Providence Health & Services Music Thanatologist in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Music Thanatologist (Chaplaincy Services, 0.6 FTE Day shift) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center 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:

  • Provide vigils to terminally ill, dying patients, and patients being removed from artificial life support systems.

  • Correlate prescriptive harp music and voice to respond to the individual patient’s vital signs, to stimulate and/or suppress physiological conditions, and to address spiritual and mental states.


Required qualifications for this position:

  • Certification as a Music Thanatologist

Preferred qualifications for this position:

  • Experience in clinical practice

  • Demonstrated musical reliability, consistency, and proficiency in the delivery of prescriptive music, making sound musical decisions while playing for the dying person

  • Observance of the role of Music Thanatologist

  • Appreciation for the rich tradition of Catholic institutional ministries

  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers

  • Familiarity with and observance of PSHMC’s clinical policies and procedures

  • Competent in age-related care for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients

  • Proficient in conducting educational presentations and in the use of computer technology

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 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: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 196305