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Director of Mission Integration & Spiritual Care


Bishop Drumm Retirement Center
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

Job Type: Full-Time


The Director of Mission Integration & Spiritual Care provides leadership in assuring the integration of Mission into everyday operations and interactions.  The Director plays a key role in shaping the culture that is grounded in the Core Values of Compassion, Inclusion, Integrity, Excellence and Collaboration, and is expressed in workplace spirituality reflective of the heritage and Catholic identity on which the organization is founded. 

Essential Job Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides Mission Integration leadership in the senior living setting. 
  • Serves as the subject matter expert in Mission, Values, Catholic identity and heritage within the local facility. Understands, promotes, and interprets the Mission and Values and ensures their application to policies and practices. 
  • Fosters a culture based on the Mission, Values, Catholic identity, and heritage which encourages pride and ownership in the Mission. Helps provide meaning and purpose to the work of each employee.
  • Cultivates spirituality in the workplace. Leads prayer and theological reflections with managers and employees. 
  • Maintains responsibility for the formation of managers and employees, including understanding and support of Mission, Values, Catholic identity and heritage.  This includes initial orientation and ongoing programs.
  • Ensures compliance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services. Serves as chair of the facility Ethics Committee.  Ensures ethics consults are available to residents and family.
  • Provides spiritual care for the residents. Ensures that excellent spiritual care is integrated within the continuum of care, particularly at the end of life.
  • Participates in care conferences. Ensure timely spiritual assessment for residents.
  • Ensure appropriate religious services are provided for all residents; oversees care of the chapel.
  • Engages with area clergy, faith communities and the general community as needed. 
  • Coordinate volunteers in the spiritual care area. 
  • Collects data for the annual Community Benefit report.  Promotes advocacy on behalf of poor and disadvantaged persons.
  • Satisfies all educational in-service requirements mandated by CHI Living Communities, the department, external accrediting, and regulatory agencies.
  • Attends all mandatory in-service programs.
    • Adheres to facility policies and procedures.
    • Completes yearly online education program by deadline.
    • Attends employee meetings on a regular basis.


In addition to the essential job specific duties listed above, the Director of Mission Integration & Spiritual Care shall be required to perform all duties (essential and non-essential) in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement and Values (compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration) of CHI Living Communities and will be evaluated on such basis.  Furthermore, every employee must abide by all campus, departmental, and safety policies, rules, and regulations.

CHI Living Communities has the right to change the job specific duties and specifications required for the position of Director of Mission Integration & Spiritual Care from time to time without prior notice.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s Degree, preferably in theology, pastoral ministry or a related field, with a working knowledge of operations; working knowledge of health care ethics and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs); a demonstrated familiarity with a diversity of spiritualties; the knowledge and ability to work effectively within the framework of the Catholic Church; and alignment with the spirit of CommonSpirit Health.
  • Strong preference is for an active Catholic; exceptions include only candidates supportive of the Catholic heritage and practices with experience in Catholic health care.


  • Experience working with the elderly required; preferred in a health care setting. At least two years of demonstrated success in management positions, preferably in health care. At least two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent education/training in pastoral care with intention to become a Board Certified Chaplain.


  • Regular attendance is an essential part of this job.

Work Environment:   

  • Normal office environment
  • Handles confidential information
  • Tight time constraints
  • Extended visual concentration