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Providence Clinical Hospice Chaplain in Medford, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Hospice Chaplain to serve Providence Hospice in Medford, Oregon. This is a full-time, temporary position. This is a temporary position which holds the potential of transitioning to a regular full-time, benefit-eligible, position in the future.

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We are seeking a Clinical Hospice Chaplain who will, under the direction of the Leader of Spiritual Health and in conjunction with the Hospice Program Manager, provide Pastoral Care to Hospice patients, families and hospice staff.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide spiritual support and counseling to staff as requested.

  • Assist families with funerals or memorial services as requested.

  • Work closely with Hospice Social Worker to provide counseling to patients and families and bereavement support to families.

  • Respect confidentiality of all patient information and care team discussions.

  • Maintain a file of spiritual resources on death, dying, and bereavement.

  • Communicate with local clergy.

  • Coordinate referrals to community clergy or pastoral counselors.

  • Initiate and maintain contact with patient's and/or family's pastor, priest, rabbi, or faith community as appropriate.

  • Work closely with patient's clergy and hospital chaplains whenever possible.

  • Communicate with both Home Health/Hospice and Pastoral Care Department staff members.

  • Participate in weekly Hospice care team meetings (IDG), helping assess patient/family spiritual needs and contributing to care plan.

  • Participate in monthly bereavement care team meetings.

  • Attend monthly Hospice staff meetings.

  • Notify DPC of any unusual situation, which could become a public relations or ethical issue.

  • Serve on the Hospice Ethics Committee as requested or needed.

  • Assist other staff with education and community awareness.

  • Assist other staff and Chaplains in assessing educational needs of local clergy on matters of death, dying and bereavement.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or related field.

  • Successful completion of four units (minimum) of ACPE accredited Clinical Pastoral Education.

  • Certification or eligibility 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 regional Spiritual Health Officer or designee.

  • Must have endorsement from sponsoring religious or faith 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) required within 30 days of hire.

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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Oregon-Medford

Req ID: 283733