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Director Pastoral Care - Spiritual Care


CHRISTUS Children's


Mission and Spiritual Care


CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital


333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX  78207
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Director Pastoral Care - Spiritual Care Job in San Antonio

Job Description


This position will have responsibility for the effective leadership and management of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Spiritual Care Department in accord with the Mission, Vision, Core Values and Spirituality of the health system. The Director is responsible for leadership and advocacy of the Spiritual Care Department, including recruitment, interviewing, hiring and ongoing mentoring and supervision of chaplains; setting annual goals and standards for the provision of spiritual care in discussion with members of the spiritual care team; providing leadership for performance and quality improvement processes; administrative support; opportunities for spiritual growth and development for department members; and oversight of departmental volunteers.

The Director is responsible for planning, implementing, and ongoing evaluation of department budget, including capital budget requests.

The Director will work collaboratively with: other members of the Spiritual Care Department, including the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education; Directors of Spiritual Care in CHRISTUS Health, directors of departments within the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, physicians, and CSRHS leadership. The Director will work collaboratively with the Archdiocese of San Antonio and representatives of other faith traditions represented within the community, ensuring ongoing communication and cooperation that serves the spiritual care of all patients.

The CHRISTUS Children’s Hospital, established in 1959, was the first children’s hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children’s hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children’s Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.


  • Master's degree in Divinity, Theology or related field.
  • Member of the Roman Catholic Church, exception to this norm should be approved by the diocesan bishop. (United Stated Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ethical and Religious Directives #22)
  • Demonstrated hands-on leadership and operational responsibility in a large/complex health-care environment.
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with other key leaders. Understanding of regional operating unit leadership issues, concerns, and challenges. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with hospital
  • administrators, departmental leaders, and members of the community. Support participation, encourage, and value feedback and incorporate it from the staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Visible, accessible and committed to communicating effectively. Maintain a customer focused attitude through a spirit of cooperation, a pleasant and respectful demeanor, and helpfulness towards patients, families, physicians, and co-workers. Adept in organizational writing, group/team facilitation, and public speaking skills. Ability to successfully apply new learning to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Support participation, encourage and value feedback and incorporate it from Department Associates. Ability to maintain high Associate engagement and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial operations and ability to meet/exceed expectations on an ongoing basis.
  • Act as a catalyst for change to support the adoption of new initiatives that lead to improvements in care and service.
  • Proficient in use of technology and Microsoft Office systems; Outlook, Word, Excel and Power-Point and actively looks for opportunities to utilize technology in order to improve the provision of and support for spiritual care services.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in chaplaincy within the health care setting.
  • At least 2 years in a management/supervisory role preferred.
  • Certification as a Chaplain in the NACC or APC
  • Denominational Endorsement

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Full Time

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Director Pastoral Care - Spiritual Care