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Chaplains at MD Anderson provide pastoral care to our patients, their families and staff. Chaplains visit patients at their bedside, receive prayer requests and lead support groups.

Chaplains meet with patients and families who:

  • Desire prayer or spiritual counseling
  • Request communion, baptism, sacrament of the sick or anointing
  • Want to have a better understanding of their relationship with God or a need for spiritual guidance and direction
  • Need spiritual support as they undergo medical or surgical treatment
  • Are wrestling with religious issues such as unresolved grief, lack of faith, inability to pray or abandonment by God, or experience loss of hope or meaning of life
  • Would like information about community religious congregations


Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates pastoral care activities and programs for patients, their families and staff.
Impacts psychological and spiritual needs of patients, their families and staff.
Evaluates, plans and administers pastoral care.  Provides pastoral care to patients, their families and staff. 

 

Provides worship leadership, including sacramental ministry as needed.  Provides clinical coordination for the assigned Clinical Pastoral Education (Chaplaincy) fellows.  Provides documentation of pastoral care.  Attends required departmental and clinical meetings, including continuing education events.  Provides support group leadership.  Participates in inter-disciplinary initiatives.

 

EDUCATION: Graduate-level theological degree from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Equivalencies for graduate level theological degree will be granted by the individual professional organization according to their own established guidelines.

Four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC); National Association of Jewish Chaplains (Neshama) or the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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