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Providence Manager, Spiritual Care in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a Manager of Spiritual Care (Full time/Day shift) to Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

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We are seeking a Manager of Spiritual Care who will provide managerial oversight and leadership to the Spiritual Care Department. Provide spiritual care and support to patients and employees. Provide leadership in integrating spiritual care into the care of the whole person. Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to patients of differing cultures and backgrounds. Possess knowledge of, and reverence for, the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and demonstrates ability to collaborate effectively with the Ecclesial structures of the Church. Clearly articulate the Mission of Providence Health and Services.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate Providence Health and Services core values of respect, justice, compassion, stewardship, and excellence to customers, employees, and visitors; and provide quality service in the performance of work assignments and duties

  • Select, orient and assign department chaplaincy staff. Assure delivery of Spiritual Care within the Standards for Spiritual Care of the Providence Health and Services. Evaluate performance, and initiate or make recommendations for personnel actions. Maintain effective communication with staff chaplains through staff meetings and other means of communication

  • Plan, organize, direct and schedule spiritual programs and services that meet the needs of patient/patient families, hospital employees, and medical staff

  • Welcome and host CPE residents and interns into the Spiritual Care Department. Assure the department provides for all its responsibilities as a CPE Ministry Site as defined in the CPE Student Handbook

  • Provide for specific needs of individual faiths by fostering an ecumenical approach to hospital ministry

  • Develop goals and objectives, and establishes and implements policies and procedures for quality improvement

  • Provide for the administration of sacraments, scheduling of religious/worship services and prayer services or arranges for visiting clergy to do so. Visit patients to provide spiritual care and support, and cooperates with health care team in assisting patients to make personal adjustments

  • Develop and recommend department operating budget and ensures that department operates within budget.

  • Consult with hospital staff regarding ministry. Collaborate with members of the health care team in identifying and resolving problems

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program and safety standards

  • Participate on special projects as directed/requested, including representing the hospital at interfaith meetings, community events, etc. as requested

  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise

  • Participate in hospital/medical staff committee meetings as required. Attend and serve on professional/civic service organizations as hospital representative, and attends Leadership Forum meetings

  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of department reports. Prepare periodic reports for senior management, as required


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Divinity or equivalent.

  • 4 Units of CPE completed at an ACPE or NACC Accredited Center or one equivalency unit will be accepted if so granted by APC, NACC or NAJC

  • Board Certification through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Jewish Chaplains, Association of Clinical Pastoral Educators, OR the Association of Pastoral Counselors

  • Managerial and supervisory experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 271979