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Ascension Health Chaplain- Pediatric Palliative Care in Austin, Texas

We Are Hiring

Chaplain - Pediatric Pallative Care

Pastoral Spiritual Care 001 -

Full-Time,Rotating -

Dell Children's Medical Center - Austin,TX

Ideal candidate will have health care experience preferably with pediatric patients. Experience with Hematology Oncology patients would be a definite plus. We need Chaplains with a heart for ministry coupled with required Master’s Degree, CPE units, and Board Certification or ecclesiastical Endorsement with road map to certify within 2 years of hire.

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, is a faith-based non-profit healthcare system founded in 1902 by the Daughters of Charity. Called to be a sign of God’s unconditional love for all, Ascension Seton strives to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services. Ascension Seton operates more than 100 clinical locations, including four teaching hospitals which serve as training sites for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Seton you will have the opportunity to provide religious and spiritual care and counsel for emotional and spiritual distress to patients, their families, associates and others with attention to diverse spiritual orientations and cultures.


  • Provides pastoral care to the local ministry and community through performing sacraments, rituals, blessings and liturgies.

  • Participates and collaborates with others in the delivery of holistic patient care.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with patients, families and associates through regular visitations and communication in order to create spiritual and religious connections.

  • Mentors Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) students and fellows.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • Chaplain specializing in Cert of Endorsement obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • For those not certified as noted, ecclesiastical endorsement is required at the time of hire.

  • Board Certification from the APC, NACC, CASC, or NAJC (or certification obtained within 2 years of hire, risking termination if not obtained within timeframe) is required.

  • 4 Units Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from institution(s) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).


  • Diploma

  • Master's Degree in Divinity, Theology, or a related field from an accredited school is required.

  • 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the ACPE is required . (there are many types of degrees that qualify for theological studies) from an institution accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation ( that involves a minimum of 72 semester credit hours (108 quarter credits).

Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years of healthcare experience as a chaplain is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.

It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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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