Job Description

Job Title: Chaplain, On Call
Job ID: 663880
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Pat _ Fam Support Serv
Location: 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


UPMC Montefiore Hospital is seeking a Roman Catholic Priest to provide pastoral care to all patients and their families. This is a Casual position and will be typically be scheduled for weekends. May be required to work some weekday hours as needed.

  • Communicate well in professional exchange of ideas with staff.
  • Demonstrate responsbile and committed pastoral care to patient population.
  • Triage calls/requests to appropriate chaplain when need arises.
  • Understand hospital and department standards and policies.
  • WHEN IN-HOUSE: Provide pastoral care in routine and emergent situations. Complete required documentation. Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings as required.
  • When ON-CALL: Have pager on before on-call period begins. Be within 20 miles of the hospital when on-call. Answer pager immediately. Handle emergency calls and/or be able to arrive at UPMC Presby/Montefiore within 30 minutes of request. Handle non-emergency calls immediately by leaving a referral to the staff chaplains on Audix (phone message system). Write up all call by using the Long-Range Pager Reprot and the Interdisciplinary sheet found in patient's chart.


  • Understanding of health care ministry.  
  • Knowledge of religious values and traditions. 
  • Minimum 2 units Clinical Pastoral Education preferred.  
  • Spiritual maturity and emotional stability.  
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide pastoral care to patients served. 
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.  
  • Sensitivity to multi-cultural/religious diversity.  
  • Ability to adapt to on-going change.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Ordained Roman Catholic Priest in good standing 
  • Endorsement by the Bishop and/or religious superior and granted faculties by the local Bishop 
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $20.60 to $35.57

Union Position: No

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