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Providence Certified Chaplain in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Certified Chaplain (Chaplaincy Services, Nights, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. 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:

  • Provide effective spiritual support and appropriate religious/spiritual resources that contribute to the well-being of the care recipients, their families, and caregivers.

  • Provide spiritual care that respects diversity and differences including, but not limited to culture, gender, and sexual orientation and spiritual/religious practices.

  • Triage and manage crises in the practice of spiritual care.

  • Facilitate group processes, such as family meetings, post trauma, caregiver debriefing, and support groups.

  • Formulate and utilize individualized spiritual assessments, interventions, outcomes, and care plans in order to contribute effectively to the well-being of the person receiving care, and document this care accurately/effectively in the appropriate records according to professional standards (including electronic medical record) at the point of service.

  • Share in Department coverage to meet the patient care needs.

  • Promote the integration of spiritual care into the life and service of the institution in which one functions.

  • Establish and maintain professional and interdisciplinary relationships, including collaborative relationships with community clergy and faith group leaders

  • Understand and function within the institutional culture and systems, including utilizing business principles and practices appropriate to one’s role in the organization.

  • Promote, facilitate, and support ethical decision-making in one’s workplace.

  • Promote institution and department initiatives.

  • Promote how research literature informs the profession of chaplaincy and one’s spiritual care practice and support research projects as needed.

  • Present formally on spiritual health to the interdisciplinary team, students, or community organizations.

  • Mentor students, including but not limited to CPE students, nursing students, etc.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters in Theology, Divinity, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry or the equivalent applicable education from an accredited institution.

  • Board Certified or eligible for Board Certification within 2 years, by one of these Spiritual Care organizations: Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC); National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC); Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)’ or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CASC).

  • Endorsed in accordance with the requirements of his/her faith/spiritual tradition

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) 4 Units—Accredited or approved by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), by programs that were accredited by the former United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation (USCCB/CCA), or the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC/ACSS). Equivalency for one unit of CPE (two units in CASC) may be considered.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, 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: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 273091