We’re a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
The Manager- Pastoral Services is responsible for the effective management of the day-to-day operations of the Pastoral Services Department (including organizing, scheduling, directing, and supporting chaplains and the department).
They will also provide spiritual care as a chaplain. Working with direct supervisors (mission and pastoral services), the manager will give input into development for the department, including budgeting, educational needs, personnel issues, and evaluations. Works collaboratively with supervisors, other departments in the facility, system-wide initiatives, and the local ministerial community to ensure quality, spiritual care to patients.
Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Minimum Education: Masters in Theology, Ministry or related studies.
2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as recognized by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains
Minimum Experience: Two years of recent health care experience
Minimum Certifications: Working toward certification with Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)
Preferred Education: 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as recognized by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains
Preferred Certifications: Board Certification through the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains
Preferred Experience: Five (5) years of healthcare ministry experience with at one or more years of leadership duties
We’ll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
Chaplain, Pastoral Care, Healthcare Ministry, Festus, Crystal City