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Providence Board Certified Chaplain in Colville, Washington


Providence is calling a Chaplain Board Certified (Chaplaincy Services I, Days, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week) to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, 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:

  • Provide assessment, intervention, and evaluate outcomes of a patient’s spiritual and emotional needs:

  • Patients seen and followed for spiritual support are referred in a variety of ways. Patient’s can be referred by any provider of care including physician, nurse, social worker, therapist, or other; by personal referral, by family, area clergy, or by direct referral by the chaplain herself/himself.

  • Demonstrate ability to provide initial visit. Reviews the medical record information provided regarding the patient. And/or if necessary, seeks out the appropriate medical personnel. Appropriately informs patient and family of chaplain roles, availability, and how to contact.

  • When appropriate to the patient’s condition, assesses the patient’s spiritual needs.

  • Develop an appropriate plan and intervention, evaluation and or referral based on the assessment/reassessment.

  • Demonstrate active listening, self and theological reflection.

  • Articulate theoretical and practical understandings rooted in sound theology, spirituality, and emotional perspectives.

  • Possess the ability to discern appropriate level of involvement in patient/families and/or care.

  • Maintain clear boundaries between professional and personal lives.

  • Demonstrate competency with Tim Ledbetter’s 5triad’s spiritual assessment process.

  • Given the differences of needs throughout the continuum of care, demonstrates accountability for implementing the policies for conducting a spiritual assessment, intervention and documentation according to her/his ministerial style in perspective to the ministry’s requirements.

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

  • Demonstrate ability to document in the appropriate medical record section of the chart in order to enhance the whole person interdisciplinary care of patients and their family as defined by the ministry.

  • Utilize legible penmanship and/or typing skills. To be determined upon hire through testing.

  • Competent with use of technology including phones, PDA’s, computers, computer programs (Microsoft, meditech, e-mail) To be determined upon hire through testing.

  • Provide ministry to individuals and families in their grief process:

  • Chaplain are available on a rotating basis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year to assist in grief support and ministry.

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the process of grief and loss.

  • Draw upon other interdisciplinary members and resources in grief ministry.

  • Demonstrate awareness of community resources available to patients/families upon discharge.

  • Chaplains provide competent spiritual care/crisis intervention for persons and families in their time of crisis:

  • Demonstrate ability to appropriately respond to crisis in the delivery of spiritual care.

  • Assess and respond to the spiritual/ emotional needs of individuals or families during the crisis.

  • Spiritual support during a crisis may include the following:

  • Liaison between families, patients, staff and physician.

  • Listening to the needs expressed and offer appropriate support and intervention.

  • Assisting the patient/family with comfort needs.

  • Providing spiritual/religious counseling & comfort in the midst of crisis.

  • Provide or facilitate comfort support and complimentary modalities when appropriate.

  • Provide sacramental ministry to a variety of faith denominations:

  • Appropriately assesses all requests for sacraments and provide access whenever possible.

  • Provide opportunities for prayer in response to patient/family request and/or desires.

  • Assess the spiritual and religious resources of the person.

  • Ability to work in unison with the religious/spiritual support person of individuals and families.

  • Chaplains will provide or assist in providing spiritual resources within the patient/family faith tradition.

  • Demonstrate skill at assessing the appropriate needs, resources, and alternatives when necessary.

  • Conduct prayer services, mission celebrations, and religious services as appropriate.

  • Knowledge of liturgical seasons and participates in chapel care.

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

  • Participate regularly in the morning report offered on their assigned units.

  • Chaplains participate in conferences by providing appropriate information to the team which is helpful and insightful in their interdisciplinary approach including discharge planning.

  • Demonstrate ability to appropriately raise questions on ethical, spiritual and emotional concerns as well as issues related to patient, family and their relationship.

  • Able to round and interact with staff for referrals, patient care discussions and follow-up.

  • Assist other interdisciplinary members in approaching delicate issue related to illness, preparing for death, and ethical concerns.

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

  • Chaplains are well informed on the Ethical and Religious Directives of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.

  • Chaplains are informed and knowledgeable on Advance Directives: Livings Wills, and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare.

  • Chaplains are familiar with ethical literature and case consultation process as defined by the ministry.

  • Advance Directives:

  • Competent knowledge of Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.

  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate discussion, educate and facilitate completion of advance directives.

  • Participate in staff and community education.

  • Routinely draw on the skills of others (i.e., Eucharistic Ministers, CPE students, church visitors, and area clergy) in meeting the diverse needs of patients/families/staff:

  • Serve as unit resource persons, technical advisors, and/or didactic presenters for the on-going education of Eucharistic Ministers, C.P.E. students, or area clergy/church visitors.

  • Support Staff:

  • Demonstrate appropriate ministry to staff including initiating, deepening and terminating support as well as debriefing and referring to counseling.

  • Able to resolve conflict:

  • Demonstrate competence in conflict resolution skills and processes.

  • Facilitate group processes:

  • Demonstrate expertise in group processes and facilitation.

  • Maintain Board certification:

  • Maintain board certification with appropriate nationally recognized certifying organization: NACC, APC, NAJC, AAPC, CAPPE, and ACPE.

  • Actively support mission leadership:

  • Collaborate with the spiritual care leader, mission leader, and mission council in developing and implementing mission projects.

  • Role model and resource to staff for interpreting and integrating the mission and values.

  • Extend spiritual care into the community:

  • Each chaplain is involved in at least one community activity, organization, or board each year.

  • Participate as a member of the spiritual care team:

  • Demonstrate ability to be personally accountable yet able to function intra-dependently.

  • Actively promote spiritual perspectives in the continuum of care.

  • Use referral resources in their ministry.

  • Share accountability in working in partnership with others.

  • Encourage team cooperation.

  • Foster the development of trust within the team.

  • Support team decisions.

  • Take initiative in resolving conflict.

  • Inspire and motivates team members.

  • Act as a positive role model.

  • Patient/family focused.

  • Accommodate the schedule.

  • Actively process with the team those issues vital to team life and mission.

  • Provide care appropriate to the patient population:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient’s status.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department.

  • Respond appropriately to the age related needs and considerations.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Sufficient for license/registration.

  • Board certified chaplains have and maintain current certification with one of the nationally recognized certifying organizations for chaplains: NACC, APC, NAJC, AAPC, CAPPE, and ACPE.

  • May require a drivers abstract indicating a valid Washington State Drivers license in good standing.

About the hospital you will serve.

Mount Carmel Hospital is a Critical Access hospital in Colville, WA serving a three county area in Northeast Washington. We are a progressive, full service hospital offering advanced medical and surgical care as well as specialty support and outpatient services.

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: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Colville

Req ID: 282001