Mount Sinai Careers

Chaplain, Mount Sinai Queens

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

258 - Dept of Spiritual Care & Ed- 2275404




Roles & Responsibilities:


Reporting to the Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Mount Sinai Hospital, the Staff Chaplain at Mount Sinai Queens is responsible for responding to the spiritual needs of patients, families and staff throughout the organization. The Staff Chaplain provides spiritual support to patients and their loved ones who are confronting serious illness, making difficult treatment decisions, feeling alienated or alone, or experiencing conflict, despair, or feelings of hopelessness. The Staff Chaplain functions as a team member of the Department of Spiritual Care and Education at Mount Sinai Queens and throughout the Mount Sinai Health System and establishes collaborative relationships with the interdisciplinary care team, other professionals, and the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Visit patients on assigned floors, throughout the hospital, and, as appropriate, in outpatient settings.
2. Assess patient and family spiritual needs and assist families in dealing with illness, trauma, and stress, offer appropriate interventions, and assess the outcomes of these interventions. 
3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide a safe environment and communicate effectively with all age groups of patients served by the Department of Spiritual Care and Education. 
4. Participate in the overnight and weekend on-call rotation. 
5. Maintain a working relationship between the Department of Spiritual Care and Education and medical staff, nursing staff, and other departments. 
6. Participate in interdisciplinary meetings in assigned patient care areas. 
7. Liaise with hospital priest and community clergy to ensure patients’ religious needs are met.
8. Precept CPE students, participate in orientation of new students, and teach didactics to CPE students, as needed. 
9. Participate in the organization and leadership of holiday services and in special activities connected to Pastoral Care Week and Nurses’ Week, among others.
10. Fulfill all documentation requirements, including appropriate charting in the electronic medical record.
11. Serve on hospital committees as needed.
12. Perform other related duties and activities as requested by the Director of the Department of Spiritual Care and Education.
13. Adhere to all departmental and hospital safety standards.
14. Attend all mandatory in-services. 
15. Participate in maintenance of proper administration procedures for department in accordance with institutional policies.
16. Participate in the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement. 
17. Adhere to all Mount Sinai Health System standards, policies, and procedures. 
18. Adhere to the code of ethics of the Association of Professional Chaplains.




Education Requirements
Master’s degree with a focus in theology or related fields preferred.
At least four units of CPE.

Experience Requirements
Three years’ experience working in healthcare chaplaincy 

Licensing and Certification Requirements (if applicable)
Certified – or certification eligible – by the Association of Professional Chaplains, Neshama: the Association of Jewish Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or the Spiritual Care Association.

Computer Skills
MS Office Suite (please check one): 1 (basic) 0 (intermediate) 0 (advanced) 


Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


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Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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