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Providence Chaplain in Olympia, Washington


The chaplain is an ordained or lay minister of spiritual integrity. The chaplain, as a member of the health care team, is directly 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.

Required qualifications:

  • 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 educ/experience

  • Coursework/Training - At least 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education approved by Director of Spiritual Care Services

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

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

  • Required within 3 years of hire National Chaplain Certification

Preferred qualifications:

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

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. Today, Providence is the largest health care provider in Washington located in communities large and small across the state. In western Washington, Providence provides care throughout the greater Puget Sound from Snohomish County to Lewis County.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 132024
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Pastoral Care
Job Function: Community Service
Job Schedule: Part time
Job Shift: Variable
Career Track: Business Professional
Address: WA Olympia 413 Lilly Rd NE

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.