Hospital Resource Minister in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Organization: HHC

Eskenazi Health is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to engage a diverse volunteer workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply to volunteer and to seek advancement opportunities. Eskenazi Health also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: 317-880-3311.

Position Title:            Volunteer Hospital Resource Minister                       

Coordinator:              Father Robert Lyons, Spiritual Care Manager

Summary:                  This volunteer opportunity will provide ministers from various faith traditions, not represented on the Eskenazi Health staff, to provide faith-specific programming and                                                    dedicated emergency resources, to the patients, families, and staff of Eskenazi Health.

There are two levels of Hospital Resource Minister:

  1. Ordained (or equivalent) ministers who are able to provide all rites/rituals of a faith tradition necessary in a hospital (priest, pastor, imam, rabbi, etc.)

  1. Lay Ministers who are able to provide companionship and, perhaps, a limited array  of services to their co-religionists (nun, Eucharistic minister, commissioned lay  visitor, etc.)

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Volunteers acknowledge that they may be called at any hour, day or night, for emergencies, when the patient/family/staff experiencing the emergency is of their own faith tradition; though we equally acknowledge that if the volunteer is unable to come, we understand. 
  2. Complete all necessary paperwork and evaluation forms following all policies and procedures set forth by Eskenazi Health and adhere to the code of ethics of the department as well as acknowledging organizational and departmental visions and values.
  3. Perform related duties as assigned.
  4. Must comply with HIPPA standards, policies and procedures of maintaining confidentiality of patient and medical information.
  5. Volunteers are not permitted to:
    1. Position or lift patients in/out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
    2. Transport patients.
    3. Communicate clinical information to patients, clients, visitors or family members.
    4. Document clinical information.
    5. Interpret/translate clinical information in another language.


  1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Successful completion of the online application, interview, hospital volunteer orientation, and position specific departmental training.
  3. Volunteers will be required to submit to criminal background inquiry, national governmental sanction check, child abuse clearance, sexual offender registry clearance and Occupational Health Screening.

It is Eskenazi Health’s philosophy and policy to treat employees, volunteers and applicants fairly and without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status or physical or mental ability. Discrimination against any employee, volunteer or applicant based on any of these conditions will not be allowed or tolerated. For additional questions please contact us at: 317-880-3311.


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