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MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Chaplain in Houston, Texas

The Sr Chaplain position at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center provides spiritual care to address the psychosocial needs of patients, their families and staff as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Chaplains provide pastoral care to our patients, their families and staff and visit patients at their bedside, receive prayer requests and lead support groups.

The ideal candidate will be a Board Certified Chaplain and have at least two years of clinical chaplain experience. Chaplain experience in palliative care would be a plus.

MD Anderson offers our employees:

  • Paid employee medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day

  • Minimum 24.5 days paid leave in first year (PTO & holidays)

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Teacher's Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan

  • Employer paid short-term disability, life & accidental death insurance

  • State of Texas longevity pay

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Essential Functions:

Provides direct spiritual care. Evaluates spiritual needs, interventions, outcomes and devises a plan of care and documents in electronic health records. Provides leadership for chapel service and other support for patients and staff; including sacramental ministry as needed. Participates as clinical spiritual care provider on interdisciplinary teams and initiatives throughout acute care and ambulatory services. Serves as subject matter expert in committees, projects, and research. Participates in department TRB Safety Briefing.

Education and Training Functions:

Participates in activities for educational appointees enrolled in MD Anderson's Clinical Pastoral Education Program, accredited by ACPE, Inc. The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education. Our CPE Program is aligned with MD Anderson's Department of Education and Training: Clinical Health Education Programs.

Works all shifts as per department needs. This position is classified as an essential worker during emergency operations.


Required: Graduate level theological degree from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Equivalencies for graduate level theological degree will be granted by the individual professional organization according to established guidelines.


Required: 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education and at least two years as professional clinical chaplain and/or spiritual care educator.

Preferred: Chaplain experience in palliative care would be a plus.


Required: Certified Educator Candidate Status from ACPE -OR- Certification by Association of Professional Chaplains/BCCI, Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 159507

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Rotating, Weekends

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 62,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 93,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No