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Texas Health Resources Manager Pastoral Care-Texas Health Denton in Denton, Texas

Texas Health Denton seeks to hire a Manager Pastoral Care

Location: Denton, TX

Core Hours

• Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

Job Description

Patient Care: Provide professional pastoral care to patients and their loved ones. Document spiritual assessments and interventions in electronic medical record.

Competently manage administrative functions and quality assurance for department (scheduling, timekeeping audits, chaplain EMR documentation audits, reports, goals, measurements, performance reviews, etc.) Perform other duties as assigned.

Interdisciplinary Team Integration and Care: Support entity administration and nursing leadership through Pastoral Care integration. Oversee department participation in entity committees and hospital process improvements. Participate in the ritual life of institution. Provide staff support, including entity leadership.

Serve as faith representative for hospital and liaison to area faith communities.

Develop/maintain annual goals and measurable outcomes in collaboration with the F&SI Director. Maintain requirements for board certification, which may include denominational requirements and continuing education.


Masters of Divinity or related degree from an accredited theological school required


6 years experience in pastoral care or congregational setting required

4 units of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education required

Licenses and Certifications

Board Certified Chaplain APC or NACC or similar credentialing agency and Ordination and endorsement by religious judicatory required upon hire


Demonstrate ability to integrate theological, ethical, and psychological resources into compassionate pastoral care. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Competency in basic computer use and electronic communication tools, e.g., email, calendar.

Ability to work with and relate to people of all faith traditions and cultural backgrounds. Ability to offer religious and spiritual rituals as requested by patients and staff. Ongoing proficiency in providing creative and appropriate opportunities for the expression of faith in the hospital setting. Ability to assess when referral to outside clergy for administration of religious rites is in order.

Excellent ability to work with people during crisis and bereavement, offering compassionate care and having familiarity with local resources to meet ongoing needs. Ability to debrief with clinical staff after critical incidents, with an understanding of cumulative stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue.

Adhere to all HIPAA rules and regulations with an eye to compliance. Utilize error prevention tools to regularly address safety and standards of care.

Ability to support and contribute to Faith and Spirituality Integration department team functioning, including but not exclusive to timely sharing of events or concerns with Director and engendering trust and collaboration with team members.

Flexibility to adjust work location and hours as needed due to circumstances related to patient volumes or need is required. Locations and hours of availability that may be pursued outside of the primary entity and hours will be agreed to on upon hire, or prior to working at other entities.

Travel Requirements

Local 5% Occasional trips to corporate headquarters in Arlington for meetings with Faith and Spirituality Integration leadership team.

At Texas Health Denton we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 255-bed, full-service hospital serving our community since 1987. Our central location provides convenient care to people in the DFW Metroplex and all across North Texas and Oklahoma. With more than 1,000 employees and 450+ physicians on our medical staff we are one of Denton County’s largest employers.

If you’re looking for heart and vascular care, women’s services, orthopedics and sports medicine, we’ve got it. Plus we’re a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and provide pain management, emergency medicine, and bariatric surgery.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Denton is a Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. and a Pathways to Excellence-designated hospital. We are the only choice in Denton for oncology services, women and infants’ services, and much more. Lastly, Texas Health Denton’s new Center for Women is under construction. This new building will bring the latest in obstetric care to North Texas as well as a new breast imaging center, outpatient physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and a 10-bed expansion to our emergency department.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.

Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.

At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

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