Our volunteer Chaplains add a special dimension to the excellent health care provided by the hospital, by assisting with the spiritual well being of our patients, patient’s family members, staff and the community. Being a Chaplain can be demanding, but it is also very rewarding. Hospital staff, patients and our patient’s family members are very appreciative of the time and energy given. While performing Chaplain duties, you have an opportunity to share your skills, develop new skills, grow in your knowledge of pastoral care in a hospital setting. In addition, there is a valuable opportunity for heightened self-confidence, maturity, expansion of knowledge and personal satisfaction.
The purpose of the Chaplain Program is to enhance and increase the level of pastoral care provided to patients and staff in the following departments : Med/Surg Unit; ICU; Behavioral Health Unit; Surgery; Emergency Department; Specialists Clinic (Infusion Therapy/Chemotherapy); and Wound Care. Chaplains also provide expertise and support to Cass Regional’s Palliative Care Team.
To be a Chaplain, you must be aged 18 or older and be an ordained minister or trained lay minister recommended by your church organization. To begin the process, those interested in becoming a Chaplain must fill out a standard background check. Once the background check has cleared, a mandatory orientation will be scheduled. After orientation is complete, the Chaplain will be asked to serve at least one shift per month in order to stay in “active” status.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Chaplain, please contact Donna Walters, Customer Relations and Volunteer Coordinator, at (816) 380-5888, extension 7830, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.