains (must be more than 2 FTEs), in addition to any lay volunteers and chaplain interns.
    • Provides human resources support including managing the hiring, salary determination and competency assessment processes.
    • Provides spiritual support and counseling to patients, family members/significant others, and staff.
    • Interacts daily with staff and interdisciplinary team members to formulate and evaluate patient care needs.
    • Provides documentation in the patient care record.
    • Serves on Medical Center Committees as required by hospital policies and procedures or as requested.
    • Assures accreditation compliance of the chaplaincy service.
    • Coordinates, supervises and evaluates lay volunteers and the ecumenical interfaith chaplaincy program.
    • Serves as a liaison between the Medical Center, local congregations and religious institutions.
    • Forms a steering committee of local clergy to support the Chaplaincy program.
    • Oversees the use and maintenance of the Meditation Room.
    • Conducts in-service training for staff in regard to providing spiritual support.
    • Conducts services for patients, as requested.
    • Participates in appropriate professional associations for personal and professional growth.



    Basic Qualifications:
    • Minimum three (3) years of full-time or five (5) years of part-time pastoral counseling in hospital or death and dying experience.
    • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience.
    • Graduate theogical degree (or equivalent graduate degree) from an accredited institution.
    • Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) completed.
    Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
    • Ordained or endorsed for health care chaplaincy by a recognized religious/spiritual body.
    • Certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, or the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.


    Additional Requirements:
    • Demonstrated ability to minister with persons of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership Environment.


    Preferred Qualifications:
    • N/A.


    Primary Location

    : California-San Leandro-San Leandro Medical Center 2500 Merced St.  Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40 Shift: Day Working Days: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable 


    : Full-time 

    Job Type

    : Standard 

    Employee Status

    : Regular Employee Group (Union Affiliation): Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt 

    Job Level

    : Manager with Direct Reports 


    : Behavioral / Mental Health Public Department Name: Spiritual Care 


    : Yes, 15 % of the Time Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes  

     External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

    Last modified: 12 May 2017 10:55 AM | Perry Miller, Editor (Administrator)