Job Description

Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: PASTORAL SERVICES - 9570
Employment Type: PRN
Shift: Day
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 7081


Job Summary--Provides spiritual counseling and guidance to patients, families, and staff and performs or arranges for religious services to meet patients' needs.


Essential Functions: Select and offer morning prayer as well as half hour morning devotions twice a week.

Visits with patients on all units. Spend time with those requesting time or those with special spiritual needs. Take referrals from unit staff. Bring communion to Catholic patients when requested and deemed appropriate.

Conduct prayer services monthly and seasonally. Individuals or departments may request a special session. Attend wakes and/or funerals of patients, families and staff.

Completes medical chart documentation as indicated.

Maintain clothes closet with aid of volunteers. Distribute with the help of staff.

Oversee Prayer Room. Place appropriate literature in the Prayer Room and front lobby. Distribute Bibles when requested.

Maintain bulletin board in order to communicate efficiently deaths, sickness and congratulations of staff and patients.

Supports and interprets hospital’s Christian mission, philosophy and objective.

Maintains confidentiality of patients and other pertinent information.



Courses/training in psychology, nursing and sociology, with bachelor’s degree preferred. Prefer at least one year of previous experience in parish or pastoral ministry, and ordination by recognized religious body and endorsement by the proper ecclesiastical authority. Must demonstrate ability to recognize patients’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle aged, and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. This position has been determined to have an occasional or very low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens. It is occasionally subject to irregular hours.



About St. Dominic’s:

St. Dominic’s is a 535-bed acute care hospital specializing in cancer treatment, women’s services, surgery, behavioral health programs and more. We believe that when you join St. Dominic’s as an employee, you join the St. Dominic’s family. Each employee is a valued member of the total care team whose ministry of Christian healing serves the individual needs of our patients. It’s the commitment of our employees that makes St. Dominic’s one of the leading healthcare providers in the southeast.

About Jackson, MS:

St. Dominic’s is located in Jackson, Mississippi which boasts various museums and parks as well as a coliseum that hosts events year round. Downtown is home to Jackson Convention Complex, Davis Planetarium and Thalia Mara Hall which presents concerts, ballets and operas. Ross Barnett Reservoir is available to the public for boating and fishing

Mississippi is known for long, sunny summers and short, temperate winters. A lower than average cost of living makes your dollar go further. The Jackson metropolitan area is roughly halfway between Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia and is approximately a 3 hour drive from New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee.


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