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Providence Chaplain - On Call in Walla Walla, Washington


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Providence is calling a Chaplain On Call (Chaplaincy , Variable, 0.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, 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:

  • Identify patient’s/families spiritual needs upon referral or initial assessment.

  • Document findings and/or interventions in Chaplaincy Log and/or medical chart under “interdisciplinary progress notes” and POC as appropriate to competencies.

  • Provide emotional & spiritual support.

  • Respond immediately to calls of crisis, code trauma and death throughout the Medical Center to offer support to patients, family and staff.

  • Is knowledgeable about alternatives to medication in regard to pain management and communicates with nursing staff concerning patient complaints of pain.

  • Provide counsel to patient and family regarding end of life issues; grief counseling.

  • Provide information and assistance regarding medical decisions, in formulating Advanced Directives, funeral planning, etc.

  • Prioritize visits between assigned areas and crisis interventions giving preference to those in spiritual and emotional need when working as part-time Chaplain.

  • Make appropriate referrals/calls to priests or other clergy to provide for sacraments/healing rituals and other spiritual/emotional support.

  • Respond to referrals promptly with appropriate follow-up documentation.

  • Participate in debriefing groups for staff as warranted.

  • Employee will be expected to perform most job duties in accordance with established departmental and PSMMC policies and procedures.

  • Follow up care to assess and intervene for ongoing needs as assigned when working as on-call staff

  • Serve as a spiritual resource and counselor for employees, volunteers and medical staff as appropriate.


Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Basic knowledge of counseling methods

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 298552