Providence Health & Services Chaplain Resident in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain Resident (CPE) (full time day shift) 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.

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 teamMaintaining 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 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.


Required 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; or ordination from a recognized Jewish Seminary

  • Completed ACPE application with application fee

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

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

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

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

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

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 people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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-Spokane

Req ID: 180400