Deaconess Hospital

Evansville, IN


Bob Scheller

Hospital Chaplain, Deaconess Health System – Evansville, IN 
Provides pastoral care and services to patients and their families as part of total patient care, including the integration of theology and the behavioral sciences into pastoral practice, ability to offer care to persons from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and effectively functioning as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  Provides a supportive ministry to patients’ families.  Provides or arranges for rites or sacraments appropriate to the patient’s and /or family’s faith tradition on request.
Counsels and provides guidance to hospital personnel, staff, and students. 
Serves on request in areas such as employee orientation, education, debriefings, etc.  Serves on hospital and staff committees.
Participates within the hospital in interprofessional programs in the care of patients and families of patients and in specialized areas such as oncology, cardiology, renal, orthopedics, neurology, palliative care, emergency care and intensive care.  
What You Will Need

 Bachelor of arts/science and Master of Divinity degrees (or equivalent) from a recognized seminary, divinity school or school of theology, plus four units of clinical pastoral education at an accredited center of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. 
Must hold ordination/endorsement or official recognition by a recognized denomination or faith group.
Hospital experience required.  Certification or willingness to seek certification by recognized bodies; i.e. Association of Professional Chaplains or the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. 
Please send resume to Bob Scheller, or formally apply at