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Providence Health & Services Chaplain - Hospice Seattle *1,000 Sign-On Bonus* in Tukwila, Washington


This position offers a sign on bonus for eligible external candidates only.

Providence is calling a Chaplain (Hospice, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) 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 that is: • respectful of and consistent with patients’/families’ goals and values • inclusive of the perspective of other team members and geared towards maximizing patients quality of life and comfort, promoting patients’ and families’ preparedness, and preventing crises

  • 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.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree Theology, religious studies or religious education from a school accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  • Coursework/TrainingCompletion of a minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), preferably within a health care setting.

  • Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) is required within three (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.

  • Current Washington State Driver’s license.

  • Healthcare Provider CPR certification earned through training approved by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years Two years of Chaplain experience is preferred.

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 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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Tukwila

Req ID: 308121