Providence Health & Services Clinical Chaplain Hospice in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Chaplain (0.6 FTE, Days) for Hospice in Portland and Greater Yamhill County. Our ideal work schedule will be three 8-hour days per week (no nights or weekends). You are eligible for benefits on your hire date!

In this position you will:

  • Provide spiritual and emotional support to Hospice patients, families and staff under the direction of the Director of Pastoral Care and in conjunction with the Hospice Program Manager.

  • Perform all duties in a manner that demonstrates our Core values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity.


Required Qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related field

  • Successful completion of at least 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education with certification by either the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), or Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) -or- obtainable within 2 years of hire

  • Certification will be maintained in "active status" as verified by the department Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care for Home & Community Services

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) for Health Care Provider -or- Advanced (ACLS) within 30 days of hire

  • Current driver's license

  • Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire

  • Endorsement from sponsoring religious community

  • In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-OR Human Resources policy #302 “Background Checks”, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties

Preferred Qualifications for this position include:

  • Pastoral Care chaplaincy in a healthcare setting with hospice and/or- palliative care experience

  • Ability to work closely with an interdisciplinary team, and independently in field for visits

  • Able to be competent with computer and smart phone for communications

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.

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: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 200207