Staff Chaplain

Posted Date: 6/1/2023

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Spiritual Care
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY Attends to the spiritual and emotional health of patients, residents, tenants, guests and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides spiritual and emotional care to patients/residents in the Hospital & Nursing Home. Records all necessary documents and records and properly files information within the medical record.

Responds to emergencies, traumas and any other referrals from hospital staff.

Shares on-call coverage with Spiritual Care staff and volunteers.

Communicates with local ministers and priests as needed, giving pertinent information regarding care of patients and other necessary hospital information.

Assists with organizing volunteers to distribute Holy Communion to Catholic patients and residents at scheduled times. Fills in for volunteers in their absence as available.

May participate Participates in the collaboration with local and retired priests to assure mass coverage, Sunday through Friday.

Attends Eucharistic celebration as available; assists residents to mass and devotions when needed. Leads morning prayer over the public address system daily.

Participates in creating seasonal displays throughout campus reflecting different ‘seasons of the church’.

Participates in memorial/prayer services for staff as needed.

Helps coordinates ‘No One Dies’ Alone Program, and Food Drives throughout the year.

Participates May participate in educating Administration and staff on Franciscan Legacy and Values.

Exhibits a presence at Hospital & Nursing Home events.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs. Facilitates, organizes and orientates clergy to clergy response for hospital–wide disaster drills.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony’s Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university is preferred; Master’s preferred; 1-2 years chaplain experience preferred, 1-2 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a plus. Knowledge of Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare is a plus.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, patients, families and the general public.


Must be of Catholic faith.

Completion of 1 or 2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education.  Must complete at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education within 2 years of hire.

Membership of Association of Chaplains (NACC) or ACPE.

Board Certified or working towards certification.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, talk, and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and reach with hands required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.