Sutter Health Chaplain - Hospice (Concord) in Concord, California


The Chaplain provides direct pastoral care to Hospice patients and families including spiritual assessment, crisis intervention, counseling and linkage with spiritual resources. Provides consultation and training on spiritual aspects of care as a member of the interdisciplinary hospice team. Serves as a liaison to community.



Master's With a Theological focus from accredited institution required.

Other Ministerial education for ordination, licensure, or endorsement; Current letter of endorsement or support from a spiritual faith group Required

Other 1 unit CPE from an approved ACPE Required

Other Board Certified Eligible Preferred

Other 4 units CPE from an approved ACPE center Preferred


3-5 years Experience in parish setting or equivalent Required

3-5 years Minimum 3 years of full time work required Required

0-2 years Active membership in a pastoral care professional organization. Required

0-2 years Healthcare experience preferred. Preferred

Skills and Knowledge

Must have the ability to function independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; ability to exercise independent, sound judgment in planning and providing patient care.

Knowledge of state and federal home care regulatory guidelines preferred.

Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and communication and the influence of cultural and spiritual values in providing spiritual care.

Knowledge and skills necessary to provide spiritual care appropriate to the age-specific needs of neonates, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Knowledge of individual and family development over the lifespan.

Ability to gather and assess data reflective of the patient and family’s developmental stage including end of life issues.

Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility, energy and creativity.

Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers.

Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to manage resources for patient care in a cost-effective manner.

Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers and management.

Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and providing patient care.

Demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in implementing plan of treatment.

Excellent organizational skills.

Access to a reliable motor vehicle to travel to patient sites.

Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor.

Must be able to deal with a challenging work environment from time demands and conflicting priorities.

Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements.

At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate.

Primary Location: California, East Bay, Concord

Organization: Sutter Care at Home

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.