Job Description

About Us

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.  

One unit of CPE is preferred but not required.  The application fee of $25 must accompany the application.

Program Duration: August 12th 2024 to August 8th 2025

For more additional information about CPE at Harris Heath System click here.

For more information about Clinical Pastoral Education visit the ACPE website to learn more.


The Chaplain Resident, under supervision of CPE educator and manager, provides spiritual care to patients, families and staff of Harris Health System.


  1. An individual who, through a written application and admissions interview, has demonstrated the ability to participate in an ACPE certified CPE Program. 
  2. One who has successfully completed at least one year of theological school or 72 academic hours of accredited theological education.
  3. Other requirements or education and experience as a specific ACPE Center may be required. Experience working with diverse populations or religious institutions. One previous CPE unit preferred; not required 
  4. Equipment Operated: computer, telephone, pager.

1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)

2.  Other Skills:
Analytical, Medical Terms Statistical Computer Proficiency:  MS Word MS Excel 
3.  Work Schedule:   Weekends    Flexible       Overtime       Travel       On Call

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Health insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Public Holiday paid time off
  • Accrued Paid Time Off

Application Instructions

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