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Providence Health & Services Certified Chaplain in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Certified Chaplain for a Part-Time/Day Shift to Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA

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We are seeking a Certified Chaplain who will be available to provide that part of total patient care which aims at meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families, friends, and staff as they related to a patient's present medical condition. The chaplain's purpose is to assist and support individuals spiritually and emotionally. The chaplain provides support to individuals who are dealing with life style changes, grieving loss of health, loss of life, loss of independence and personal issues.

In this position you will:

  • Address spiritual needs of hospital patients and their loved ones, aligned with patients’ values and preferences.

  • Provide competent and compassionate spiritual care interventions based on spiritual needs assessment.

  • Offer spiritual presence and listening during times of suffering and despair.

  • Comfort patients family members and staff using inspirational resources important to them, such as blessing, prayer,

  • meditation, or reading of sacred texts. Refers patients/families/employees to other resources when appropriate.

  • Work to mitigate spiritual pain and to address end-of-life fears and hopes.

  • Provide spiritual support, counseling, grief and healing interventions, and education for hospital staff.

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members and participates in patient conferences when appropriate.

  • Provide input regarding ethical issues at the hospital.

  • Offer care appropriate to cultural needs and age related development characteristics for patients, families, staff and

  • volunteers.

  • Document services appropriately in medical record.

  • May co/facilitate (or lead when appropriate) Critical Incident Stress Defusing or Debriefings.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of four units of clinical pastoral education as a Chaplain.

  • Master's Degree in Divinity or Theology.

  • Certification by Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC); National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC).

  • One (1) year Pastoral experience in a healthcare facility

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 292162