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Chaplain, On Call


The Patient and Family Support Services department at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, the flagship of the UPMC Health System, is recruiting for an On Call Chaplain. UPMC Presbyterian is a large full service Level 1 Trauma center with a robust organ Transplant program. The urban campus is located in the Pittsburgh, PA neighborhood of Oakland. 


Provide pastoral care to all patients and their families.

  • Triage calls/requests to appropriate chaplain when need arises.
  • Understand hospital and department standards and policies.
  • AT ALL TIMES: Demonstrate responsible and committed pastoral care to patient population.
  • WHEN IN-HOUSE: Provide pastoral care in routine and emergent situations. Complete required documentation. Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings as required. Communicate well in professional exchange of ideas with staff.
  • 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 Report 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:
Ordination or Commission to function in a ministry of pastoral care and endorsement by his/her denomination authority or; Ordained Priest in good standing; Rabbi in good standing. Endorsement by the religious superior/ecclesial body.

Endorsement by the Bishop and/or religious superior and granted faculties by the local Bishop.

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