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The Chaplain Resident position provides temporary employment in the Pastoral Care Department Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach and Irvine campuses for qualified persons enrolled in Hoag Hospital Health System full-time Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program. Before employment, Chaplain Residents must first apply for and be accepted into that CPE program. To maintain employment Chaplain Residents must continue to successfully complete consecutive CPE units and continue their participation in the CPE program in order to continue qualifying for employment as Chaplain Residents.


  • Make pastoral care visits to patients and patients' family members. Engage in pastoral conversations, assessing and addressing pastoral needs as appropriate.
  • Coordinate patient coverage with staff chaplains on assigned units.
  • Develop collegial relationships with interdisciplinary staff on assigned units.
  • Attend Pastoral Care Department staff meetings and participate in activities, special events, and services sponsored by the Pastoral Care Department.
  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary rounds as appropriate, representing patients' Pastoral and emotional interests.
  • Respond to patient, family, and staff requests for pastoral support regarding Pastoral and ethical matters, getting consultation as needed.
  • Maintain accurate documentation regarding patient visitations.
  • Serve as on-call chaplain for both hospitals as assigned. Carry an emergency pager, make rounds as requested, sleep overnight in an on-call room or within a 45-minute drive of the hospitals, function as the first responder to all requests for a chaplain during the designated on-call hours.
  • Maintains established department policies, procedures, improving organizational performance programs, and patient/customer safety standards.
  • Demonstrate Hoag Hospital System's core values of excellence, respect, integrity, patient centeredness, community benefit to customers, employees, visitors, and provide quality service in the performance of work assignments and duties.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned. 



  • BA or BS Degree, with additional graduate theological education 
  • Must be available for on-call duty one night per week
  • Driver's licensure and access to an automobile for driving while on-call. 



  • M.Div. or other master's degree in theology, pastoral care, or equivalent education
  • One completed unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Located on the bayside bluffs overlooking Newport Beach, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian stands atop the list of the finest medical facilities in Southern California. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a 511-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital that provides a quality work environment and quality lifestyle. This unique combination provides an enriching environment like no other.

A quality work environment and quality lifestyle enables our nurses to chart a satisfying course for every area of their lives - professional, family, friends and personal pursuits. Along with Hoag's commitment and family-oriented approach to providing the highest quality patient care, there is an indisputable pride in the way we fulfill our healing mission.

We invite you to be a part of the dynamic and rewarding career opportunities available at our top-rated medical facility, while enjoying the added luxury of the renowned Southern California lifestyle.

Take a look inside and we believe you'll see why there is no place like Hoag.

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