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Providence Health & Services Music Thanatologist - Spiritual Care Chaplains in Olympia, Washington


Providence is looking for a Music Thanatologist to work in a hospital setting at various locations including Everett and Olympia Wa. 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.

We are looking for a Music Thanatologist to minister in partnership with Chaplains and other team members to assist in providing for the needs of the terminally ill and their families.

In this position you will:

  • Provide prescriptive music vigils with harp and voice, to address the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs to palliative care and dying patients throughout the continuum of care.

  • Provide education about music-thanatology to staff and community

  • Perform duties in a manner consistent within the Spiritual Care. Department and reflects the Sisters of Providence mission and philosophy.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Certification by Music Thanatology Association International (MTAI) within two years of hire, including proficiency in harp, voice and the prescriptive process

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of a music thanatology training program (i.e.Chalice of Repose or Lane Community College)

  • Four year undergraduate degree from an accredited school

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing.

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-Olympia

Req ID: 203966