St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.
Assists in providing for the total needs of the patients who are entrusted to his/her care. Their ministry is in concert with physicians, nurses, social workers and other members of the staff. The Chaplain provides sacramental, liturgical and pastoral ministry to patients, their families and the hospital staff.
Celebrates daily and Sunday Mass. Provides necessary or requested Sacraments to all patients/residents, families and staff. Ensures that all patients/residents who wish to receive Holy Communion, do so. Visits all Critical Care units on a daily basis to provide Pastoral support to patients, families and staff. Anoints all patients/residents being coded and record chart appropriately. Visits and assesses the spiritual, pastoral and sacramental needs of all incoming Catholic patients/residents. Provides special prayer services for seasonal needs or special floor/unit requests. Provides a listening ear and presence to all patients/residents needing spiritual/pastoral support. Be visible and available to all patients/residents, families and staff. Educates staff on cultural diversity. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles and concepts normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Theology, Pastoral Care, Pastoral Counseling or closely related field and no previous experience. Must be a Roman Catholic priest in good standing.