Job Description


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.

Skills / Requirements


The Staff Chaplain provides spiritual care to patients, families and staff of Harris Health System.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: 

  • Masters Degree or equivalent, M.Div. preferred.
  • 4 Units CPE certified by ACPE. Endorsed by appropriate adjudicatory.
  • Board Certified Chaplain (APC, NACC, AJC) preferred or eligible for certification within one year.

Work Experience:  1 year health care chaplaincy, experience in trauma preferred

Equipment Operated:  Computer, telephone, pager

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

Other Skills:
Analytical, Medical Terms, Statistical, P.C., MS Word, MS Excel

Work Schedule:   Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime, Travel, On Call

Application Instructions

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