Prime Healthcare

Priest Chaplain - Spiritual Care

Facility St. Mary's Medical Center
US-MO-Blue Springs
Business Professional
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professional committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! St. Mary's Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.


St. Mary's Medical Center is a faith-based, 146-bed teaching hospital located in Blue Springs, Missouri, providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services from a 24-hour Emergency Department to state-of-the-art imaging and cardiovascular care. Key services include the St. Mary's Heart Center, Stroke Center, Breast Center, Wound Center, Joint and Spine Institute and Surgical Institutes and Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. It is a member of Prime Healthcare, an award-winning national hospital system. For more information, call 816-228-5900 or visit


The Priest Chaplain will be responsible for the religious and spiritual needs of the patients, families and their visitors, as well as hospital staff members. The Chaplain will respond in a timely manner to all requests for spiritual care and assistance. The Chaplain will assess the religious and spiritual needs of the client, and address or assist in addressing these needs whenever possible. The Chaplain will offer spiritual support and guidance where appropriate.


Education and Work Experience

  1. Ordination in a recognized ecclesial tradition. In good standing with the ecclesial authority and in good standing with their faith organization.
  2. Minimum 2 years in spiritual services environment (Hospital, Nursing Home, Hospice, Military Chaplaincy).
  3. Certification through NACC, APC or other acceptable accrediting organization, or be eligible for certification; with four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) completed, preferred.
  4. Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Bachelor's degree required, M.Div preferred
  6. Ordination in a recognized ecclesial tradition and in good standing with their faith organization.
  7. There should be a strong understanding of Catholic Health care ministry and the Ethical and Religious Directives from the USCCB preferred.
  8. Catholic Priest or Deacon preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law:


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