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Department:  Management
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

The mission of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, as a nonprofit, faith-based hospital, is to provide the highest quality health care services to the communities it serves. The position of Executive Director of Pastoral Care is to support this mission by leading a comprehensive program of spiritual outreach and care throughout the Hoag healthcare system and community including patients, families, physicians, staff and volunteers.


Possession of moral integrity and spiritual depth; of effective communication and interpersonal skills to inspire others.  Must have organizational ability including an understanding of personnel management and departmental budgets and ability to formulate and execute strategies for serving a growing, vibrant healthcare system.


Essential Functions:

  • Lead hospital’s pastoral and chaplaincy ministries including the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program to reflect Hoag’s mission of quality care by organizing and providing spiritual care, visitation, education, counseling services and worship as requested for patients, their families and staff throughout the healthcare system.
  • Develop and lead Pastoral Care initiatives in alignment with Hoag’s mission and vision.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the delivery of certified and clinically integrated spiritual care to all patients, their families and staff by the chaplains, CPE and other staff.
  • Seek and collaborate on outreach strategies that build connections and trust with local congregations and the broader faith communities.
  • Work with Hoag leadership to develop and implement metrics and accountability standards for pastoral care and Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Provide regular reports to the Association of Presbyterian Members (APM).  Support the work of the APM and their member churches.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Hoag Senior Vice President, CNO.


Education, Training and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university
  • Master of Divinity Degree from an accredited (ATS) seminary or Divinity School
  • Five or more years of Chaplaincy experience in a healthcare setting
  • Experience with all faiths and religions with a distinct Christian commitment and understanding of our Presbyterian tradition



  • Doctorate (D. Min. or Ph.D.) in Clinical Pastoral Education (or equivalent)
  • Three years of Pastoral Leadership in a multi-discipline or multi-religious setting


Skills or Other Qualifications


  • Ordination to ministry or chaplaincy
  • Ongoing ecclesiastical affiliation
  • Knowledge of Presbyterian Order and Tradition

License and Certifications


  • Eligible to become a certified Supervisor within two years of hire.
  • Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from an accredited center.
  • Ordination/affiliation with a religious order of denomination



  • Completion of 12 Advanced Units CPE
  • Certification as a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor through ACPE
  • Ecclesiastical affiliation and/or an endorsement by a denomination in the Presbyterian tradition
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