Casa de la Luz Hospice

Chaplain, Per Diem

Job ID
Social Services
Per Diem
Shift (Days/Hours)
Per Diem



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Casa de la Luz has been providing Superior Care for over 22 years and

has grown to become the leader in hospice and palliative care services in Southern AZ!


Casa de la Luz is also the recipient of The Arizona Daily Star's 2020 Reader Choice Awards for

"Best Hospice Care" and "Best Workplace Culture!"


Do you love being able to connect with your patients and feel that you're making a difference?



Now Hiring for a Per Diem Chaplain

*Evening and Weekend Availability Preferred*





About Casa de la Luz Hospice:


Lynette Jaramillo and Agnes C. Poore formed Casa de la Luz Hospice, LLC, in 1998 to provide sensitivity, care and support for patients and their loved ones in the final phase of life. They wanted to reach far beyond the usual and customary hospice service in Tucson. They built a team of individuals who are committed to guiding patients and their loved ones through the end of life journey with knowledge, compassion, and the highest ethical standards. Casa de la Luz's mission and core values are in the heart of each of its employees. In order to continuously fulfill our mission we seek to recruit caring and compassionate individuals.


By joining the Casa de la Luz family you will have the opportunity to make a great contribution to the hospice community, and you will find your employment at Casa de la Luz Hospice to be a rewarding experience.  Casa de la Luz Hospice has established an outstanding reputation for compassionate and superior care. Credit for this reputation goes to each individual in the organization. Casa has also been voted as Tucson's Best Place to Work on more than one occasion due to our commitment to our employees. Today, Casa de la Luz Hospice is the largest and one of the most trusted and respected hospices in Southern Arizona. We seek unique talent and energies to contribute to our culture of superior care.


 Position Overview:


The Chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients and families/caregivers of Casa de la Luz, either directly or through coordination of care with other Chaplains. 


  1. Assures spiritual assessment of patients/families/caregivers in the hospice program and appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner.
  2. Facilitates the development in the interdisciplinary group Plan of Care to meet identified spiritual needs.
  3. Provides direct spiritual care to patients/families/caregivers.
  4. Serves as liaison and support to community Chaplains.
  5. Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development, and policy and procedure review and revision.
  6. Documents direct services and ongoing communication with community Chaplains.
  7. Attends patient care conference and interdisciplinary group meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary group.
  8. Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group on spiritual care.
  9. Recruits community Chaplains, and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient/family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering education through congregations about hospice care.
  10. Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
  11. Plans periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/Chaplains working with the hospice team.
  12. Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers.
  13. Accepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
  14. Adheres to Casa de la Luz's Mission, Core Values and Job Non-negotiables.



  1. Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology (BD, M.Div., or equivalent theological degree) and/or a minimum of four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  2. At least one year recent healthcare chaplaincy experience; hospice experience preferred.
  3. Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and an automobile in good working condition that is insured in accordance with state and/or Casa requirements. Must maintain a driving record that meets Casa/carrier requirements.
  4. Ability to show compassion for individuals in the dying process and be sensitive to the needs of patients and families in stressful situations.
  5. Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the hospice concept and be comfortable with matters of death and dying.
  6. Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and values.
  7. Ability to network with community clergy and congregations.
  8. Must be comfortable in an interfaith setting.


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