Chaplain I

at MHM Support Services dba Mercy Healthcare System in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.


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. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."



The purpose of this Job is to provide comfort and care for Patients and their families as they face a terminal illness. To provide support to co-workers, To assist in the Pastoral Services Department as needed.

This is a part-time position; 20 hours/week.


Experience: Visiting in a ministry capacity, healthcare or military experience preferred.


Required Education: Bachelors Degree in Theology, Divinity, Counseling, Ministry or other related fields.

Two units of Clinical Pastoral Education recognized by Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

Preferred Education: Masters level work in Theology, Divinity, Counseling, Ministry equivalence related fields

Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education recognized by Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

Other: Must be comfortable dealing with suffering, death and dying. Will performs duties in a manner that reflects the Mercy Core Values of Dignity, Justice, Excellence, Compassionate Service and Stewardship. Recognizes the vulnerable, dependent and fearful state of the sick and their families. Responds with respect, graciousness, kindness, and spiritual comfort, while respecting their privacy. Accepts each person for who they are regardless of race, creed, color sex, education, social status, or ability to pay. Is an advocate for the patient, family member or peer when the need arises. Ministers to all people with emphasis on the spiritual by being supportive presence to all. Facilitates communication between patient, family physician and co-workers. Must be just, honest and impartial in all assigned duties, keep information confidential and respect personal cultural and ethnic preferences. Working telephone line, cell phone, and beeper. Valid Driver's license in Arkansas or Oklahoma Good Driving Record Reliable Transportation Automobile liability insurance in amount required by law in the sate in which the automobile is registered. Must have good coping and management skills and possess good physical and mental health.

*May prefer Catholic


We Offer Great Benefits:


Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.


At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.


What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.


Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.



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Job Posting: 3105597

Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

Updated On: Nov 25, 2021