Discover a career that transforms lives – including yours.
At HopeHealth, health care is more than a career choice.
It’s a calling.
You can see it in our incredible team, who are as compassionate as they are talented.
You can see it in the trust that our patients and families place in us every day.
And you can see it in our values – as a health care organization, and as an employer.
At HopeHealth, we care deeply about every life we touch, including yours.
We’re committed to giving employees the support they need to not only excel at their jobs, but to love what they do.
Join us, and you’ll be part of a team that inspires you, a workplace that invests in you, and a mission that brings hope and dignity to patients and families every day.
HopeHealth is a not-for-profit market leader in the areas of home health, palliative and hospice care serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Our family of brands include HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, HopeHealth Community VNA and HopeHealth Visiting Nurse.
Our Hospice Care Team
HopeHealth’s hospice care team provides comfort and support to patients who are in the advanced stages of serious illness or nearing the end of life.
Join our team, and you’ll:
Help patients and families make every moment count.
Hospice is a special calling.
Your work will help patients live as comfortably and fully as possible, and provide meaningful support for everyone in the family.
As part of our team, you’ll provide patients, and their loved ones, with a peaceful end-of-life setting.
Know that your expertise and unique perspective are valued.
In our inclusive work culture, you’ll be free to work autonomously while feeling authentic support from your team.
You’ll experience the mutual respect, collaboration and trust of a healthcare team that’s committed to going above and beyond for every patient – and for every member of the team.
Enjoy a flexible work schedule and generous benefits.
Work full-time, part-time or per diem with scheduling flexibility to maximize your work/family life balance.
Benefits include competitive compensation package, health care coverage, education reimbursement, and an employer-match retirement plan.
Be part of a leading team.
For over 40 years, HopeHealth Hospice has set the gold standard for end-of-life care.
We’re the second-oldest hospice in the country, and one of the largest not-for-profit hospice providers in New England.
We are committed to giving all of our employees the skills and support they need to deliver the best possible patient care.
About This Position
HopeHealth is seeking an experienced Chaplain for its affiliate HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care.
The Chaplain actively participates as part of an interdisciplinary team to coordinate and provide spiritual care to patients, families and staff, which are accepting, affirming and respectful of diverse belief systems and spiritual practices.
This is a per diem position.
What will you do?
Provides spiritual/pastoral assessment through contact with patient/family within five (5) days of admission, per patient need.
Provide spiritual/pastoral care in accordance with the ongoing wishes and needs of the patient/family.
Develop and implement an individualized spiritual/pastoral plan of care according to goals and wishes of patient/family.
Conduct services of prayer, worship and rituals for patients/families, staff and community members as appropriate.
Offer patients/families of different philosophies and religious beliefs opportunities to discuss and share their thoughts, feelings, beliefs and values.
Document spiritual counseling, and other interventions, provided in the patient's clinical record, according to HPC-RI procedures and policies.
Work collaboratively as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team(s) to ensure patient/family needs are met, continually evaluating patient response to care.
Facilitate linkage to community clergy or other faith-based leaders as requested by patient/families.
Active participation in Interdisciplinary Team meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as requested and expected for the position.
Work collaboratively with Bereavement to plan HPC-RI memorial services and other organizational outreach activities.
What are the qualifications for this job?
Master's Degree in religious or theological studies required
Minimum of 2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent training, education and experience
One to three years' experience for Chaplain, three to five years' experience for Senior Chaplain, in community service
Must be comfortable with prayer in an interfaith environment and respectful of all religious beliefs/spiritualties
Knowledge and experience with grief and end of life issues preferred
Knowledge of caring for patients and families in the home setting or inpatient facilities preferred
What are the job benefits?
For your health and peace of mind:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Retirement plan with employer contribution
Pre-tax flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care
Discounts on voluntary insurance programs
Life and long-term-disability insurance
For your wellbeing:
Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
A caring culture that supports your wellbeing
Work only one weekend a month (day off week before and after)
For your career:
A robust orientation programs
Reimbursement for certifications
HopeHealth Clinical Education Lab (continuing education)
HopeHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
HopeHealth is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workspace.
We believe that attracting, developing and empowering exceptional people will allow us to continue to deliver the best care for our patients and families.
All qualified individuals – inclusive of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age and ability – are warmly welcome at HopeHealth.
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