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Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California.   The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit for more information.


The Chaplain helps to provide for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients who are entrusted to their care. This work is in concert with the physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team. This position adheres to the Vision, Values, and Mission of Dignity Health and St. Mary Medical Center.



  • Minimum of four units of CPE
  • Master's Degree in advanced education in Theology of Ministry.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education from an accredited training center.
  • Firm sense of personal and professional identity with an ability to establish working peer relationships with other members of the health care team.
  • Awareness of principles of Catholic Healthcare Ethics and Practices, contemporary theological and psychosocial issues pertaining to illness and hospitalization.
  • Ability and openness to serve diverse populations in regard to cultural, faith, and economic backgrounds.
  • Certification and active membership in the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Association of Professional Chaplains or other certifying body, or four units of CPE with the view toward certification by an accrediting body.

Ordained :

  • Ordination to the priesthood or ministry. Continuing ecclesiastical endorsement by the order of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.