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Job Ref: 21176

Talent Area: Administrative Management

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston, TX 77070

Area/Department: Spiritual Care

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened its doors to Northwest Houston in December 2000. In May 2010, a major expansion on the 52-acre campus doubled the size of the hospital, brining more expertise, more state-of-the-art technology and more specialized care to the community. With 251 licensed beds, 14 operating rooms and over 1,400 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital was specifically designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community.

Job Summary




This position exists to direct the integration of Spiritual Care, TMH Values, and Vision throughout Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.  The position directs the Spiritual Care Department in providing the highest quality pastoral care to patients, families, and staff, and ensures that the department provides holistic, inter-disciplinary care in cultivating the hospital’s Spiritual Environment of Caring.   






Young, middle age, and mature adults




1.    Administers the duties and functions of the Department of Spiritual Care and Values Integration, including the organization of the departmental resources to achieve the maximum potential for the hospital’s spiritual care needs. (EF)


2.    Establishes budget for Spiritual Care and Values Integration; plans and organizes areas of responsibility to accomplish operational and strategic objectives within budgetary guidelines. (EF)


3.    Chairs Hospital’s Vision, Values, and Culture Goal Group, setting strategic objectives and supporting initiatives designed to maintain and enhance the hospital’s Spiritual Environment of Caring.


4.    Provides spiritual care to patients, visitors, physicians, staff, and patients’ families, consistent with the Hospital’s Spiritual Environment of Caring. (EF)


5.    Provides leadership guidance to Chaplains, Ministers, and on-call clergy and support staff. (EF)


6.    Serves on various hospital-wide committees and takes a leadership role in developing and/or evaluating hospital services, policies, or programs. In addition, represents the hospital with work in at least one professional association. (EF)


7.    Acts as a liaison with senior management, HMH Corporate management and Values Integration Council to guide and facilitate the integration of HMWB Vision, Values, and Culture throughout the organization. Advocates for Palliative Care philosophy integration, as well as the Hospital’s Spiritual Environment of Caring. (EF)


8.    Provides coaching and instruction for spiritual leadership, vision development, values integration, and cultural communication in response to hospital needs as interpreted by senior leadership, department directors, managers and employees. To include bereavement support and interventions with education, and counseling. (EF)


9.    Works with Marketing and Public Relations to facilitate internal and external communications about the Mission, Vision and Values through printed and electronic media. (EF)


10.  Advocates and promotes the development and consistent practice of biomedical ethics at through leadership in the Biomedical Ethics Committee. (EF)


11.  Builds community relationships and support among area churches by providing lay training for churches in the community. (EF)


12.  Demonstrates the components of the ICARE Values statement. (EF)


13.  Demonstrates ServicePRIDE Standards. (EF)


14.  Follows all safety rules while on the job.  Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. (EF)


15.  Performs other duties as assigned.







Graduate of a school of theology accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a Master of Divinity or equivalent





Parish experience or equivalent as judged appropriate by the Administrator/CEO

Five (5) years management experience required.




Ordained clergy within a recognized faith tradition

Commissioned by a recognized faith tradition for ministry in a hospital setting

Board Certified Chaplain with Association of Professional Chaplain





Skilled in verbal and written communication

Ability to build and sustain interpersonal relationships

Ability to reflect theologically on institutional concerns

Knowledge of organizational strategies and operational objectives

Skilled in coaching, counseling and developing others

Knowledge of management principles, processes and procedures

Skilled in team building, team participation, and achieving organizational success

Strategic thinker, insightful decision maker, ability to analyze and solve problems





Activity Checklist attached.





The working environment is a well-lighted, ventilated office space.  Movement throughout the hospital to various meeting rooms as well as hospital patient care areas is required, as well as occasional travel to off-campus sites.  Hours are variable due to professional, community, and managerial meeting needs.  Professional attire is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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