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Providence Health & Services Chaplain - Spiritual Care *1.0/Variable* in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Chaplain (Spiritual Care, Variable S hift, 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. 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.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern system.

In this position you will:


  • Has professional, inter-personal contact with patients and their families.

  • Assess and address emotional, spiritual, social and psychological needs of patients as part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Offer and facilitates appropriate spiritual care and sacramental ministry respectful of patient’s spirituality and faith tradition.

  • Provide special attention and supportive care to terminal and dying patients and their families.

  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information shared and/or heard.

  • Maintain relationships on professional basis and demonstrates clear boundaries.


  • Has professional, inter-personal contact with staff as part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Assess emotional and spiritual needs of staff as related to their professional work in the healthcare setting and/or related to their personal lives impacting their work/life balance.

  • Offer and facilitate appropriate spiritual care and sacramental ministry respectful of staff’s spirituality and faith tradition.

  • Provide special attention and supportive care to situations involving the dying process and/or death of a patient.

  • May lead or co-facilitate Critical Incident Stress Defusings and Debriefings.

  • Demonstrate supportive care and neutrality in situations involving workplace conflict.

  • Make referrals to EAP, HR and/or other professionals as appropriate.

  • Maintain confidentiality of staff information shared and/or heard.

  • Maintain relationships on professional basis and demonstrates clear boundaries.


  • Document assessments, interventions and care plan in patient’s chart at the point of service.

  • Listen to staff and/or physician to identify needs for emotional and/or spiritual support by attending rounds, shift coordinator report, and staff meetings.

  • Attend and participates actively in care conferences.

  • Make appropriate referrals to other member of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Communicate healthcare information and special concerns verbally to physicians and staff as needed.

  • Bridge and build communications link between patients, families, physicians and staff.

  • Provide information and support with Advance Directives (Living Wills and Medical/Durable Powers of Attorney).

  • Provide support to patients, families, and staff concerning Medical Ethics consultations.

  • Communicate with and collaborates with PAMC spiritual care team, community clergy and/or other spiritual leaders.

  • Articulate role of chaplains and scope of spiritual care within PHS and community.

  • Educate and lead all PAMC staff in assessing and addressing the ‘emotional and spiritual needs’ of patients and their families.

  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree (M.Div. and/or M.A.) from an accredited college, seminary, university or theological institute in theology, spirituality, ministry, or closely related field or Any equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience

  • CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) -- 4 Units -- Accredited or approved by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), by programs that were accredited by the former United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation (USCCB/CCA) or the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC/ACSS). Equivalency for one unit of CPE (two units in CASC) may be considered. Or equivalent educ/experience

  • Board Certified or Certifiable within two years by one of these Pastoral Care organizations: Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC); National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC); Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)

  • Endorsed in accordance with the requirements of applicant's faith/spiritual tradition.

  • A letter from the applicants’ religious authority indicating good standing with his/her faith tradition or denomination (except when in conflict with PHS employment policies)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years clinical and/or pastoral experience in healthcare setting or other ministry

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, 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: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 330858