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Diocese of San Jose Published: September 12, 2018
San Jose, CA
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Position Description

 Priest Case Manager/Health Officer


  • Works collaboratively with the Vicar for Clergy to assist retired priests or priests in need
  • Works with the Benefits Department to assist in retired priests’ understanding of benefits
  • Will assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the options and services required to meet an individual priest’s health and human service needs


(other duties may be assigned)

Assist priests through the transition into retirement

  • Assist priests with completing Advance Directives, Power of Attorney, Release of Medical Information Form, emergency contacts/next of kin, and Funeral Arrangements
  • Monitor and assist in managing chronic health conditions and terminal care
  • Visit priests during hospital stays & coordinate with hospital discharge planner for post-hospital care
  • Provide regular emotional and practical support to all ill priests and family as appropriate and needed
  • Monitor health and safety of retired priests living independently
  • Assess, assist and/or make referral for in-home help as needed
  • Collaborate with appropriate parties to provide continuity of care when priest’s medical status changes
  • Assess need for higher level or care.  Assist and coordinate transfer to facility when prior residence no longer appropriate
  • Go to doctor’s appointments as needed to advocate for a priest.
  • Provide health education and community resources as needed
  • Arrange employee flu shot clinic
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Attend priest retirement board meetings
  • Give regular reports to Vicar for Clergy/Bishop

 Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Master’s Degree in a related field, such as medical Social Work or Health Care.

Language Skills:

Effective oral and written communications skills are required.  Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization and of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The ability to train individuals and provided group presentations.  Bilingual skills in Spanish, Vietnamese or any language a plus.

Computational Skills:

Advanced medical and healthy lifestyle assessment knowledge required.

Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations in the care of current and retired priests in the Diocese.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Current Nursing License

Working Conditions:

The employee must be physically present in the office.  Able to work cooperatively with other members of the staff and with parish staff and be able to multi-task.  The employee is expected to work 24 hours per week (8:30 to 5:00) three days a week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Other Requirements:

The employee must have knowledge of Church structure and culture.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to

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