Ascension Health Associate Chaplain / Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola / PRN Rotating in Pensacola, Florida

Job ID: 219773

Associate Chaplain / Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola / PRN Rotating

Pensacola, Florida


Additional Job Information

Title: Associate Chaplain

City, State: Pensacola,FL

Location: Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola

Department: Pastoral Care Spiritual Care

Additional Job Details: PRN Rotating

Marketing Statement

Thank you for your interest in Northwest Florida’s leading health care provider – Sacred Heart Health System.

Northwest Florida is a growing, family-oriented community, offering a mild climate, year-round recreational opportunities and beautiful sugar-white beaches along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

As part of Ascension – the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system – Sacred Heart offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Our associates consistently give high ratings to their workplace engagement and leadership’s support for their well-being.

Sacred Heart was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1915. While our technology has improved dramatically and the buildings have grown and expanded, our commitment to the mission remains steadfast: to provide excellent health care to all people, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. For our more than 100-year history, we have been blessed with talented associates who believe in our mission and are dedicated to serving our patients and families.

Sacred Heart Health System includes hospital campuses in Pensacola, Miramar Beach and Port St. Joe, Florida, as well as The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart – Northwest Florida’s only children’s hospital – and Sacred Heart Medical Group, the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in Northwest Florida. In affiliation with the University of Florida, Sacred Heart offers the region’s only kidney transplant program, as well as physician residency programs to train the next generation of doctors in internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.

To learn more about Sacred Heart Health System, visit .

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Associate Chaplain ministers to the spiritual, emotional, psychosocial and cultural needs of patients, family members, and hospital staff.


  • Performs pastoral visitation, public worship services, and outreach services in assigned areas or to specific faith groups.

  • Assesses and responds to the spiritual and emotional needs of those counseled, including crisis intervention and bereavement.

  • Participates in an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care and patient health.

  • Documents visits and interventions appropriately according to the standards of the healthcare organization.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Eligible for certification as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) from a nationally recognized certifying body, preferably one of the following: National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Association of Professional Chaplains, and National Association of Jewish Chaplains. Associate Chaplains will be expected to obtain board certification within a two year period of being hired.


  • Master’s degree in Theology, Divinity, or Pastoral Ministry from an accredited educational institution

  • Minimum of four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from an ACPE, Inc center

  • Denominational/Faith Group endorsement

Work Experience:

  • One year of experience in health care/hospital ministry preferred.

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining the Sacred Heart Health System Team, please apply by completing an online application.

For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Sacred Heart Health System is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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