Advancing Spiritual Care Through Research

Job posting: Research Chaplain, IU Health

Job Code: CB34C
Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis,  IN
Dept: Chaplaincy Services 109125 (109125)
– Active Full Time
– Days

The chaplain provides for the religious and spiritual care of patients, their supporting community and all IU Health colleagues. The chaplain is an integrated care provider on the interdisciplinary team. The chaplain will demonstrate the ability to provide crisis care to patients, families and staff (at the time of the interview and annually). The chaplain will be expert in spiritual care with patients and families at the time of grief. The chaplain will make spiritual assessments, design interventions, and recognize outcomes of spiritual care with patients, families, staff. The chaplain will have a working knowledge of world religious traditions. The chaplain will have a working knowledge of medical ethics, the chaplain’s role in medical ethics and an understanding of moral development. The chaplain will maintain confidentiality as appropriate, earn the trust of colleagues and exhibit behaviors that express the ethical practice of healthcare organizations.

In addition, the successful candidate for this position will have experience in participating in spiritual care research, including a working knowledge of quantitative research principles. This candidate should possess the skills and interests to compose and present effective grant proposals that will provide partial funding for this program.



  • Must be Board Certified within 2 years of hire date through the Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains or a cognate body with similar certification standards.
  • Requires a minimum of four units of CPE accredited through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Requires Endorsement and maintenance of Endorsement by a religious community according to cognate group guidelines.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited institution or equivalency as certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains or Cognate body with similar standards.

Contact: Anthony Washington
Tel: 317.963.7828

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