Provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, their families and staff within the hospital. Works closely with interdisciplinary team to meet holistic needs of patient-family care, including religious rites and services as appropriate. Works alongside spiritual care team to meet both clinical and organizational needs within the hospital as appropriate. Accredited and in good standing by appropriate faith group.
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth, is a 431-bed acute care and trauma center, and is a regional leader in spine and orthopedics, cardiology, oncology, general surgery, critical care and trauma, birthing, neonatal care, and bariatrics. As the largest Magnet hospital between Houston and Baton Rouge, CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth offers a positive, patient-focused environment providing the highest level of care possible for the community.
The hospital is the recipient of the 2013 Consumer Choice #1 Award for the ninth consecutive year from the National Research Corporation. In addition, St. Elizabeth received The Joint Commission's (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval as a Primary Stroke Center and TJC's Gold Seal of Approval for Heart Failure Certification.
The facility is the only Level III Trauma Center in the area. Nationally recognized physicians work at the forefront of research, clinical trials, treatment, and care. The team has the Stroke Honor Roll designation and the 'Get With The Guidelines' Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure Treatment from the American Heart and Stroke Association.
CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has received a full, three-year designation recognizing the facility adheres to the highest standards and rigorous best practices of a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, now considered a Level III by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has also recognized CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth through their "International Recognition of Baby Friendly Hospital" program.
Master's Degree in Theology or Divinity
Minimum of two years of experience in pastoral ministry
Board certified or board certifiable
If Board certified, certification must be from the National Associate of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.