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CommonSpirit Health Supervisor, Chaplain Services in CAMARILLO, California


Welcome to St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital.

At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1974, we have been leading with our hearts as we serve the people of Camarillo, California. St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital is an 82-bed acute care facility with an additional 99-bed extended care unit. We offer a full range of services, including an advanced Wound Healing and Oxygen Therapy, comprehensive Cancer and Oncology Services, nationally-recognized Cardiovascular Services, a Surgical Weight Loss, and a Regional Spine Center.

Our passion for inspiring a stronger, healthier world begins with the way we treat our employees. We believe that giving something forward to our patients, and to each other, can make such a difference. We have been awarded the “Ventura County Family-Friendly Employer,” and experience very low turnover rates. We are located near the foothills of Camarillo, affording residents easy access to everything the Strawberry Coast has to offer, from limitless outdoor recreation to wine country to all the culture and entertainment Los Angeles has to offer just a short drive south. We invite you to join us in delivering humankindness to a wonderful community, and together we can change lives.


Position Summary:

Responsible for supervision of the Spiritual Care department. Integrates program structure into overall hospital strategic plan including patient and family care and spiritual support for staff.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Works within an interdisciplinary team and assists in caring for the holistic needs of the person. Supports the department in providing religious, spiritual, ethical, emotional support and pastoral counseling for patients, their families and staff.

  • Contributes to the spiritual development of the organization including spirituality in the workplace. Provides educational programs for internal and external groups on spiritual and religious care. Demonstrates chaplain competencies and responsibilities.

  • Supervises staff in implementing policies and procedures relevant to Spiritual Care. Contributes to the department's involvement in spiritual care services, advanced directives, bio-ethics, palliative care, and advocacy regarding patient rights issues and employee satisfaction.

  • Supervises compliance with regulatory requirements, ensuring department and staff remain compliant.


Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in theology, divinity, religious studies, pastoral ministry, spirituality, ethics or other related field is required. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for degree requirement.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in Spiritual Care, Ethics, or other related field.


  • Board certification by ACPE, APC, NAJC, or NACC required within two years of hire.


  • Minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) required.

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Job ID 2021-149103

Employment Type Full Time

Department Chaplaincy Services & Pastoral Care

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility St Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital

Shift Day

Standard Hours Varied days

Work Schedule 8 Hour