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Manager Spiritual Care

Pastoral Care


Address   Franciscan Health
    8111 South Emerson Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46237

Hours  Available Anytime

Calendar  Full-Time; 40.00/week

Education Master's Required


A leading minister of faith 


Here at Franciscan Health we joyfully continue Christ’s ministry. We know that a patient’s needs extend beyond the body to include the spirit and mind. Faith is a part of everything we do. Our Spiritual Care Managers support our staff, our families and our patients. Do you feel called to be part of our Spiritual Care Team?

Are you willing and able to respond to emergency requests? Are you good with people? Are you a person of faith who loves to share that faith? Can you be a pastoral leader that supports our culture? We have a special place for your skills.


  • Assist in developing policies and procedures that guide and support Spiritual Care Services.
  • Provide direction to subordinates: delegating, role modeling, mentoring, facilitating.
  • Function as coordinator of the chaplaincy team.
  • Collaborate with other chaplains to integrate department into overall hospital goals.
  • Provide input to the Director with performance appraisals of staff members.
  • Facilitate development and education of staff.
  • On a as needed basis, could perform these function: 
    • Provide counseling to patients, families with awareness of the age - specific psycho-social and spiritual needs of the patients.
    • Perform initial visits.
    • Provides Pastoral presence for acute & crisis intervention:
      • Surgeries
      • Death (during & after)
      • Codes
      • Advance Directives
    • Provide memorial & interfaith services.
    • Celebrate Sacraments & ministers Sacramentals



  • Maintain knowledge base to serve as catalyst for innovation, action, results.
  • Excellent leadership and managerial abilities in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and pastoral skills.
  • Identify personal learning needs.  Seek opportunity for continued learning.




  • 4 year experience in providing ministry in an acute healthcare environment is preferred.
  • 2 years leadership/manager role in Spiritual Care is preferred
  • A practicing Catholic with experience in Catholic healthcare who understands and is committed to Catholic healthcare is required.


Must meet the General Requirements of Franciscan Health and in addition achieve and maintain board certification by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Association of Professional Chaplains, or National Association of Jewish Chaplains within 2 years of hire date.  Board certification requirements include:

  • Ecclesiastical endorsement.
  • Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, Religion, or Christian Spirituality from an accredited school.
  • Four units of Clinical Professional Education from an accredited center.
  • Adherence to Code of Ethics
  • Demonstration of proficiency in meeting standards of professional pastoral care in the areas of Theory of Pastoral Care, Identity and Conduct, Pastoral Skills, and Professional Skills.



It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law.

Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights.

Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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