Chaplain Employment Opportunities


UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Mission and Vision Statements – “Our mission is to partner with children coping with serious diseases, disorders, and life-threatening medical conditions, their families, and their treatment teams to guide consistent care that enhances individualized quality of life.

Our vision is to broaden access, understanding, and delivery of pediatric palliative care by:

  • Healing and attending to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of children and their families.
  • Teaching and demonstrating the principles and practices of palliative care to the medical teams, families, and community.
  • Discovering and leading innovative research to continue a model of excellence.”

Chaplain Partnership is seeking a part-time pediatric palliative care chaplain for University Hospitals Rainbow & Babies Children’s Hospital and MacDonald Women’s Hospital. UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center. A trusted leader in pediatric health care for more than 125 years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. As the region’s premier resource for pediatric referrals, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s dedicated team of more than 1,300 pediatric specialists uses the most advanced treatments and latest innovations to deliver the complete range of pediatric specialty services for 700,000 patient encounters, annually.

Position Requirements: Graduate degree in an area related to pastoral ministry (e.g., M.Div., M.Th., etc.); completed a minimum of four units of clinical pastoral education; ordained and/or have an ecclesiastical endorsement from an appropriate source; board certified, or eligible by a recognized national chaplains’ association; experience with pediatric palliative care patients is preferred. Additional information can be found here.

Send resume, three professional references, and salary requirements to: Mark Laskey, Chaplain Partnership, 26777 Lorain Road, Suite 302, North Olmsted OH 44070, email to or fax to (440) 455-9507.


MetroHealth Medical System is a public, urban, Level 1 Trauma Center. MetroHealth is an integrated health system with an acute care hospital housing a Level I Adult Trauma and Burn Center, a skilled nursing facility and more than 25 locations throughout Cuyahoga County with more on the way. We are a public hospital with our main campus located in the urban setting of Cleveland, Ohio

The chaplain is a professionally-trained individual responsible for the delivery of pastoral care to patients, their loved ones, and as appropriate, staff. S/he will accomplish this through visitation; listening, spiritual assessment, guidance, advocacy for patient well-being, prayer and worship service, sacramental needs, facilitating groups and family meetings, serving as a liaison to community clergy and resources. S/he will have responsibility to ensure that religious and spiritual needs are met, regardless of faith background or religious affiliation, as part of a holistic, multidisciplinary team approach. Assists with the planning/implementation of services that provide spiritual support to the organization and community. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Theology/Divinity, Pastoral Studies, or related field from an accredited theological seminary or university.
  • Successfully completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) – approved training site.
  • Ordination, licensure or commissioning for ministry by a recognized religious group, a current endorsement for chaplaincy by a recognized religious group.
  • If not already Board Certified, must meet requirements to be a Board-Certified Chaplain by either the BCCI, the NACC, NAJC or a similar group, within a two-year period from time of hire.
  • Experience as a Chaplain in a health care setting.


  • Preferred: Fluency in writing, speaking and interpreting both English and Spanish.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent team work skills.
  • Excellent English oral and written skills.
  • Experience in an urban, highly diversified community preferred.

Salary: Competitive

Contact: Chaplain Jim Kulma, Supervisor, Pastoral Care Department, 216.778.5511,



Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Spiritual Care, provides spiritual care to patients, families and employees fostering spiritual resources for healing.

Job Responsibilities: Spiritual care and counseling for patients, families and employees. Other duties as assigned. Education: Masters of Divinity or equivalent. One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education preferred. Experience: Three years of ministry experience. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Ordained and have an ecclesiastical endorsement by their respective denomination. Physical Requirements: Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to climb stairs, pull, push and facilitate movement of the patient. Must have normal or correctable vision and hearing to be able to hear normal conversations. Must be within 30 minutes response time for calls (western Cuyahoga and Lorain counties) and Sunday morning coverage is a plus.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Mark Laskey, Executive Director, Chaplain Partnership, 26777 Lorain Road, Suite 302, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070, phone: (440) 455-9001, fax: (440) 455-9507.