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Spiritual Care Specialist

Company: Ascension
Location: Murfreesboro
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Position: Spiritual Care Specialist 

Location: Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital - Murfreesboro, TN 

Shift: FT 

What You Will Do:

Job Summary:


  • Organize and coordinate activities and flow of work for pastoral care services to optimize clinical coverage, staff development and oversight, and collaboration at the national level/system office.



  • Provide guidance as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team by serving as a knowledgeable, ethical, and religious resource for patients, families and healthcare providers.
  • Coordinate staff assignments to ensure appropriate pastoral coverage.
  • Oversee department staff to ensure the provision of quality pastoral care.
  • Serve as a member of the pastoral team to implement new departmental strategies, directions, policies, and procedures.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:


  • Board Certification from the APC, NACC, CASC, or the NAJC at time of hire or job transfer required.


  • Master's degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Studies or related field is required.
  • 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the ACPE is required.

Work Experience:

  • 1 year of experience required.
Why Join Our Team:

As one of the largest health systems in the state, we offer rewarding careers across eight hospitals, in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. We employ more than 8,000 associates and serve a 68-county area. As we continue to grow, we need compassionate caregivers to join us on our journey and to help influence care across our hospitals. We provide our associates with the support needed to re-energize, engage and experience the joy of caring for our patients. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Saint Thomas is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement:

This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.


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