Providence Health & Services Chaplain Resident in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Chaplain Resident ( Spiritual Care, Variable Shift, 1 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

In this position, you will:

  • Minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families, and staff associated with the mission and work of Providence Health System in Alaska.

  • Have professional, inter-personal contact with patients and their families.

  • Assess and address emotional, spiritual, social and psychological needs of patients as part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Provide special attention and supportive care to terminal and dying patients and their families.

  • Offer and facilitate appropriate spiritual care and sacramental ministry respectful of patients' spirituality and faith tradition.

  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information shared and/or heard.

  • Maintain relationships on a professional basis and demonstrate clear boundaries.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be able to respect, work with and minister to a variety of persons from diverse ethnic and national origins as well as cultural and spiritual traditions

  • Maintains active relationship with his/her faith tradition

  • Regular attendance and fulfillment of CPE program expectations

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 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

  • One previous unit of Clinical Pastoral Education

  • Ordination and endorsement by established ecclesiastical or church authorities and/or religious superiors preferred. A letter from the applicants’ religious authority indicating good standing with his/her faith tradition or denomination (except when in conflict with PHSA HR policies)

  • 2 years clinical and/or pastoral experience in healthcare setting or other ministry

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 158706