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Chaplaincy Resident - OnSite

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Requisition # HRC1184338

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The healing journey of our patients, their families, and our employees is Cedars-Sinai's highest priority. Our Spiritual Care team works diligently to ensure the wellbeing of the whole person, especially during times of distress, transition, and celebration. We hire people who are passionate about helping others and committed to being a blessing to our community. We offer one of the highest stipends in the Los Angeles area for 2023-2024 of $50,000/yr. 

Why work here?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been ranked the #1 hospital in California and #2 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2022‑23. Beyond an outstanding benefit package and competitive salaries, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.


What will you be doing in this role:

The Chaplaincy Resident will be completing a yearlong course of Clinical Pastoral Education (3 CPE Units) training with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center CPE Program. The CPE Resident will complete clinical hours at an assigned facility via a clinical placement agreement. Over the course of the residency, the CPE Resident will gain advanced training in providing spiritual care services. This includes the spiritual support and ritualistic needs of patients, families, and staff through the Cedars-Sinai CPE Program. 

Under the direct supervision of an ACPE Certified Educator or ACPE Certified Educator Candidate, the CPE Resident will:

  • Be assigned to clinical areas to deliver direct pastoral/spiritual care services to patients, families, and staff.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary collaboration, including attending rounds, referrals, chart note documentation, communicating and advocating for patients’ spiritual needs and working with clinical departments to support the emotional/spiritual wellbeing of the patients.
  • Provide staff care through various programs.
  • Coordinate referrals with CPE Interns assigned for clinical practice and coordinate restocking of spiritual care supplies and resources.
  • Participate in and/or lead interfaith/religious services as requested.
  • Support after-hours emergencies on an as needed basis, as determined by and negotiated with leadership.
  • Participate in Cedars-Sinai Clinical Pastoral Education program, including for the minimum specified hours per week of group and individual supervision with a Certified Educator/Candidate and CPE peer group to meet program and certification requirements.
  • Participate in weekly Cedars-Sinai Spiritual Care Department Staff Meetings.
  • Help support the faith specific religious/spiritual needs of patients collaborating with religious leaders and their hospitalized congregational members. This will include coordinating resources for holidays, such as Ramadan, Passover, and Shabbat.
  • Support on-boarding and orientation process of new CPE Interns at the beginning of each new CPE Unit.
  • Document daily statistics reports of visits and services provided.
  • No on-call requirements.


Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in providing spiritual care in a patient care setting and minimum of 400 supervised hours (1 Unit) of CPE required.
  • Ability to engage in pastoral/spiritual caregiving to persons of any faith group.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural practices, and values.
  • Capable of theological and spiritual reflection with persons.

Educational/Certification Requirements:

Bachelor's degree to meet requirements of Level II CPE and with expressed interest in spiritual care required.

Enrollment in Master's program, completion of a Masters of Divinity program, appropriate equivalent degree-earning program leading to ordination, endorsement for chaplaincy, other faith-based service preferred.



Working Title: Chaplaincy Resident - OnSite
Department: Spiritual Care Department
Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category: Students/Interns/Trainees
Job Specialty: Students/Interns/Trainees
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$16.04 - $24.04

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All.

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy. Cedars-Sinai’s AA Policy Statement

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