Openings for Per-Diem Staff Chaplains at

Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN)
Position Description


Summary of Position

As a per diem employee of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, the Chaplain is responsible for providing chaplaincy care services at the Hospitals. S/he will:

  • Participate in the delivery of effective and efficient Chaplaincy Care services to patients, their loved ones and staff of all faith traditions
  • Actively support full integration of Chaplaincy Services in the institution
  • Participate in and contribute to the professional Chaplaincy Services community
  • Participate in programs and administrative activities of HCCN
  • Report to the system-wide Director of Chaplaincy Services or Lead Chaplain as appropriate


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the delivery of effective and efficient Chaplaincy Care services to patients, their loved ones and staff of all faith traditions
  • Actively participate in the delivery of Chaplaincy Services according to the Standards of Practice of the Association of Professional Chaplains and the Spiritual Care Association and the principles and practices of Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy and congruent with the hospital mission and priorities
  • Respond in a timely manner to all requests for Chaplaincy Services
  • Provide appropriate worship opportunities
  • Participate in meeting the ritual and sacramental needs
  • Participate in the on-call schedule to provide 24/7 coverage to the hospitals
  • Work collaboratively with community clergy and spiritual care volunteers
  • Support and participate in the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement (CQI) aligned with hospital CQI initiatives where applicable under the direction of the director
  • Must be willing and able to work various shifts at any of the facilities as needed



  • Must be certified, or eligible for certification, as a Board Certified Chaplain by and in good standing with a national chaplaincy certifying body, such as the Spiritual Care Association, Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, and the National Association of Jewish Chaplains
  • This certification requires a college degree, a master’s level degree in a field related to health care chaplaincy, minimum two units of clinical pastoral education, and a rigorous professional assessment and peer review process • Computer literacy and a skill level in Microsoft Office Suite of intermediate Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be willing to learn Outcome Oriented Chaplaincy


Working Conditions

  • Some direct contact with patients with communicable diseases using accepted universal precautions
  • Substantial time spent with students, staff, patients and their loved ones requiring a high degree of emotional energy and mental alertness
  • Must have mobility through the health institution’s facilities which are handicapped accessible


Cover letter and resume should be sent to Edward Haran This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Subject line: Lifespan Chaplain.