Tracking Code: 201144

Chaplain Resident

Location: York Hospital, York, PA
Schedule: Full Time

General Summary

Participates in the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Program. The Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Program is, as the title implies, both clinical and educational. Residents are selected from among applicants who have had adequate training and experience to enable them to provide spiritual care to patients, families and staff in the System. Residents are trained for advanced professional work in spiritual care. The resident is paid a stipend which enables this year of clinical education. They are thus employees who serve as chaplains providing care for patients, families and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Educational Responsibilities:* Residents will attend all CPE seminars.* Residents are responsible to submit all written materials on time.* Residents are required to, in good faith, fully participate in the CPE seminars/curriculum.* Residents are responsible for managing their own personal/professional growth needs and communicating these to their peers/supervisor.* Fulfillment of responsibilities as listed in "Student Rights and Responsibilities." (Student Handbook section 3A)
  • Clinical Assignments:* Residents will be assigned as the chaplain responsible for spiritual care to patients, families and staff within a given service line. This ministry may include both in- and out-patient spiritual care. They will normally keep those assignments throughout the year.* If a clinical area/service line has interdisciplinary rounds, residents will be expected to attend as schedules permit. Administratively the educational program will try to be planned around these times.* Residents are required to keep a statistical record of their visits and other activities on a Clinical Ministry Record and/or the "Encounter Card" provided by the department.* Other chaplains are expected to get approval from the designated chaplain in a service line before visiting or following up on a patient in that area.* Interaction with patient's home clergy when necessary is expected with patient's permission.
  • On-Call Expectations: * Full-time residents are expected to administrate the on-call program in cooperation with chaplain interns, night ministry staff and the administrative assistant. * When applicable, the on-call resident will be responsible for Pre-Operative spiritual care visits. However, other residents, chaplain interns and staff may be available to make these calls, if possible. * It is the responsibility of the on-call chaplain to answer all traumas, codes, deaths, requests for visits, as well as round through all nursing units when on-call.
  • Organizational Responsibilities:* Residents will receive a stipend, the amount of which is stipulated in their letter of acceptance. They will also receive health and other benefits as provided by WellSpan Health.* Residents are responsible for attending employee and CPE orientation and meetings on safety, security and infection control, and documenting their attendance.* Residents are responsible for becoming familiar with the department and WellSpan Health policies and procedures and being accountable for such to her/his supervisor.* Residents are responsible for providing orientation, tour of facilities and feedback to supervisor in the interview process of residency applicants.* Residents will maintain their year-long commitment to the CPE residency program.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Occasionally
  • Walking - Occasionally
  • Sitting - Frequently
  • Reaching - Rarely
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally


Minimum Education:

  • Masters Degree in Theological or equivalent studies Required

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At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

James Kane
James Kane
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

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  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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