Apr 20, 2022

Vice President Pastoral Care and Formation

  • Catholic Health
  • Rockville Centre , Rockville Centre, NY
Full time Executive

Job Description

Pastoral Care
Rockville Centre , Rockville Centre, NY
Full Time, Day shift, 9-5

Position Summary:

The scope of the System Vice President of Mission & Formation encompasses the administration, leadership and integration of institutional Spiritual Care, Priestly Ministry/Chaplaincy, Clinical Pastoral Education and parish relations of Catholic Health.

In consultation with the Bishops office and Ministerial Personnel Director of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, leads the Diocesan Hospital Apostolate. Under the direction of and in collaboration with the SVP of Mission and Ministry upholds the mission, vision and values of Catholic Health, and supports leadership Formation.


  • Nurture Catholic identity throughout the system by providing appropriate education on Catholic culture, pastoral practice and moral theology.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing leadership formation throughout the health system.
  • On behalf of the Diocese of Rockville Centre oversee the negotiation and execution of pastoral care service contracts with other than Catholic hospitals including Northwell, Mt. Sinai, NYU Long Island, Stony Brook and NUMC.
  • Maintain a recruitment program in conjunction with the Office of Priest Personnel to ensure the assignments of priests who are caring, compassionate and professionally trained.
  • Interview all perspective pastoral care personnel requesting endorsement from the Bishop of the diocese.
  • Meet regularly with pastoral healthcare personnel to support and determine their needs, and encourage on going professional development.
  • Assess the on-going educational and formation needs of chaplains and arrange for programs to ensure that these needs are met.
  • Ensures a system is in place to arrange for coverage for priest chaplains for vacations, retreats and illness, to ensure continued and proper sacramental availability.
  • Facilitate schedules, transportation, residence, medical insurance and payment for summer replacement priests.
  • Ensure that all hospitals located within the boundaries of the Diocese of Rockville Centre are staffed with a dedicated Priest Chaplain to ensure the sacramental care of Catholics throughout Long Island.
  • Provide content to integrate and align spiritual care priorities with the mission of healing and mercy of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Health mission, vison and values throughout all entities in the system.
  • Create strategic focus and an organizational infrastructure to support the integration of workplace spirituality that supports the ministry identity of Catholic Health.
  • Strengthen ties to the parishes of the Diocese of Rockville Centre as well as other congregations and faith traditions to improve the health care and well-being of communities served.
  • Develop and apply service and quality metrics for patients and staff served by spiritual care and chaplaincy and improve service based upon those metrics.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable accreditation standards within the assigned areas of accountability.
  • Foster an inclusive workplace that maximizes the talents of each person to achieve the vision and mission of the organization. Develops direction by ensuring that the purpose and importance of the team are clarified (e.g., team has a clear charter or mission statement); guides the setting of specific and measurable team goals and objectives


  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of and fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church and theology and ethics as applied to Catholic health care.
  • Endorsed by the Bishop of Rockville Centre.
  • Experienced spiritual care provider.
  • Requires an understanding and competence in partnering with congregations and judicatories to improve the health care of the communities served by Catholic Health.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills with all levels of employees, management and community leaders.
  • A proven leader of people, able to recruit, develop and mentor a top-notch team capable of supporting future growth.
  • Demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community.
  • Knowledge of industry issues such as transition from volume based to value based economics, accountable care and insurance/population risk models.


The System Vice President of Mission and Formation must have the ability to establish a tone of leadership inspired by Jesus Christ and led by the mission of mercy of the Catholic Church. Requires the ability to collaborate effectively and constructively with Catholic Health senior leadership, Diocesan leadership, community clergy and other leaders as well as neighboring Diocesan leadership.


  • Master of Divinity or Master’s Degree in Catholic Theology from an accredited Roman Catholic institution.
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution.

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