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Providence Chaplain - Hospice East Portland in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Chaplain Hospice - Hospice East Portland (0.8 FTE, Days) to Providence Office Park Portland in Portland, OR.

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Providence Hospice is seeking a clinical chaplain (0.8 FTE, Days) to work with people facing the end of life who live in the Portland Metropolitan Area as well as in Clark County (of Washington State). This position will provide spiritual and emotional support to our patients, their families and caregivers, and our staff. Work schedule will be M-F with rotating weekend and holiday shifts. 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

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide pastoral care services to Hospice patients and families, and to staff as requested

  • Provide spiritual support and counseling, as appropriate, to patient and family, through telephone calls, home visits, nursing home and hospital visits

  • Provide spiritual support and counseling to staff as requested

  • Pray weekly for Hospice patients, families, staff, and the larger community

  • Assist families with funerals or memorial services as requested

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

  • Respect confidentiality of all patient information and care team discussions

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

  • Communicate with other 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

  • 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:

  • Four (4) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from an ACPE accredited center

  • Master's Degree in Theology, Divinity, -OR- a related field

  • Certification by National Association of Catholic Chaplains (N.A.C.C.), Association of Professional Chaplains (A.P.C), National Association of Jewish Chaplains (N.A.J.C.), or Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (C.A.S.C.); certification eligible clinical chaplain candidates will be expected to complete their board certification within two (2) years of hire date

  • Certification will be maintained as 'active status' as verified and tracked by the department Director

  • Current drivers license

  • Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time 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: 281480