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Providence Health & Services Resident Chaplain in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain Resident (CPE) (Certified Pastoral Education, Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital 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.

We ask that applicants also apply via the Clinical Pastoral Education site here: or via

In this position you will:

  • Actively Participate in the Clinical Pastoral Education program by

  • Fulfilling all CPE program requirements, e.g. active participant in all education activities including but not restricted to orientation, verbatim and/or case reviews, interpersonal relationship group (IPR), individual supervision sessions, didactics, lectures and inter-professional educations opportunities, and ongoing evaluation events (e.g. mid-term and final evaluations).

  • Developing and maintaining a learning contract with the ACPE Supervisor in accordance with the Standards of ACPE, e.g. the Objectives and Outcomes of ACPE Certified CPE™.

  • Providing an average to 28 hours per week in direct ministry to patient families and staff and 12 hours per week in structure education activities.

  • Mentoring by Staff Chaplains and participation during day, evening and night rotations with Staff Chaplains for education opportunities these shifts provide.

  • Provide Ministry to patients, family and staff by

  • Offering and facilitating appropriate spiritual care and sacramental ministry that remains respectful of their spiritual and faith tradition.

  • Assessing emotional, spiritual, and social needs of patient as part of the multidisciplinary care team Maintaining professional and interpersonal contact with staff as a part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Assessing emotional and spiritual needs of staff as relationship to their professional work in the healthcare setting and/or related to their personal lives impacting their work/life balance.

  • Provides Ministry to Staff:

  • Maintain professional and interpersonal contact with staff as a part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Assess emotional and spiritual needs of staff as relationship to their professional work in the healthcare setting and/or related to their personal lives impacting their work/life balance.

  • Continuously communicates with staff regarding patient needs and issues, assessments and plans for care.

  • May co/facilitate (or lead when appropriate) Critical Incident Stress Defusing or Debriefings.

  • Demonstrate supportive care and neutrality in situation involved in workplace conflict.

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

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

  • Provides Communication to all by

  • Continuously documenting patient interventions, outcomes and plans for care in the electronic Medical record per standardized protocols of the Spiritual Care Department(s).

  • Meeting with Spiritual Care Department staff during regular meetings such as morning/afternoon report, staff meetings, shift changes, rounds as is appropriate to clinical assignments.

  • Being able to use fluidly current technology for telechaplaincy


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Theology, Ministry, Counseling, Divinity or related field

  • Strong written and interpersonal skills

  • Completed ACPE application with application fee

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree (M.Div. or M.A. in Theology, or an equivalent degree in other related disciplines such as spirituality, ministry, or religious education), from an accredited college, university or theological seminary or institute

  • Successful completion of at least 1 previous Unit of ACPE Certified CPE™

  • Previous experience in ministry in pastoral care and/or healthcare setting

  • Admission interview with a qualified interviewer (ACPE Supervisor or Supervisor in Supervisory Education). A personal interview at Providence Sacred Heart CPE Center

  • Ordination and/or endorsement by an established denominational or church authority/or religious superior

  • Evidence of good standing within a faith group

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center 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 Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 254572