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Providence Health & Services Catholic Chaplain in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling a Catholic Chaplain (Mission Services, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, 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 compassionate support for patients and their family members; some may be hospice or palliative care patients who find themselves at a very sacred time - in end-of-life care.

  • Articulate and interpret the meaning of spiritual care in the context of health and illness, and advocate for its effective inclusion in the health care we provide.

  • Communicate with patients, families and members of the health care team in an effort to enhance dignity, autonomy, and self-respect as well as a sense of hope and spiritual well-being.

  • Cooperate with other disciplines, units and programs as an active member of the care team.

  • Network and collaborate with appropriate community groups, such as parishes and other health agencies, in order to assure the continuity of spiritual care throughout the health-illness cycle.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Divinity/Theology or equivalent combination of education and experience or working toward degree within the time frame to complete degree as approved by the Director of Chaplaincy Services.

  • Current Chaplain certification, or eligible, issued by National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or National Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

  • If not certified or candidate had no clinical pastoral education, the candidate will need approval by the Director of Chaplaincy Services.

  • Endorsement or recommendation of own religious body/faith group required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year Chaplaincy experience

  • Certified Clinical Pastoral Education preferred (or eligible for certification within 12 months of hire)

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named as one of the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 231043