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Chaplain Resident-Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Program

Job Title Chaplain Resident-Clinical Pastoral Education Residency Program Location Danville, PA Job Category Residents/Fellows Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Spiritual Care & Education Division Date posted 12/07/2023 Job ID R-55605

Job Summary

Provides interfaith spiritual, emotional and psycho-social support to inpatients, outpatients families and staff. Participates as a full member of the interdisciplinary health care team and the trauma team. This is a one year/4 CPE unit program of adult learning and clinical practice.

Job Duties

  • Provides daily, direct spiritual care services and on rotating assigned units.
  • Prioritizes Spiritual Care in order of urgency, attempting to see every patient at least once during their hospital stay.
  • Consults with staff as needed to adequately respond to patient needs.
  • Attends IDT Meetings as able on their assigned floors.
  • Serves as the Primary Chaplain during 24-hour, on duty shifts.
  • Completes electronic charting and written notes in log book.
  • Provides 24-hour coverage in the hospital.
  • Serves on the trauma team, providing support to families as well as being a liaison with the medical staff.
  • Responds to all requests for patient or staff support.
  • Responds to all Traumas, Alerts and RRTs.
  • Triages emergency calls for the Catholic priest and other faith representatives.
  • Participates in worship opportunities and quarterly Services of Remembrance.
  • Chaplains are responsible for adhering to Geisinger policies and standards concerning patient care.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

This is a one year/4 CPE unit program of adult learning and clinical practice.

Residency Program starts August 12, 2024


Master's Degree-Related Field of Study (Required), Master's Degree-Divinity (Preferred)

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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