Hospice Chaplain Job in Texas


Job title: Hospice Chaplain

Company: Hospice Plus

Expected salary:

Location: Houston, TX

Hospice Chaplain Job Details:

Our Company

Hospice Plus, part of the Gentiva family of hospice, home health, palliative, and community care providers, focuses on clinical excellence with compassion and dignity. Our company culture centers around humility, servant leadership, empathy, and innovation while we serve as a leader in the home care industry. Our people and our patient care allow us to make a difference when life matters most. We are passionate about what we do because our care matters.


Join us to make a difference when life matters most

We believe every day is an opportunity to make care more personal and life more comfortable. That’s why we offer personal care, palliative care and hospice to give people the care they need with dignity, grace, and love.

As a Full Time Hospice Chaplain, you will be eligible for:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Wellness Program and Resources including:

+ A dedicated Accolade Care Coordinator for personalized care management support of all your healthcare needs

+ Telemedicine Program

+ Type 2 Diabetes Management Program via Virta Health

+ A complete Joint and Spine Program with concierge services via Nimble Orthopedics

  • Generous Paid Time Off (plan increases with tenure) and 7 paid holidays
  • Pre-tax FSA and HSA plans (HSA w/company contributions)
  • 401(k) with company matching contributions
  • Career growth opportunities available at both the branch and corporate levels
  • One on One Onboarding Program with a Nurse Preceptor
  • Free Continuing Education Units
  • Tuition Program that includes:

+ Access to 280+ program at 25+ learning partners

+ Online classes with flexible start dates

+ Tuition reimbursement

  • Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary long-term care, critical illness, accident insurance, and pet insurance
  • Local and national award programs
  • Referral bonus program
  • Mileage reimbursement or Fleet Program
  • Financial assistance program supporting teammates in times of need

As a Hospice Chaplain, you will:

  • You will report directly to the Administrator or Executive Director.
  • You will be responsible for the spiritual services provided to hospice patients and families.
  • Participate in developing the interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Visit patients/families identified as appropriate for spiritual care services and provides direct spiritual support, counsel, prayer, and ministry as appropriate.
  • Assist members of the interdisciplinary team in understanding the significant spiritual concerns related to the patient/family response to dying.
  • Serve as liaison and resource for community spiritual leaders in dealing with hospice patient/family.
  • Assist members of the interdisciplinary team in understanding the significant spiritual concerns related to the patient/family response to dying.
  • Assist in training and education in spiritual care for hospice staff, volunteers, local clergy, nursing home staff, and the community.

About You

The candidate must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • BS or BA in theology, religion, human services, counseling, psychology, or sociology from a college or university and/or as required by state-specific regulations.
  • A Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, theology or divinity from a college or university and/or as required by state-specific regulations. (Preferred.)
  • A minimum of one unit of Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE)-accredited CPE.
  • Note a degree received from an accredited college/university is preferred. If the degree is received from a non-accredited college or university, AVPO approval is required prior to hire.

Additional Experience:

  • Two years of active work in spiritual care ministry/ program, one unit of pastoral education (per state requirements, if indicated), and demonstrated ability to work with patients, families, and community spiritual leaders of various denominations/beliefs is required.
  • Three years of active work in hospice spiritual care support and one year of clinical pastoral education is preferred.

We Offer

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Health Insurance, 401k Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, PTO
  • Opportunity to Participate In a Fleet Program
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Professional Growth and Development Opportunities


  • This is a safety-sensitive position
  • Employee must meet minimum requirements to be eligible for benefits
  • Where applicable, employee must meet state specific requirements
  • We are proud to be an EEO employer
  • We maintain a drug-free workplace


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