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AdventHealth Staff Chaplain PRN Tampa in Tampa, Florida


Staff Chaplain PRN (As Needed) AdventHealth Tampa

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa

  • Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.
  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery
  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:


You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Complies with the Employee Code of Conduct
  • Assures department compliance with all federal, state and local laws; rules and government regulations
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to perform patient assessments/interventions by identifying, physical, psychosocial and developmental needs and adapting interventions accordingly
  • The Chaplain’s role will be in the areas of comforter, liturgist, witness, resource person, and counselor with the specific intent to help others, through words, acts, and relationships, to experience as fully as possible the reality of God’s presence and love in their lives
  • Maintains an ecumenical spirit within the hospital and sense of hospitality for people of all faiths
  • Establishes positive working relationship within the hospital among all members of the health care, patients, and families
  • Respects patient privacy, confidentiality and dignity.
  • Maintains open communication with area clergy (with the patient’s permission)concerning the needs of their parishioner
  • Creates positive image by demonstrating a professional manner in all encounters
  • Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers, in person, electronically or on the telephone.
  • Chaplain will provide ministry of presence for patients and/or families in times of crises as a witness of God’s love and concern
  • Makes rounds and visits patients as their needs for pastoral services is determined and provides pastoral counseling as needed.
  • Assists patients and families to cope with fears and anxieties resulting from illness.
  • Administers the Sacraments to patients upon request –referring to appropriate clergy as needed
  • Assists patients facing death
  • Comforts patient’s family and friends at the time of illness or death.
  • Demonstrates evidence of continuous professional development by”

  • Identifying own learning needs, and seeking opportunities for self-growth and career advancement

  • Attending annual mandatory in-services and required meetings and continuing education

  • Communicates all problem or potential problems and concerns related to confidentiality to the Director

  • The Chaplain shall also respond on an on-call basis to immediate and emergency medical crises as they happen and the attending hospital staff deem the need for pastoral care/support
  • Prioritizes the multi-patient task-list on Cerner for daily patient consults
  • Per diem scheduling as determined by the manager of the Spiritual Care department
  • Available for week night and weekend (24 hour) On Call rotations as scheduled; with the stipulation that if unavailable for scheduling more than twice in a year without adequate notice or rationale; job status will be evaluated.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
  • Fulfills commitments to accomplish department goals
  • Prioritizes work effectively and manages time well


What You Will Need:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Religion/ Theology or Pastoral Care
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated ability to work as a team member in an ecumenical setting


  • Ordained Minister, Commissioned. Licensed Clergy.
  • One unit Clinical Pastoral Education (work toward second unit in a year)


Master’ of Divinity or graduate degree in related field .

Bilingual in Spanish and English


  • Residency at accredited Clinical Pastoral Education site with ACPE
  • two CPE units—for Per Diem Chaplains. Full time Chaplain 4 units

(may advance from two units within 3 years.)

  • Board Certification through the Association of Professional Chaplains

Job Summary:

The Chaplain is a member of the health care team who provides for the pastoral needs of patients, families, and staff. Through professional training in the areas of theology, spirituality, worship, and counseling , assists patients to understand more fully life’s events as they relate to their spiritual and emotional well-being.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Pastoral Care

Organization: AdventHealth Tampa

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: 1 - Day

Travel: No

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.