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Chaplain Resident (Pastoral Services)


Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

3016 Pastoral Education

Supervisory Organization

Pastoral Services




Full Time: 40 hrs per week. Schedule includes a variety of day shifts, evenings, and overnights. Every other weekend and some holidays are included. Candidates must have flexibility. The duration of this position is 1 year and begins in August 2020.

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POSITION SUMMARY: Chaplain Residents are students enrolled in a year long Clinical Pastoral Education Program.  As a part of their clinical experience, they are assigned to various units throughout the hospital and serve as on-call chaplains for the department.  Provide a pastoral ministry to patients, families and hospital personnel.  Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).


  • Fully participate in the educational activities in the CPE program.
  • Provide visitation and pastoral care to hospitalized patients and their families in assigned areas.
  • Provide pastoral care coverage to patients and their families throughout the hospital during on-call shifts.   
  • Function as a member of the Pastoral Care Department.
  • Assist in the building of team relationships with hospital staff in patient care


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Completion of some graduate level theological courses from an accredited theological school or seminary.  Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in related field is preferred.
  • Completion of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Previous experience in ministry either as a clinical student or work setting.
  • Personal availability and skills for relating to people from various backgrounds and beliefs with respect
  • Previous ministry experience in a hospital setting preferred.

LGH Full Time Posted on 06/29/2020