Hospital Chaplain/UKHC

Job description

Job Title:

Hospital Chaplain/UKHC

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

H4005:Office of Patient Experience

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Salary Range:


Type of Position:


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Required Education:

MDiv or MTH

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Required Related Experience:

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Board Certified or Eligible

Physical Requirements:

Requires handling of light-weight objects up to 20 pounds; standing, walking and sitting for extended periods of time.


Primarily day shift weekdays, possible evenings, overnight, some weekends and holidays.

Job Summary:

University of Kentucky HealthCare (UKHC) is currently seeking a full-time chaplain with primary responsibilities in palliative care. The chaplain will provide direct patient care, make spiritual assessments, prioritize pastoral care needs, provide sacraments or make provisions for such and address interfaith needs. Other responsibilities will include preparing and provide memorial or worship services sensitive to the interfaith community, providing counseling, support and educational opportunities for health care team members.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of basic skills (reading, writing, and math). Requires knowledge and skills such as maintaining records and files, general office work and interpersonal skills. Requires knowledge and skills of a professional area within health care typically obtained through experience or a four-year college degree.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Palliative chaplaincy experience preferred. Required: Master of Divinity (preferred) or Master of Theology. A minimum of one year of experience in a clinical setting; four units of Clinical Pastoral Education from an ACPE accredited training center; endorsement by a religious body as a chaplain and Board Certified or eligible for certification through the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) required.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time