PRN Chaplain

Gettysburg, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 69601


The PRN Chaplain ministers to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, visitors and staff members. As a member of multidisciplinary team, the PRN Chaplain participates in the healing process of the whole person. This is a position to support our patients, their families and staff on an as-needed basis including overnight and weekend shifts. The PRN Chaplain also performs or arranges religious services and participates in all activities of the Department. Because timing for support is critical, we are looking for individuals who can report to the WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital within 20 minutes.



  • Participates in a spiritual assessment of the patient/family/caregivers, as indicated.
  • Facilitates the development of a plan of care to meet the identified spiritual needs in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides direct spiritual care to patients/families/caregivers/staff, when needed.
  • Serves as a liaison to community chaplains and spiritual counselors, as indicated.
  • Documents all patient/family/caregiver contacts and provides additional written, pertinent information as indicated.
  • Participates in patient care conferences and interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Provides consultation, education and support to the interdisciplinary team on spiritual care.
  • Provides for funeral or memorial services or other services as requested by patient/families.
  • Provides bereavement support.
  • Provides spiritual/pastoral support to staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Spiritual Care and Education




  • Master level education in ministry or pastoral counseling from an accredited educational institution (equivalency may be considered by Manager).
  • Ordained/Endorsed by recognized religious body/proper ecclesiastical authority.
  • Certified (or eligible) Chaplain by Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)
  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in pastoral care or counseling settings.
  • Excellent oral, written and listening communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the hospital ministry process.
  • Effective communication with professionals of all disciplines.
  • Emotional maturity: ability to cope effectively with stress, trauma and continual loss situations.
  • Understanding and acceptance of WellSpan Health’s Mission, Vision and Values.


LOCATION: This position is servicing our patients at the WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and area.


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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • 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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Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)