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SSM Health Pastoral Spiritual Associate PRN in Mt. Vernon, Illinois


At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you. As a Pastoral/Spiritual Associate, you’ve chosen a career where patients matter—a lot.

Come and join our team at SSM Health and help by providing emotional and spiritual support for our patients and families.

This is a flexible as needed position, Monday -Saturday with some weekends and on call at both Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital ministries.


  • Visits patients, families and staff. Prepares daily census sheets for the department.

  • Prepares for chapel services.

  • Coordinates all sacramental/liturgical ministry within the hospital and documents what is necessary.

  • Refers patients, families, and staff to chaplains, priests and ministers, as needed.

  • Sends sympathy cards to families of deceased patients.

  • Participates in and plans for memorial services.

  • Responds to all codes.

  • Covers on call shifts as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • One year of pastoral experience


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.