Mercy Chaplain in Lebanon, Missouri


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.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Deals with all individuals with a spirit of friendliness and undivided attention. Demonstrates compassion for the sick, poor and uneducated. Upholds all applicable patient rights and responsibilities.

Exhibits behavior that is indicative of an understanding of Hospice philosophy and mission and will nurture that behavior in the hospice clinical staff.

Completes thorough spiritual assessments, in the time frame identified by HospiceCare policy and procedure.

Identifies spiritual needs of patients/families and develops appropriate spiritual goals in accordance with their belief system.

Communicate with community churches or synagogues as requested by patients/families and acts as liaison. Maintains a current list of clergy representing various denominations.

Provides on-going spiritual support for patients/families according to goals and Hospice policies and procedures.

Attends meetings and in-services as required/requested. Willingly accepts and effectively performs additional duties as assigned.

Participates as an active member of the IDT.

Provides spiritual and/or supportive assistance to Hospice staff and volunteers.


Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

  • Education: One (1) unit of CPE or has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in counseling or related subjects and has, within ninety days of hire, completed specific training to include: common spiritual issues in death and dying; belief systems of comparative religions related to death and dying; spiritual assessment skills; individualizing care to patient beliefs; and varied spiritual practices/rituals.

  • Licensure: Ordained, commissioned, or credentialed according to the practices of an organized religious group.

  • Certifications: Must have current American Heart Association Heart Saver Provider card or obtain one within the probationary period. Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card or obtain within the probationary period.

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.

Requisition ID 2018-764710

Category Support Services

Position Type Part Time

Shift(s) Days, Varies/Rotating

Department Hospice Mercy Lebanon

Location US-MO-Lebanon