Gateway Medical Center is seeking a Chaplain to serve its patients, families, and staff each Sunday. The Staff Chaplain will maintain set hours each Sunday of at least 4 hours within the medical center, and during that time will visit with every patient in the facility should they desire it. The staff chaplain will also interact with each nursing station to provide pastoral care to our staff members. The staff chaplain will also oversee distribution of spiritual literature, contact local clergy at the request of patients, and be on-call, from 6a.m.-10p.m. each Sunday in addition to their required hours within the medical center.
Qualifications for Staff Chaplain
- Experience in Ministry – addressing the needs of persons dealing with illness, death and dying, grief and loss
- Denominational ordination, endorsement, or certification
- Theological Education – A bachelor’s degree and Master of Divinity or its equivalent is preferred. Other educational backgrounds will be given consideration in view of the broader range of qualifications.
- Demonstrated ability to minister effectively in the context – this is the overarching criterion by which all applicants will be considered, regardless of their particular formal education, training or experience. It is essential that persons in this role be able to relate appropriately and effectively to our patients, family members and medical staff in providing pastoral care.
The Staff Chaplain position of Gateway Medical Center will be a contract position, therefore no benefits will be offered. This position is recognized as exempt and will be paid as such.
Those interested in the position should submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Gateway Medical Center
P.O. Box 31629, Clarksville, TN 37040
Please submit resume and letter of interest no later than May 8th. Resumes may be hand delivered (addressed to Sandy Wooten), but do not come to the Medical Center with the expectation of discussing the position. Resumes will be reviewed by the Pastoral Care Committee of Gateway Medical Center and they will conduct the interviews. Details of the position will be discussed then. Gateway Medical Center hopes to fill the contact position by June 1 but will delay if applicants do not meet the requirements of the Pastoral Care Committee.
Once selected, the Staff Chaplain will complete an orientation including TB skin test and drug screen, background check, safety, and a confidentiality review.
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