Dignity Health Chaplain Certified in REDDING, California


Mercy Medical Center Redding offers comprehensive health care to nearly 300,000 residents in a six-county region. Mercy Medical Center Redding is an award-winning 267-bed regional medical center providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as specialized cardiovascular care, stroke care, orthopedics, neurological surgery, comprehensive cancer care, maternity care, and da Vinci robotic surgery. It is one of only two Level II trauma centers north of Sacramento and houses the only Community Level III neonatal ICU in Shasta County. In addition, the hospital’s network of care includes Mercy Home Health and Hospice, Golden Umbrella Adult Day Health Care, and Shasta Senior Nutrition Program. Mercy Medical Center Redding is a member of the Dignity Health system of health care providers and are a sister facility to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta. Visitto learn more.


Position Summary:

The incumbent provides spiritual and emotional support for patients, their families and members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. The incumbent collaborates with members of the healthcare team to promote a comprehensive approach to meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of all who are in need of healing and hope. Acting as a liaison between the hospital and faith communities, the incumbent also works closely with the local religious representatives to provide continuity of spiritual care.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Divinity or Theology or related field required

  • Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education and all course work needed for certification required

  • Current APC or NACC license required

  • Endorsement by a leader in their faith tradition required

  • Excellent listening and communication skills that includes an ability to articulate a developed personal spirituality based on a compassionate God

  • Ability to articulate and demonstrate their lifestyle which includes nurturing his or her own spirituality

  • Possesses the necessary resources to make available meaningful religious practices that respects the spirituality that each individual possesses which honors and facilitates the spiritual traditions of patients and families

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Advanced Directives and Patient Bill of Rights preferred

  • Working knowledge and understanding of legislation and healthcare worker's responsibilities regarding issues to include, but not limited to: Child/Elder/Domestic Abuse reporting, Organ and Tissue procurement preferred

  • Understanding of the legal issues for all aspects of patient care preferred

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Job ID 2018-58877

Employment Type Full Time

Department Chaplaincy Services & Pastoral Care

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Mercy Medical Center Redding

Shift Evening

Location REDDING

State/Province CA

Standard Hours 3:30pm to 12:00am

Work Schedule 8 Hour