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Catholic Health Initiatives Chaplain in Houston, Texas


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an internationally recognized leader in research and clinical excellence that has given rise to breakthroughs in cardiovascular care neuroscience oncology transplantation and more. Our team’s efforts have led to the creation of many research programs and initiatives to develop advanced treatments found nowhere else in the world. In our commitment to advancing standards in an ever-evolving healthcare environment our new McNair Campus is designed around the human experience—modeled on evidence-based practices for the safety of patients visitors staff and physicians. The 27.5-acre campus represents the future of healthcare through a transformative alliance focused on leading-edge patient care research and education. Our strong alliance with Texas Heart® Institute and Baylor College of Medicine allows us to bring our patients a powerful network of care unlike any other. Our collaboration is focused on increasing access to care through a growing network of leading specialists and revolutionizing healthcare to save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve.


Chaplain provides compassionate, supportive quality care to patients, families, caregivers and staff. St. Luke's has the responsibility to treat those seeking care in a way that reverences human dignity. We are called to provide holistic care, an approach not limited to illness or ailment. Thus, we embrace the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of the human person. Spiritual care Has a full range of pastoral outreaches and responses, such as offering a listening presence, conducting spiritual assessments, and providing support in the face of powerlessness and pain from a new diagnosis, addressing grief and loss, as well as ensuring a ministry of prayer, ritual and sacraments. Chaplains also exhibit an educational component to their roles, including consultation and didactic input as a member of a multidisciplinary team.


  1. Provide leadership in implementing programs sponsored by hospital departments, e.g. NEO, Adult Formation, etc.

  2. Provide spiritual assessment and pastoral care in assigned areas to patients, families and staff.

  3. Interact with the patient care teams on assigned units assigned and other areas of responsibility. Communicate relevant patient information to other team members through appropriate use of charting. Respect patient confidentiality.

  4. Promote and participate in an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care.

  5. Design and conduct a variety of spiritual experiences throughout the hospital and opportunities for multi-faith prayer, worship and rituals.

  6. Support the work of the System in the greater community.

  7. Other spiritual care responsibilities as needed.


Education and Licensure Required:

  • Master’s Degree - Theological Focus

  • Four (4) CPE units and eligible for certification (Must achieve Board Certification within 24 months of hire date with accredited chaplaincy group such as: APC, NACC or NAJC)

Minimum Experience:

  • Three (3) years of parish, hospital, hospice chaplaincy or comparable experience.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in Chrome and Google.

  • Knowledge with Charting in EMR’s such as EPIC.

Disclosure Statement:

The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Pay Range

$26.51 - $38.44 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.