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Providence Lead Chaplain Clinical in Portland, Oregon


Lead Chaplain Clinical - Palliative Care Connections at Providence Home and Community Care Oregon

The Lead Chaplain provides professional and competent spiritual care ministry, and is responsible for serving the spiritual, religious, and emotional needs of care recipients and caregivers- in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Lead Chaplain Clinical - Palliative Care Connections that will spend up to 50% of time in administrative duties to support Spiritual Care operations. Provides spiritual and emotional support and guidance to patients, their families, guests, volunteers, caregivers and physicians. (50% of time or more.) Supports the decision makers with skills in theology, ethics, and ecumenical approaches to faith communities as applied to healthcare.


Required qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Theology, Divinity, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry -OR- the equivalent applicable education from an accredited institution

  • CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) 4 units accredited by ACPE and board certification by one of these organizations: APC, ACPE, NACC, NAJC & CASC

  • Certification by National Association of Catholic Chaplains (N.A.C.C.) -OR- Association of Professional Chaplains (A.P.C) or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (N.A.J.C.), Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (C.A.S.C)

  • Certification eligible clinical chaplain candidates will be expected to complete their board certification within two (2) years of hire date

  • Certification will be maintained as 'active status' as verified and tracked by the department Director

  • Documentation of current ecclesial endorsement or support of sponsoring religious group

  • As applicable due to a Ministry's business needs (i.e. Elder at Home), a valid driver's license and reliable transportation driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix will be required at time of hire

Preferred qualification:

  • Three (3) years of experience as a healthcare chaplain

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally, and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

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

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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: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 365024