Also referred to as: Director of Chaplaincy, Hospital/Clinic Director of Chaplains, Spiritual Support Services Director
Requirements and Responsibilities

Pastoral Care Director develops programs and provides services designed to meet the religious and spiritual needs of patients, their families, and healthcare staff. Ensures that pastoral services are staffed so that chaplains are available to support patients and families facing difficult medical choices. Being a Pastoral Care Director ensures that emotional support, spiritual counsel and comfort are provided. Plans and coordinates with other clergy to conduct interfaith worship experiences. Additionally, Pastoral Care Director may perform the duties of a chaplain. Requires a master's degree in divinity. Typically reports to top management. The Pastoral Care Director manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Pastoral Care Director typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.

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