Spiritual and Religious Care Chaplain - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care Services - QEII
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Halifax, NS
Req ID: 29322
Location: Central Zone, Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002455 OPCZ VAC
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 21-Jan-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, and collaborating as part of the interdisciplinary health care team in the assigned areas, the staff chaplain responds to the spiritual needs of patients, families through visits, counseling, religious practices, and use of sacred texts. The Staff Chaplain participates in appropriate committees and other interdisciplinary functions, and collaborates with other chaplains (Staff and Denominational), faith group leaders, and community visitors. Other responsibilities include supporting and participating in education and program planning, documenting spiritual care assessments and interventions in the clinical record, and taking part in the on-call system.

The successful applicant may be required to provide services throughout the Rehabilitation and Supportive Care Services across sites.


  • Masters of Divinity (or equivalent Master of Theology)
  • Certified member in good standing with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC)
  • Certified Specialist in Spiritual Care through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC)
  • Certified Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Teaching Supervisor through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC)
  • Proficiency in spiritual assessment, relationship and intervention
  • Preferred experience working in Geriatrics and with people who have Dementia
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred
  • Please note that skills testing will be required for this position
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

  • Long-assignment, full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
  • Beginning approximately March 18, 2019 until March 21, 2021 (24 months)
  • Must work a rotational on-call shift every second Sunday
  • Dates are approximate and subject to change
Salary Information

$31.0702 - $39.2345 Hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentations such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for Unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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