Job Description

Chaplain, First Shift and On-Call, Nursing Administration

UC Health is hiring a full-time Chaplain for the first shift at West Chester Hospital.

Provide spiritual care services to patients, families, and staff and to function as a member of the health care team. To participate in and support other ministries of Spiritual Care Services. This position focuses primarily on providing services for the UC Health West Chester Hospital Palliative Care Team.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:
  • A culture that passionately supports innovation, discovery, and employee engagement.
  • Work with a team of multi-faith volunteers, students, and community supporters.
  • A team that actively serves as advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • In 2022, Newsweek magazine recognized West Chester Hospital among a listing of the World's Best Hospitals for the world-class clinical care provided to the Greater Cincinnati Region and beyond.
  • The Chaplain will support West Chester Hospital's Nursing Administration department, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.


At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Chaplain will provide spiritual counseling and support services to patients, families, and staff throughout the hospital, with special attention to designated areas within the hospital.

Respond to spiritual care requests from patients, families, and staff.

Provide spiritual and religious resources.

Act as a liaison to all faith traditions, assisting in contacting necessary outside clergy as needed, encompassing the many faith traditions of our diverse population.

Educate staff about specific religious needs and issues of patients and families which affect their care and treatment.

Provide staff debriefings as needed.

Provide emergency, crisis intervention via 24-hour call services.

Provide on-call and back-up coverage in rotation with other team members as requested.

Participate in nursing rounds and hospital committees as appropriate.

Assist with orientation of new staff.

Support community/visiting clergy in understanding UH policies.

Assist with volunteer clergy. Participate in staff meetings and in-services.

Coordinate Worship Services and Memorial Services for patients, their families, and staff.

Provides Palliative Care Support for our Palliative Care team and Palliative Care patients/families.


Education: Graduate theological degree completed at a school accredited by the Association of Theological Schools or one of the regional Association of Colleges and Schools, strongly preferred.

License and Certification : Ordained, licensed or commissioned to function by faith/denominational authority. Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains (or equivalent group, NACC, NAJC, etc.) or is eligible to become Board Certified.

Years of experience : If the chaplain is Board Certified eligible, then within 18 months of beginning employment, their application for Board Certification will be submitted. Minimum of three years congregational and/or hospital ministry.

Specialized experience: The candidate will have experience in providing pastoral care in a clinical palliative care setting.