CentraState Healthcare System

Coordinator Pastoral Care

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/11/2021 9:05 AM)
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
CentraState Medical Center


Under the direction of the Director of Volunteer and Guest Services, oversees the operation of the Pastoral Care Services. Attends to spiritual concerns and provide emotional support to patients, families and the staff. Provides for specific religious/cultural needs through the department, local clergy and volunteers. Interacts with patients/residents and families, staff, members of management, volunteers and external agencies.


  • Develops and updates department policy and procedure manual.
  • Plans and manages pastoral care services budgets and expenditures.
  • Conducts quality audits as indicated.
  • Leads appropriate support groups (ex: Spiritual Inpatient Behavioral Health Support Group, Bereavement, Crisis Interventions, Caregiver).
  • Provides/coordinates formal prayer services for patients, visitors and staff.
  • Ensures chapel is appropriately maintained.
  • Provides staff in-services and other educational programs as necessary.
  • Coordinates events/holidays/rituals specific to the recognition of various faiths, i.e. memorial services.
  • Contributes to Bioethics Committee and Palliative Care Hospice.
  • Brings emotional and spiritual care to patients and families as needed by responding to referrals, requests, rounding, and attending discharge rounds, interdiscipline team meetings (i.e. Palliative Care).
  • Represents CentraState to local clergy community and coordinates with community clergy to provide follow-up and continued spiritual care and comfort to patients and families following discharge and in community, i.e. member of the Freehold Clergy Association.
  • Develops and assures a system for emergency call for spiritual crises situations.
  • Participates in divisional or System-wide initiatives by providing service and counsel in area of expertise.
  • Creates and maintains publications for departments.
  • Trains and educates other chaplains and volunteers as needed.



Masters of Pastoral Studies or equivalent (Theology, Divinity) from an accredited theology school. Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education required.


Work Experience:

Pastoral Experience in a Healthcare setting required


Licenses and Certifications:

Board Certified preferred


Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team

About Us

CentraState Healthcare System aims to enhance the health and well-being of our communities through the compassionate delivery of quality healthcare. We are confident that you will find success within CentraState Healthcare System, which is Magnet Recognized and was designation a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work®. When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing in high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in healthcare, and making a difference in our community.


We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!


What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • Leading edge technology
  • Great staff-to-patient ratio’s
  • Career Development and Growth Opportunity
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Comprehensive Retirement / Savings Programs
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility


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