Chaplain - Hospice Medicare Certified:

Vancouver Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a Chaplain - Hospice Medicare Certified for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 157300



Provides direct spiritual care for patients, family members, and PeaceHealth caregivers across the continuum of care.  Demonstrates a spiritual presence to all people that is compassionate, accepting, respectful and sensitive. Works as a member of the health care team and with other health care professionals. Promotes healing of mind, body and spirit through direct care, leadership and pastoral education.   Works collaboratively with other professionals, faith community leaders, students and community professionals.  Provides leadership in promoting the mission, values and vision of PeaceHealth. 



  1. Assumes responsibility to provide spiritual care to patients and families in assigned areas and by referral and participation in interdisciplinary teams and other members of the health care team.  
  2. Offers holistic spiritual care and counsel to address the spiritual, psychological, social and physical needs of the patients, families and health care team.
  3. Provides and documents Spiritual Assessment, Pastoral Plan, Interventions and Consultation.
  4. Assist people to move through immediate and emerging crisis/trauma.  Provides crisis debriefing and support to health care team as needed.
  5. Assists others in ethical decision making, which may include Advance Care Planning, consistent with their values and belief system and in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services (ERD’s).
  6. Facilitates theological reflection and assists others as they seek to make meaning in the midst of crisis and as they integrate their personal, spiritual, and health journeys.
  7. Provides notification, consultation and support for faith community leaders of patients and families wishing their faith community leaders notified and involved in their care.  Works closely with faith community leaders to assure the patient’s spiritual needs are met during hospitalization and that appropriate referrals for post discharge spiritual care are made.
  8. Provides support, resource and leadership for the programs, initiatives and on-going department functions and goals as assigned.
  9. Provides support, education, and consultation to members of the health care team as they seek personal and professional growth in becoming more effective caregivers and in providing care that is relational, patient centered, and holistically oriented.
  10. Demonstrates ongoing personal, professional and spiritual growth through theological reflections, formal educational opportunities, professional organizations and retreats.  Uses that growth in further the development of in-service programs regarding the mission and purpose of the Spiritual Care department.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Theological Education appropriate for chaplaincy, Masters level from an accredited university or seminary.



  • Minimum of one year health care chaplaincy (or equivalent setting) experience.
  • Acute care experience preferred.



  • Endorsement/standing from chaplain’s faith tradition.
  • Four units of clinical pastoral education (cpe) training.
  • Board Certified or certification eligible by National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Association for Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Jewish Chaplains or by an organization that generally follows The Common Standards of Professional Chaplaincy is required; Chaplain is required to have documentation that all materials for certification have been submitted to one of the certifying bodies listed above within two years of hire and must be certified or provisionally certified within three years of hire.
  • Basic Life Support is preferred.



  • Ability to assist others in medical decision making consistent with their values and belief system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services
  • Ability to share personal faith/spiritual journey and experiences and to reflect theologically on pastoral ministry
  • Ability to interact with the faith community leaders of diverse denominations and faith traditions
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of patients who have varying physical, emotional, cultural and religious/spiritual needs that bring meaning to their lives
  • Crisis counseling skills required for addressing and processing trauma situations
  • Ability to integrate and utilize a variety of modalities in healing, i.e. guided meditation, music thanatology
  • Computer literate and proficient in MS Office, Electronic Medical Record experience preferred
  • Commitment to continuing education.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $24.28, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Chaplain; Drivers License


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Other - Allied || Full Time || CARE CONTINUUM SVCS

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