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Providence Chaplain - Hospice in Portland, Oregon


Providence Hospice is seeking a part-time chaplain (0.6 FTE, or 24 hours per week) to work in the Westside of Portland. Work schedule is Monday - Friday with rotating weekend and holiday shifts.

We are seeking a Chaplain - Hospice who will be under the direction of the Supervisor, Spiritual Care and in conjunction with the Hospice Program Manager. This position will provide spiritual and emotional support to our patients, their families and caregivers, and our staff. What you can expect: each day will uniquely vary as you assess and prioritize the patient/family spiritual needs within your caseload. In order to be successful in this role, strong organizational, time management, and EMR documentation skills are vital, as is the ability to work independently within the framework of a strong team.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry -OR- related field

  • Coursework/Training: Successful completion of four units (minimum) of Clinical Pastoral Education

  • Certification by either the NACC (National Association of Catholic Chaplains), APC (Association of Professional Chaplains), NAJC (National Association of Jewish Chaplains), -OR- CASC (Canadian Association for Spiritual Care) or obtainable within two years of hire

  • Certification will be maintained in 'active status' as verified by the department Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care for Home & Community Services

  • Must have endorsement from sponsoring religious community

  • Current drivers license

  • Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider) -OR- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) within thirty (30) days of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Pastoral Care chaplaincy in a healthcare setting with bereavement and/or hospice experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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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: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 274858