Mercy Health

Returning Candidate?

Chaplain - Full Time

Chaplain - Full Time

Requisition ID 
Other Professional Non-Clinical
Position Type 
Full Time
US-MO-Saint Louis

More information about this job


Job Template Header


We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


This is a full time position with medical, dental, vision, PTO and 401K available with no waiting period. Thank you!


Responsibilities and Qualifications

The chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients/families/ caregivers according to their desires and beliefs, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our Mission, Values, and Mercy Service Standards.


Assures spiritual assessment of patient/families/caregivers and appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner.

Provides direct spiritual support and/or counseling to patients/families/caregivers in keeping with patient/family/caregiver beliefs.

Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

Documents accurately and submits documentation in accordance with Mercy Hospice policies.

Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors.

Participates in Performance Improvement activities.

Provides bereavement follow-up services as defined by Mercy Hospice.

Provides or makes arrangements for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested and to help meet the needs of bereaved families, personnel and volunteers working with the Hospice team..

Provides consultation, education and support to the interdisciplinary team on spiritual care.

Participates in the Admission Process. Admits patients into Mercy Hospice informing them of the services available, their rights and responsibilities as well as those of the organization, and any financial responsibility.

Follows the established uniform policy. Presents a professional appearance, maintains a positive public image and a professional work environment and wears their ID badge at all times.

Participates in required afterhours coverage as assigned. Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field and specific end of life training per state regulations within 90 days of hiring. OR 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field and specific end of life training per state regulations within 90 days of hiring. OR 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education.



Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:


  • Qualification 1: Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field and specific end of life training per state regulations within 90 days of hiring, OR 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Qualification 2: Ordained, commissioned, or credentialed according to the practices of an organized religious group. Must be a licensed driver.


Experience: Clinical experience working with patient/families dealing with life-threatening and chronic illness, grief and loss, individual, family and group therapy.

Other: Ability to be flexible, open, sensitive and ecumenical; ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures beliefs and values. Good oral and written communication skills; good organizational skills. Ability to work as member of interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Other: Basic computer skills as well as a working knowledge of Windows, Word and Outlook.



We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Connect with Mercy

What if I am not ready to apply? Submit your resume here and be considered for future opportunities!