Medical City Lewisville: Hospital Chaplain

Date Posted: 2/8/2023

Medical City Lewisville, Lewisville, TX

Job Description

Medical City Lewisville is a full-service, acute care hospital licensed for 186 beds. Serving the Lewisville, Flower Mound, Castle Hills and southern Denton County communities since 1976, Medical City Lewisville is a Level III Trauma Center, Level III NICU, Level II Maternal Center, Primary Stroke Center and Magnet®-recognized for nursing excellence with 186 beds, 701 physicians, 750 employees, 8,142 annual admissions, 42,991 annual ER visits, and 1,591 babies delivered annually.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Medical City Lewisville Hospital which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare. Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a Part Time Contract Chaplain where your passion for engaging Spiritual Care and Chaplain Services are valued?  

The clinical work of the chaplains within our organization refers to the multidimensional task of using spiritual, faith, emotional and psychological resources in caring for the institution: patients, their families, staff and the community. Based on the values, beliefs, life experiences and preferences of patients, families, and staff, Chaplains uphold to the sacredness of all life. Chaplains embrace religious and cultural diversity and inclusion while integrating evidence-based care of body, mind and spirit during times of illness, crisis, stress, conflict, loss and decision-making. The clinical chaplain provides spiritual, emotional and psychosocial support and pastoral counseling for persons caught in the Crisis of illness.  The chaplain seeks to bring each person’s faith resources to bear in the journey towards healing. 

The Chaplain is available to provide spiritual, religious, emotional and psychosocial support services and pastoral counseling to patients, their families/support persons, the community, and staff through the hospital journey and beyond. As a Chaplain, you will work with all hospital departments and personnel to provide spiritual guidance and emotional support during illness, injury and/or emergency to patients, family members, visitors, hospital staff and physicians. As a member of the interdisciplinary care team, you will advocate for a patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions, and will demonstrate caring and empathy in all interactions.


  • Masters of Theology or Equivalent (completed or in process)
  • Minimum of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (completed or in process)
  • Ordination and/or endorsement from appropriate religious body (completed or in process)
  • Bachelor's degree


  • You will provide visitations and spiritual support to patients, family members, and employees.
  • You will aim to reduce anxiety and fear, mediate conflict, and offer spiritual care interventions when appropriate.
  • You will serve as a liaison to community religious organizations and clergy members on behalf of the hospital, including the coordination of patient visits
  • You will document services and significant interactions in the electronic patient medical record.
  • You will function as a contact to the Ethics Committee.
  • You will provide assistance with crisis intervention measures where appropriate.
  • You will formulate programs and policies to meet the spiritual needs of the organization.
  • When providing in-house coverage, participate in the ritual life of the hospital, FINAL SALUTEs, Honor Walks, memorial services, award ceremonies, and other similar celebrations and special events within the hospital.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Good interpersonal communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of spiritual care and the role of a chaplain in an institutional setting
  • Competency in basic computer use and electronic communication tools, e.g., email, calendar.
  • Ability to work with and relate to people of all faith traditions and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to offer non-anxious presence and work with people during a time of crisis and bereavement, offering compassionate care.
  • Proficiently document patient care in the medical record.  (within one year of employment and demonstrate this proficiency)
  • Ability to offer religious and spiritual rituals as requested by patients and/or staff.  When appropriate, ability to refer to outside clergy to meet patient sacramental needs.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state, and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

How to Apply

Direct inquiries to Assistant Vice-President Gary Fullerton MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, CEN, LP at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 469-370-2706


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