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Job Title: Chaplain Resident

Company: Westchester Medical Center

City/State: Valhalla, NY

Category: Executive/Management

Department: Pastoral Care

Position: Full Time

Hours: Mon-Sun 35 hrs/week

Shift: Variable

Req #: 26161

Job Details:

Internal Posting- 8/5/21- 8/19/21 – This is a hospital based position located at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY–


Under direct supervision of the Director Pastoral Care or certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, the Chaplain Residentparticipates in a Clinical Pastoral Education Program designed to develop pastoral formation, competence and reflection. Incumbents engage in supervised clinical practice in ministry and participate in integrated group and individual educational and training activities.Does related work as required.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of the religion represented; knowledge of health care procedures; knowledge of the parish clergy’s ministry; knowledge of other faiths and denominations within those faiths; familiarity with the operation of the hospital’s nursing, geriatric, penal and psychiatric units; skill in interpersonal communication; ability to control one’s own emotional needs or psychological dynamics from conflicting with the duties of the position; ability to commit oneself to caring for the spiritual, psychosocial and physical needs of persons served; ability to incorporate operational and integrated knowledge of the field in making pastoral diagnostic assessment; ability to listen; ability to approach with understanding individual spiritual and personal problems; ability to understand the special problems of, and to deal effectively with, the sick, the aged and law offenders; ability to work in cooperation with clergymen of all faiths and with institution staff; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments; dependability, initiative, resourcefulness, tolerance, patience, flexibility; perception; integrity; sound judgment; physical condition commensurate with the requirements of the position.


Either: (a) successful completion of 60 credits* toward a Master of Divinity or Master of Hebrew Letters degree, or (b) successful completion of 60 credits* towards a Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, education, or therapeutic field; or (c)possession of a Bachelor’s degree* in theology; or (d) possession of a Master’s degree* and successful completion of one unit of clinical pastoral education.**Special Note:Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution recognized or accredited by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.

About Us:

Westchester Medical Center

Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital in Valhalla, NY, provides local residents with acute-care services — Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more — found nowhere else in the region. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other Hudson Valley hospitals and serves as a lifeline for more than 3 million.