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Staff Chaplain

Job ID 5868840 Date posted 10/02/2017 Requisition ID 170235 Primary Location Akron, Ohio, United States Work Locations Akron Children's Hospital - Akron Campus, One Perkins Square, 44308 Job Type Full time exempt - FE Job STAFF CHAPLAIN Organization CHAPLAINCY SERVICES

We are seeking a full time Staff Chaplain to work primarily between the Akron NICU and the Mahoning Valley ED, inpatient and outpatient units.


  • Provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and staff of varying denominations and faiths. 
  • Develops and leads inter-faith prayer and worship opportunities, memorial services, and rituals as deemed appropriate.
  • Provides spiritual assessment and care plan which addresses age appropriate and developmental specific needs as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides education to identified audiences related to the spiritual needs of children and their families.
  • Participates in committees as assigned and may conduct research into the spiritual care of the sick.


Master's degree in theological studies (which includes 72 semester credit hours or 108 quarter credits) from an institution accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent from an accredited theological school.  Minimum of four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education from an accredited center, of which at least three (3) must have an emphasis in pediatric pastoral care or equivalent hospital pediatric experience or may consider pediatric training with equivalent hospital experience.  This equates to a minimum of one (1) year experience required. Certified or eligible for certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains or National Association of Jewish Chaplains.  Certification required within two years of hire date.

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