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Palliative Chaplain

CHI Health Clinic Omaha, Nebraska
Requisition ID 2021-189585 Employment Type Full Time Department Palliative Care Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Standard Hours Monday-Friday Remote No

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



This position contributes to the CHI Mission and Values by providing Palliative Chaplain Support. As Palliative Chaplain, the incumbent will provide spiritual, religious and emotional support to palliative patients and their families and to advance competence of palliative spiritual care across the system


  • Assess, provide and document comprehensive spiritual, religious and emotional care of palliative care patients and their families at Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy.
  • Work as a liaison between the palliative care team and the pastoral care departments at all Omaha palliative inpatient consult sites.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary rounds and contribute to interdisciplinary plans of care that address patient/family physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs (i.e. pain, confusion about diagnosis, etc.)
  • Fulfill teaching responsibilities to undergraduate medical students, graduate medical residents, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) fellows enrolled at Creighton University.
  • Provide expert level guidance to the system implementation of clinical, operational and educational interventions designed to promote equitable access to high quality palliative care – including research, quality improvement and operational innovation.

  • Master of Divinity required
  • Experience in hospice or palliative care chaplaincy service
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, effective written and oral communication, diplomacy, organizational and analytic skills
  • Ability to chart effectively
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability to be self-directed, assertive and creative in problem solving, systems planning and patient care management in a high-volume work environment
  • Experience with program innovation and development
  • Abide by the Common Standards for Professional Chaplaincy and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Ethical and Religious Directives.
  • Accepting and understanding of diverse religious beliefs and practices.

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