CHAPLAIN CATHOLIC PRIEST PRN

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7235370 (Ref:hlj_52891)

Posted: April 8, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Highlights:

  • To provide pastoral care and counseling to Catholic patients, family members and others as needed.
  • To provide religious ministry of word and sacrament to Catholic patients, their families and others as needed.
  • To work collaboratively with members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • To communicate accurately, clearly and in a timely manner, both verbally and in written materials.
  • To function as a team member of the Department of Chaplaincy Care.
  • To record daily work into the Pastoral Care Activity Reporting System (PCARS).
  • To perform duties of on-call after hours, on weekends and holidays when scheduled.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The ideal candidate will have the following:
    • One (1) or more units of CPE
    • Ordination as a Catholic Priest
    • Master’s Degree in Theology (Divinity)
    • Faculties with the Diocese of St. Petersburg
    • 2 or more years’ experience in a setting such as, but not limited to, hospital, hospice, long-term care facility; religious institution, center of worship

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Spiritual Assessment and counseling to Catholic patients, families and staff.
  • Provide the Sacrament of the Sick for Catholic patients as appropriate.
  • Support patients' rights by considering psychosocial, spiritual and cultural variables influencing perceptions of illness.
  • Document work clearly and accurately so that chaplain colleagues and other disciplines caring for the Catholic patients are aware of the services and sacraments that have been provided.
  • Visit Catholic patients on the list that is provided from the Patient Directory.
  • Respond to referrals when scheduled to be in-house.
  • Maintain all mandatory education, occupational health requirements, and any other required activity of all Moffitt employees.

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Theology (Divinity)
  • Ordination as a Catholic Priest
  • Faculties with the Diocese of St. Petersburg
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a setting such as, but not limited to, hospital, hospice, long-term care facility; religious institution, center of worship
  • Evidence of understanding of diverse populations


Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.


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