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University of Utah Health Chaplain- PRN in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


We are University of Utah Health. As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA


  • This position assesses spiritual care needs, and also develops, implements, and updates spiritual care treatment plans in order to meet culturally appropriate emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families according to best-practice standards for professional chaplains.

  • The position also provides spiritual care support to hospital staff.

  • PRN Chaplain Role

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

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  • Completes spiritual needs assessments and formulates interventions strategies based on professional best practice guidelines for addressing spiritual care needs

  • Actively collaborates with all members of the treatment team, furthering team-based understanding of significant spiritual needs and spiritual/emotional factors contributing to the patient's well-being.

  • In coordination with other IDT members, provides patient/family/staff support in times of crisis, death or difficult diagnoses per hospital and professional protocols.

  • Provides spiritually appropriate counseling or guidance in individual and group settings, affirming the dignity, diversity, and autonomy of an individual’s own orientation to spirituality and/or religion.

  • Conducts and/or assists in coordination of individual, communal, and/or public religious rituals including prayer, spiritually-informed mindfulness/centering, baptisms, weddings, seasonal worship services, and at end-of-life.

  • Liaises between patients/families and community-faith leaders to coordinate tradition-specific spiritual care.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated respect for religious/spiritual diversity, for the care recipient’s religious/spiritual orientation and the ability to provide spiritual care in accordance with this frame.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and active listening skills.

  • Excellent public speaking and leadership ability .

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and evidence of ability to effectively connect with people of all ages with empathy and compassion.


Qualifications Required

  • Demonstrated progress towards Board Certification eligibility by the Association of Professional Chaplains or other nationally recognized certifying body (NACC, NAJC, CACC).

  • Endorsement and good-standing with an APC-recognized faith-body.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • At least one year experience working in a Trauma Level I or II level hospital.

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position may stand for sustained periods of time and/or walk for long distances moving from one area to another that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 59563

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type PRN

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Monday-Friday 0800-1830, Saturday-Sunday 0800-1830

Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Non-Clinical

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Workplace Set Up On-site


State UT


Category Social Services