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Providence Chaplain - Hospice Seattle in Tukwila, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain (0.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work inHospice Seattle at SCS Hospice in Tukwila, WA.

The Hospice Chaplain is a member of an Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) of clinical care givers who together provide hospice or palliative care to pediatric and adult patients and their families. The Hospice Chaplain provides spiritual care for patients and families and serves as liaison with community clergy.

The Hospice Chaplain reports primarily to the Patient Care Services Manager with regard to work assignment and schedule, and performance management; this position reports also receives clinical supervision and guidance from the Spiritual Care Supervisor with regard to discipline-related aspect of the position.

In this position you will:

  • Assess the spiritual needs and resources of the hospice patient, family, other care givers, and friends and assist with families using their faith in dealing with End of Life issues

  • Establish and implement a plan of care and age appropriate spiritual interventions in accordance with the team’s goals.

  • Provide counseling for the dying person to develop and strengthen his/her own spiritual beliefs and resources throughout the dying process.

  • Facilitate development of appropriate spiritual expressions within Hospice team and with patients, family and friends.

  • Provide safe and positive environment for families to express their faith on their own meaningful ways, and serves as a resource in response to the patients’ and their families’ spiritual needs.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Theology, religious studies or religious education from a school accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  • Completion of a minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), preferably within a health care setting.

  • Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) is required within three (3) years of the date of hire.

  • Ecclesiastical Endorsement by a recognized faith group for ministry in a specialized setting.

  • Ordination or commissioning to function in a ministry of pastoral care.

  • Current Washington State Driver’s license.

  • Healthcare Provider CPR certification earned through training approved by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years of Chaplain experience.

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout King County in Washington state. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to adults and children nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends. Our skilled and compassionate team includes nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, medical directors, grief support counselors and volunteers.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Tukwila

Req ID: 348693