Chaplain - Adult Oncology (Outpatient)
Job ID: R0028712 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Responsible for providing and coordinating pastoral care with patients, families, visitors and staff; teaching chaplain residents, chaplain interns, medical students, community clergy and community groups; and serving with special initiatives of the Medical Center, such as with the bereavement committee and the critical incident committee.
  • Provides empathic resourceful pastoral care.
  • Ability to teach effectively.
  • Ability to work as a member of the pastoral care team and interdisciplinary team.
  • Values and practices the highest standards of professional and personal ethics.
  • Participates in special initiatives and religious services within the Medical Center.
  • Reaches out to community clergy and groups to provide education, support and coordination with medical center care.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $45,656.00 - $70,761.60 Annual


  • Education: Master of Divinity or similar seminary degree required. Completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) residency at a ACPE-certified center (minimum of four units of CPE).
  • Experience: One year of relevant experience.
  • Licensure: Ordination and endorsement by a religious community. Board certification or eligibility for board certification by one of the following chaplain cognate groups:
    • The Association of Professional Chaplains
    • The National Association of Catholic Chaplains
    • Neshema: Association of Jewish Chaplains
      • If not board-certified but board-eligible, certification must be completed with two years of hire date.


Job requires frequently traveling (distance: 500 yards). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull <20 lbs. May be exposed to blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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