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Providence Health & Services Chaplain - Pastoral Care in Centralia, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain to Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, WA.

The chaplain is an integral part of the health-care team in a long-term care setting, and offers holistic ministry, which addresses spiritual, religious, emotional and sacramental needs to residents, families and staff

In this position you will:

  • Provide assessment of a patient’s spiritual, religious, and emotional needs

  • Chart visits, assessments and follow-up visits in the progress notes of the patient’s medical chart

  • Provide ministry to individuals and families in their grief process

  • Demonstrate ability to provide appropriate grief ministry to the cultural/religious spiritual background of persons served

  • Participate in the morning report, patient care conferences, family conferences, and on hospital committees as assigned

  • Maintain current knowledge of medical ethics and Catholic Healthcare ethics.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 4 units Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

  • Current Chaplain certification or eligible for certification issued by: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) or American Assn. Of Pastoral Counselors, or meet the requirements of their faith community for Chaplain and are ordained and/or have completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education

  • Experience in counseling/advising within health care and in pastoral service

  • Bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies or related

  • Master's Degree in pastoral studies or related

  • 2 years successful experience in pastoral/ministerial service

  • Ability to relate to people of diverse cultures and religious affiliation

  • Some positions may require a drivers abstract indicating a valid Washington State Drivers license in good standing.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 5 years successful experience in pastoral/ministerial service

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 236557