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Providence Health & Services Chaplain - Hospice in Tukwila, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain (Hospice Seattle, Day Shift, Per Diem) to Providence Hospice of Seattle in Tukwila, Washington. Hospice caregivers will tell you what a privilege it is to care for patients and their families at the end of their lives. We get to see people where they reside and focus on their goals and improving the quality of their lives. If you are interested in a rewarding career, Providence Hospice might be the opportunity you are looking for! We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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 4 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units

  • Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification earned through training approved by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association

  • Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) preferred; eligibility for and completion of certification within 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

  • Valid Washington State driver's license and insured, reliable vehicle

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 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

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: 256738