How to Become a Pastoral Officer

Pastoral Officer Job Description

The pastoral officer provides spiritual care and guidance to patients, their families and hospital staff.



Pastoral Officer Job Duties

  • Facilitate ethical discussions among patients and their families
  • Maintain professional growth by attending seminars, conferences and workshops
  • Respond to patient referrals
  • Evaluate a patient’s need for spiritual guidance
  • Recommend other programs and services as needed
  • Coordinate with health care staff to assist patient with personal adjustment
  • Meet with patients, their family or staff for counseling



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