Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Chaplain

Rochester, NY


General Description

The PM&R Chaplain will provide spiritual/religious care to patients, family and staff primarily on the Rehabilitation units but will also provide care in other areas of Strong Memorial Hospital as needed. The PM&R Chaplain will develop appropriate plans of care that include, but are not limited to, exploring the meaning of a situation, bereavement support, a supportive/listening presence, life review and facilitating spiritual/religious rituals. The PM&R Chaplain will attend and contribute to Interdisciplinary Care Rounds where appropriate and actively collaborate with team members. The PM&R Chaplain will be involved in educating staff and Chaplaincy Services staff about spiritual/religious care of rehabilitation patients.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Offers spiritual support to patients, families and staff primarily on 512/612 and in other areas of the hospital as needed.

  • Documents spiritual assessment and interventions in the patient’s medical record.

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with members of the interdisciplinary team in relation to patient/family support.

  • Assists in orienting new CPE students.

Other duties as assigned


  • The person who occupies this position must have an MDiv from an accredited seminary or equivalent education as it relates to their religious/spiritual body and at least 4 units of ACPE/CPE required.

  • The person who occupies this position must have at least 2 years’ experience offering spiritual support to patients and their families required.

  • The person must be able to be a source of spiritual support to patients and their families (e.g. partners and significant others), be comfortable in using technology in writing patient notes and complete ongoing hospital training, and have experience working in a team-based environment required.

  • Board Certification as a chaplain with APC, NACC or NAJC or Board Certification eligible (have completed four units of ACPE/CPE) required. Person will be given 2 years to become Board Certified from date of hire.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $47,972 - $67,161 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part-Time