Manager-Spiritual Care & Education

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 58101

Position Summary:


General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Director-Spiritual Care & Education, manages the Clinical Pastoral Education Program and other Spiritual Care training programs for chaplain interns and residents, hospital staff members and the community. Provides spiritual counseling and guidance to patients, families, and staff and performs or arranges for religious services to meet patient needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Manages all aspects of the Clinical Pastoral Education Program including developing and administering the program,
performing instructional duties, program evaluation, planning and budgeting.
2 Coordinates visitation of newly admitted patients, makes routine visits on a spiritual level, make routine visits to patients, providing counsel and guidance as
requested/needed. Cooperates with health care team in assisting patient to make personal adjustments.
3 Meets with patients and employees upon request for spiritual care and counseling. Arranges for group counseling and
4 Administers the sacraments and performs religious rites such as baptism, or arranges for appropriate religious leader to do so.
5 Evaluates patient needs for spiritual guidance and counseling and initiates or recommends individual programs and services to meet those needs.
6 Consults with hospital staff regarding hospital ministry. Collaborates with members of the hospital care team in
identifying and resolving problems. Acts as a liaison between patient, family, and hospital staff during periods of crisis,
e.g. illness, dying, lengthy or difficult surgery.
7 Completes medical chart documentation in general and as required in specific religious rites such as baptism.Represents spiritual care on hospital committees such as Ethics Committee, Gift of Life, Decedent Affairs,  etc. . Under required certification we need to add: Board Certified Chaplain (BCCI) or equivalent




Required Skills



  Minimum Education           Master's Degree


  Minimum Experience          3 - 5 years


  Req Cert/Registration          ACPE Supervisor; Ordained/Commissioned by recognized religious body & endorsed by proper ecclesiastical authority



Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Diversity & Inclusion at WellSpan

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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