Job Description

Chaplain - Outpatient Hospice
Job CategoryProfessional
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift


Coordinates and provides spiritual care to patients, their loved ones, and TMC staff.


Participates in delivering and arranging appropriate spiritual care to patients, their loved ones, and staff.

Responds to requests for spiritual care in a timely manner.

Documents spiritual care visits in patient’s EMR.

Promotes individual spiritual growth and provides a nurturing community for colleagues and volunteers.

Participates in the offering of and meeting ritual and sacramental needs of patients, their loved ones and staff.

Provide spiritual care in an interfaith/ecumenical setting.

Supports an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care.

Participates in team meetings and rounds.

Serves on institutional committees as appointed.

Participates in maintenance of proper administrative procedures for the department in accordance with institutional policy.

Assists in the coordination of clergy and spiritual care visitors from the patient’s religious community, as requested.

Keeps records of spiritual care activity to communicate with other members of the department and report to department/institution.

Participates in the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement.

Participate in programs, administrative activities of the institution, and regular staff meetings.

Participate in regular professional development activities and supervision.

Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 

Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety and confidentiality policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Theology, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience, required. At least one unit of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of chaplain or spiritual care experience required. Four (4) years of chaplain or spiritual care experience preferred.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Ordination or commissioning for chaplaincy by a recognized religious organization is required. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Valid AZ fingerprint clearance card is required for Hospice Chaplains.


  • Knowledge of interfaith chaplaincy concepts and practices.
  • Skill in providing spiritual needs and guidance.
  • Values diversity and input from others.
  • Listens well; responds with empathy.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

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