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Hospice Chaplain-Bereavement Coordinator / 5 Weeks Paid Vacation

Bereavement | Springfield, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Our Mission....serving people with compassion and dignity.

Seeking experienced Hospice Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator to provide excellent support to our patients and their loved ones.

The Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator supports the spiritual needs of our patients and families, by helping to assess and provide for overall patient and family needs, including support at the time of death and bereavement support afterwords.

*Minimum of one year of hospice experience preferred.

About Us 

Service excellence drives our model for providing quality, compassionate care at the end of life. We opened our first office in Oklahoma City in 1995. Today, we have a regional presence serving Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Along the way, we've touched the lives of more than 20,000 patients and shepherded 50,000+ family members through their time of need. Every member of our medical team – and volunteer staff – receives comprehensive, ongoing training. 

We are a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Medicare Certified and State Licensed.


Assessment − Receives patient’s information and makes appointment to determine spiritual needs and concerns, establishing goals with patient and family including frequency of visits.

Visits − Presents appropriate spiritual support for the patient and family based on expressed needs and preferences. Prays with the patient and/or family as invited and provides emotional support as appropriate. Documents visits and progress towards meeting goals.

Bereavement − Manages the bereavement program, and provides grief support services and follow-up to hospice family members and significant others. Responsibilities include bereavement assessment, creation of an individualized care plan and carrying out interventions in accordance with the care plan to support grief recovery.

Teamwork − Attends IDT meetings and shares specific spiritual needs for each patient in their care. Attends in-services as required. Provides spiritual support for staff as needed.


  • Minimum of one year of hospice experience preferred
  • Minimum of a two-year degree in the pastoral or other applicable field 
  • Previous experience in healthcare-related pastoral care
  • Current driver's license and automobile insurance coverage
  • Can successfully pass background checks

Benefits - *5 weeks paid vacation per year based on accrued hours

Our competitive benefit package includes paid holidays, Health, Dental and Life Insurance, an education fund, a 401K investment plan with matching, mileage reimbursement, and 5 weeks paid time off per year based on accrued hours.


Good Shepherd Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


COMPASSIONATE ABOUT CARE. passionate about life.