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Providence Health & Services Music Thanatologist - Pastoral Care in Everett, Washington


Providence is looking for a Music Thanatologist to work in a hospital setting at various locations. Openings include full-time, part-time and per-diem (on-call) positions as well as multiple shifts.

This posting is not a specific job vacancy. This posting serves to establish interested candidates for current or future opportunities for positions we are adding to our Pastoral Care team at Providence.

The Music Thanatologist provides live voice and harp prescriptive vigils to critically and terminally ill patients throughout the continuum of care. The Music Thanatologist also provides for clinical and spiritual comfort by planning and implementing music vigils for patients and their families.

In this position you will:

  • Provide education and in-services for staff.

  • Minister in partnership with chaplains and other team members and assists in providing for the needs of the terminally ill and their families.

  • Perform all duties in a manner consistent with the team concept and reflects the Providence mission and philosophy.

  • Function as a health care team member supporting physicians and medical staff, especially with end-of-life issues.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’sDegree

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree and/or graduate of music thantology training

  • Previous or current experience in music thanatology

  • Current certification as a music thanatologist from the MusicThanatology Association International or Chalice of Repose Project

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA is the state’s most award-winning hospital for medical care; having received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row. Our new state-of-the-art 12 story hospital tower and the implementation of Epic EMR will significantly enhance our patient’s experience throughout the continuum of care.

The hospital is located in Snohomish County on the Sound and close to the mountains, so outdoor activities such as snow skiing, kayaking, and golfing are at your doorstep. The communities in Snohomish have all the comforts and appeal of small towns, with historical districts, beautiful homes, interesting boutiques, and unique restaurants, yet the city life of Seattle and Bellevue are just 30 minutes south, while the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, BC lies only 2 hours north.

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-Everett

Req ID: 203954