Part Time Hospice Chaplain

Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States | Western Arkansas, AR | Full-time


 We are currently looking for a part-time (25 hours/week) Chaplain to be responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of the hospice, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. Chaplain will be on-call every 5th week. 


Heart of Hospice was founded in 2007 and currently provides care to patients via 16 agencies throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, MIssissippi, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. We provide excellent training, innovative technology, competitive benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow.  Be a part of the team that is transforming end of life care in the River Valley area.



  • Completes a spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers in the hospice program meeting them where they are on their journey.
  • Coordinates and communicates with members of the interdisciplinary team in developing an individualized plan of care to meet identified spiritual needs.
  • Documents spiritual services provided and progress of patient/family needs on a clinical progress note.
  • Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers according to the plan of care.
  • Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance and program development.
  • Attends and actively participates in the interdisciplinary group meeting.
  • Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers.
  • Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors and documents ongoing communication.
  • Recruits community chaplains, spiritual counselors, and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient and family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering education through congregations about hospice care.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group and hospice staff on spiritual care.
  • Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
  • Collaborates with the Bereavement Coordinator in planning periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice team.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all policy and procedures.
  • Maintains compliance by documenting accurately and timely within the organization’s electronic health record.
  • Lives the Mission, strives to achieve the Vision and exemplifies the Core Values of the organization.
  • Works toward exceeding chosen Pillar goals in the areas of Employee Satisfaction, Customer Satisfaction,    Quality Service, Compliance, Growth and Financial Performance.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the employee Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.               

The above statements are intended to be a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description. 


  • Graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology and/or certification, CPE preferred.
  • Documented evidence of appropriate training and skills to provide spiritual counseling, such as Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity or equivalent theological degree or training.
  • Experience working with death and dying, individuals/family/caregiver preferred.
  • Hospice/ experience preferred.
  • Primarily frequent in nature with exerting up to fifty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to twenty pounds of force frequently, and/or up to ten pounds of force constantly to move objects: reaching, lifting, carrying, handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, and twisting.  Position may require pushing and pulling up to 300 lbs. Frequent to continuous speaking, hearing, near visual acuity, far visual acuity, depth perception, typing and driving.

Nothing inspires a person more than bringing care and coordination to patients and their families who are facing end of life care.  We offer a supportive work environment where faith, excellence, compassion, respect and integrity are an essential part of our company culture.  Make a difference in patients’ lives today, as well as in your own career. Come grow with us.


Heart of Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer