North Carolina, United States
15 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Occupational Summary

Provide a full ministry of pastoral care and spiritual support and counseling to patients, families, and staff in assigned areas within hospital, hospice, or community programs.

Work Performed

Level I:-Provide immediate and long-term assessment of the spiritual situation and needs of the persons in the assigned areas.-On referral and at the chaplain's initiative, provide pastoral care and counseling, to include the full range of sacraments and rituals of the religious community.-For persons of other faith perspectives who wish ministry from within their faith, identify and make referrals to appropriate and available clergy or religious leaders in the community.-Provide support to hospital staff in the assigned areas through individual counseling and through structured group meetings.-Participate in the assessment, education and resolution of medical ethical issues in the assigned areas.-Develop the pastoral component in interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas.Level II:-Develop a program of outreach to community clergy and religious leaders for the purpose of creating adjunct chaplaincy-Provide administrative supervision for chaplain residents and interns assigned to this chaplain’s area-Conduct ongoing pastoral evaluation and pastoral research programs in assigned areas-Conduct seminars with focus on specific pastoral care issues for chaplain residents and interns.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Level I:Skills in crisis intervention.Ability to provide ministry in high stress environment Skills in pastoral assessment Physically capable of sustained work in high stress environment.Level II:Skills in supervising the clinical work of chaplain interns and residents

Level Characteristics

Level II:Development of administrative and mentoring skills for coordinating and administering a pastoral care spiritual support ministry in a major component of the health system, to include participation in the training programs for chaplain interns and residents

Job Code


Requisition Number


Location Raleigh


Job Family Level F1

Full Time / Part Time PART TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Master of Divinity or equivalent degree.Level I:Completion of one year's residency in Clinical Pastoral Education.Level II:Completion of a second year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education


Level I:Six months pastoral ministry, in church or institution.Level II:Three years of experience as a clinical chaplain

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Level I:Eligible for certification as "Board Certified Chaplain" by the Association of Professional Chaplains.Denominational Endorsement.Level II Clinical membership in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education,Inc (preferred)