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Providence Health & Services Chaplain - Pediatric Hospice in Tukwila, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain (Othr Hs Paliative Peds Seattle, Days, 0.5 FTE) to SCS Hospice 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.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

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.

  • 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.

  • Participate in on-going IDG case conferences, and assures inclusion of spiritual needs in care planning.

  • Provide anticipatory grief assessment and support, including communication with the appropriate Grief Support staff as needed at time of death.

  • Advocate for the patients’ rights, needs, and values and respect different styles of patients, families and healthcare professionals in the process of medical decision-making.

  • Provide crisis intervention in coordination with care team as appropriate.

  • Facilitate contact with clergy or spiritual counselors per patient/family request; provide counsel and assistance to determine appropriate resources and rituals for memorial services.

  • Plan and participate in periodic staff support activities and provide informal one-on-one support to staff as requested.

  • Promote professional growth personally and for Hospice care; demonstrates growth in Hospice care expertise.

  • As requested, serve as a resource to increase the understanding of Hospice care to physicians, other health care providers and to community, specifically in the area of spiritual care for the dying.

  • Provides after hours and weekend on call coverage per ministry protocol.


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).

  • 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.

  • Completion of a minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), preferably within a health care setting

  • 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.

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 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: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Tukwila

Req ID: 297190