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Providence Health & Services Chaplain - Pastoral Care in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain (0.0 FTE, On Call Variable Shift) to work in Pastoral Care at Providence Centralia Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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The chaplain will be responsible for the implementation of the mission, values, policies and procedures of the department of Spiritual Care. A chaplain offers holistic ministry which addresses the spiritual, religious, emotional and sacramental needs to patients, families and caregivers. The chaplain provides a ministry of presence, seeking to embody compassion and to promote healing as they accompany individuals and families on their journey through illness, and at times, through death. The chaplain communicates with patients, families and members of the health care team in an effort to enhance dignity, autonomy and self respect as well as a sense of hope and spiritual well-being. The chaplain individualizes patient care based on the unit population assigned, by applying age-related concepts, including knowledge of growth and development, communication, and specific spiritual issues.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate and model Providence's Mission and Core Values of dignity, justice, compassion, excellence and integrity to customers, caregivers, and visitors; and provides quality compassionate service in the performance of work assignments and responsibilities

  • Customer Service:

  • Maintain and promotes positive, open and honest interpersonal relationships with patients, providers, visitors and caregivers

  • Provide high quality service through assessment and evaluates patient needs for spiritual and emotional care

  • Develop an appropriate plan to enhance whole person care for patient and their family on the assessment/reassessment and initiates or recommends services to meet those needs. Integrates the plan of care into interdisciplinary plan of care and documents all interventions in the patient's electronic medical record (EMR)

  • Provide care appropriate to the patient population:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient’s status, age related needs and considerations

  • Attempt to make contact with new admits to assigned units, especially those with greater than 24-hour stay

  • Determine and support spiritual practices in keeping with the patient's and family's religious tradition

  • Communication:

  • Promote and demonstrates effective, open and honest written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-responsibility/management:

  • Demonstrate self-management behaviors, which reflect a positive image of Providence, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment

  • Complete annual hospital education requirements within the required deadline

  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of one's daily duties conforming to hospital policy, law, regulations and guidelines as appropriate

  • Teamwork:

  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff, services and other disciplines in communication in using High Reliability tips and tools for appropriate hand-offs, problem-solving and clinical concerns to promote safe and reliable practices

  • Share accountability in working in partnership with others

  • Foster the development of trust within the team

  • Maintain positive working relationships and fosters a cooperative work environment. Friendly, positive service/customer relations required

  • Flexibility: Demonstrate flexibility by readily adapting to diverse and varied levels of intensity to complete work

  • Ownership/Stewardship/Accountability: Demonstrate good stewardship of resources by treating property of co-workers, caregivers, patients, and Providence St. Peter and Centralia Hospitals with care and respect

  • Participate in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe, healing and comfortable environment for patients and caregivers

  • Follow established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection

  • Provide ministry to patients, families, and caregivers in their grief process:

  • Chaplains are available to assist those with grief support and ministry, in addition to provide those mourning with appropriate and current resources

  • Demonstrates ability to provide appropriate grief ministry to the cultural/religious/spiritual background of persons served

  • Respond immediately to crisis, codes, and death to offer competent and appropriate spiritual and emotional care for patient, families and caregivers in crisis and need:

  • Assess and respond to the spiritual/ emotional needs of individuals or families during the crisis

  • Act and assist as a liaison between families, patients, staff and provider

  • Facilitate the assessment and understanding of religious development, spiritual practices and resources of the patient/individual

  • Provide sacramental ministry to patient in their faith tradition and practice by appropriately assessing all requests for sacraments and provide access whenever possible

  • Make appropriate referrals/calls to priests or other clergy/faith leaders to provide for sacrament/healing rites and other sacramental and spiritual support


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree (M. Div. and/or M.A.) from an accredited college, seminary, university or theological institute in theology, spirituality, ministry, or closely related field -or- equivalent education/experience

  • Minimum of 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education approved by Director of Spiritual Care Services

  • Training in communication skills, referral/resource opportunities, documentation ( e.g. charting, spiritual assessment)

  • Certification of the National Assn. Of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), American Assn. Of Pastoral Counselors, or meet the requirements of their faith community for Chaplain and are ordained and/or have completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education

  • A person who is hired without certification and who qualifies will complete the process within two years from the date of their hire

  • Chaplains hired without four units of Clinical Pastoral Education will complete four units by the second anniversary of their date of hire, unless they certified in an earlier process

  • Valid Washington State Drivers license in good standing

  • Two (2) years of Successful clinical and/or pastoral experience in healthcare setting or other ministerial service

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Four (4) years of Successful clinical and/or pastoral experience in healthcare setting or other ministerial service

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

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: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 316653