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Providence Health & Services Chaplain Resident CPE - 1.0 FTE, Variable in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain Resident CPE (Certified Pastoral Education, Variable, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week) 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.

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In this position you will:

  • Active Participation in the Clinical Pastoral Education program through:

  • 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.

  • Provides Ministry to Patients and Families:

  • Offers and facilitates appropriate spiritual care and sacramental ministry that remains respectful of their spiritual and faith tradition.

  • Assesses and addresses emotional, spiritual, and social needs of patient as part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Provides supportive care to patients with acute spiritual needs, particularly when they are in acute distress, terminally ill and/or dying.

  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information according to Medical Center protocols and HIPPA.

  • Maintains relationships on a professional basis and demonstrates clear boundaries.

  • Provides Ministry to Staff:

  • Maintains professional and interpersonal contact with staff as a part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Assesses 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.

  • Continuously communicates with staff regarding patient needs and issues, assessments and plans for care.

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

  • Demonstrate supportive care and neutrality in situation involved in workplace conflict.

  • Maintains confidentiality of staff information shared and/or heard.

  • Maintains relationships on a professional basis and demonstrates clear boundaries.

  • 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).

  • Meets with Spiritual Care Department staff during regular meetings such as morning/afternoon report, staff meetings, shift changes, rounds as is appropriate to clinical assignments.

  • Attends and actively participates in patient and family care conferences.

  • Makes appropriate referral to other member of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Communicates healthcare information and special concerns verbally to nursing and medical staff.

  • Builds communications links between patients, families, staff and physicians as is appropriate to the role of the chaplain.


Required qualification for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Theology, Ministry, Counseling, Divinity or related field

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree M.Div. or M.A. in Theology; or an equivalent degree in other related disciplines), from an accredited college, university or theological seminary or institute or equivalent educ/experience

  • One previous Unit of ACPE Certified CPE™

  • Ministry in pastoral care and/or healthcare setting

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

  • Evidence of good standing within a faith group

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital 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.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 290020