Henry Ford Health System Chaplain/Pastoral Care (Full-Time/12-8:30pm) Detroit, MI in Detroit, Michigan

Provide a collaborative and inclusive approach to pastoral care by ministering holistically to the spiritual needs of patients, their families, medical staff and administration. Reports to the Supervisor of Spiritual Support Services.


Develop, implement and appropriately document pastoral care plans for patients, family and staff in cooperation with other members of the health care team to ensure effective pastoral services.

Provide pastoral care and counseling to patients and their families on assigned Intensive Care Units, floors, ER, as well as covering for any chaplain who is not present. Each chaplain is expected to provide pastoral care to staff in crisis situations, personal and professional, or when thinking through ethical questions.

EveryChaplain/Priest will participate as a member of the health care team by accompanying medical staff on patient rounds, attending patient care conferences, identifying for the medical and nursing staff the need for additional patient education, and consulting with staff in accepting or making referrals for care.

Conduct and provide oversight for diverse faith based worship services to meet patient needs, sacramental ministry and end of life support as needed and appropriate.

Provide or participate in educational programs for staff on ethical, spiritual and emotional issues.

Participates in department meetings and educational programs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies or a related field.

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Ecclesiastical endorsement from the Archdiocese of Detroit. (For priests only)

  • Two basic and two advanced units of CPE toward certification within one year of hire. Certification preferred.

  • One to two years’ experience in pastoral care ministry in a hospital and/or hospice care setting preferred.


    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.


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