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Providence Health & Services Chaplain Palliative Care - PMG NW in Everett, Washington


Providence is calling for a Chaplain (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Team at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA.

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The palliative care chaplain, alongside the palliative care interdisciplinary team (IDT), assesses the social, spiritual, and environmental strengths and vulnerabilities of patients and families to determine their ability to cope with serious illness and to help identify and support those elements of care that would help maximize quality of life. The IDT plans for, arranges, supports, and coordinates services to address patient and family medical, functional, spiritual and social goals, to the extent possible, and ensures that its environment, policies, procedures, and practices are culturally respectful.

In this position you will:

  • Coordinates and/or provides psychospiritual support to patients/families receiving palliative care services; aligns care according to patient values and/or advance care directives.

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; skillfully provides and receives constructive feedback; participates in morale building and group commitments to goals and objectives; provides support to individual team members around resilience, dissolutions of moral distress, burnout prevention, and spiritual well-being.

  • Conducts initial and continuing patient and family spiritual assessments utilizing best practices as generally recognized by national standards (APC/NACC/NAJC; NHPCO, CAPC, etc.).

  • Provides interventions and develops plans of care as appropriate to information gathered during assessment and care coordination, and utilizing best practices.

  • Fosters a working environment of respect and sensitivity; performs duties in a manner that is non-threatening and non-judgmental; demonstrates deep sensitivity to the value of diversity in the workforce; treats all persons with respect and compassion; identifies situations where cultural differences may affect perception and takes appropriate measures to ensure patient/family and staff safety.


Required Qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree - theological degree (MDiv, MTS, MA, or equivalent)

  • Coursework/Training - a minimum of four (4) units of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education

  • 1 year clinical experience in palliative care, critical care, or hospice

  • Knowledge, experience and skill in addressing ethical dilemmas at end of life, and patient/family concerns as related to spiritual and/or religious issues.

  • Must be Board Certified (BCC) by and in good standing with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or the National Association of Jewish Chaplains (Neshama – NAJC). This certification requires a college degree, a master’s level theological degree (MDiv, MTS, MA, or equivalent), a minimum of four (4) units of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education, ordination or commissioning for ministry by a recognized religious group, a current endorsement for chaplaincy by a recognized religious group, and appearance before a national certifying commission for assessment of competency.

  • Advanced practice certification in palliative care (BCC-PCHAC via APC or NACC) is required within two (2) years of hire.

Preferred Qualifications for this position include:

  • Coursework in Bioethics preferred.

About the clinic you will serve:

Providence Medical Group is a group of primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve Snohomish County in more than 10 locations in scenic northwest Washington. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork

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-Everett

Req ID: 310431