If any of you know someone interested in serving as a hospital chaplain, know that Scripps Encinitas Hospital will need a new one soon.

Please suggest this to anyone you think qualified or think about it for yourself.  Questions, contact Chuck Butler, Lead Chaplain, butler.chuck@scrippshealth.org .


At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work.

You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.

Join Scripps Healthcare and support the Spiritual Care Service Department at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas as a Chaplain. Working together, you’ll bring your expertise, compassion, and excellence to all we do.

The Chaplain is a person of spiritual integrity who empowers people to integrate the experience of illness, trauma, and loss with their religious beliefs and spiritual values. The position requires the ability to interact with all faith dimensions, life styles, and socio-economic levels with respect for the cultural and religious dignity of each person. Colleagueship with other healthcare professionals and members of the community clergy is essential in providing a continuum of spiritual care in a multi-cultural environment of diverse traditions.

This position is Full Time, Varied shifts, and located at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.


Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:

Master’s Degree in Theology/Behavioral Sciences, or M. Div. or equivalency.

Minimum of 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education or must be an ordained Catholic priest.

Training in psychology, spirituality, and clinical pastoral education.

Professional knowledge of theological and bioethical issues.

One to two years experience in pastoral ministry in a healthcare facility.

Knowledge of Christian and other belief systems.

Good verbal and written communications skills.

Training in core patient care responsibilities for patient focused units.

Required Certification/Registration:

Endorsement of ecclesiastical authority, faith community or religious community.

Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.