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Manager, Spiritual Care/ Full-Time


CHRISTUS St. Vincent


Mission and Spiritual Care




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1672 Hospital Dr
Santa Fe, NM  87505
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POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Spiritual Care Department in accord with the Mission and Core Values of the CHRISTUS Health system.

To ensure that CHRISTUS St. Vincent's Spiritual Care services are conducted in compliance with national best practice standards and meet the highest standards in health care chaplaincy, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining a team that meets national certification standards. The manager is responsible for leadership of and advocacy for the Spiritual Care Department, including recruitment, interviewing, hiring and ongoing mentoring and supervision of chaplains; providing guidance in the budgeting process from planning to implementation to evaluation; providing opportunities for spiritual growth and development for Associates; and oversight of departmental volunteers. The manager will work collaboratively with other members of the Spiritual Care Department, directors of Spiritual Care in CHRISTUS Health, directors of departments within the region, physicians, hospital and health system leadership and management.



EDUCATION: Master of Divinity or Masters in Theology from an accredited university or seminary. Minimum 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Member of the Roman Catholic Church (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ethical and Religious Directives #22. Certification in Chaplaincy from National Association of Catholic Chaplain (NACC), Association for Professional Chaplains (APC),

SKILLS: Knowledge of the healthcare environment with its challenges and opportunities. Ability to promote collaboration, open communication and team spirit. Ability to take initiative and accept responsibility. Ability to manage and oversee key functions of the Spiritual Care Department. Ability to provide effective pastoral/spiritual care. Skills in establishing and maintaining working relationships with hospital administrators, departmental leaders, Associates, and members of the community. Skills in organizing, writing and public speaking. Ability to effectively use goal setting techniques. Competence on personal computer and various programs and applications. Ability to use paging and telephone equipment.

EXPERIENCE: Five years experience as a professional chaplain required. Two years experience as a department manager or leader preferred.


-Responsible to: Vice President, Mission and Spirituality


-Bloodborne pathogen: B

Occasional exposure to activities and infectious diseases in patient care areas.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily conducted indoors in an office or hospital setting. Position requires some travel between the hospital and throughout New Mexico. Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations. Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Hearing and visual acuity within normal limits. May be required to occasionally lift/carry objects more than 25 pounds.

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Manager, Spiritual Care/ Full-Time