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Providence Chaplain - Spiritual Care Area in Santa Rosa, California


We are looking for a Chaplain for the Spiritual Care - Area Department at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: On Call / Per Diem

Shift: 8-hour, Days (Variable Shifts)

Job Summary:

The Chaplain is responsible for offering/providing spiritual and emotional assessments and support to patients, families, visitors, and health care staff (employees, volunteers and physicians), as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to spiritual/emotional and ethical concerns, to difficulty in applying prior beliefs/values to current situation, and to loss of hope and sense of purpose.

  • Demonstrates consistent attention and concern for all patients, staff and visitors regardless of their religious beliefs.

  • Provides spiritual/emotional support to a family and visitors grieving a patient’s illness, injury or death.

  • Provides/arranges for the sacramental/ritual needs of patients, their families, and hospital personnel as needed.

  • Attends periodic rounds involving patients on assigned units to give/receive spiritual and emotional input into patients’ care plans.

  • Demonstrates effective listening and other communication/dialogue skills, verbally and in writing.

  • Works within the chaplain’s scope of practice in a collaborative, constructive manner with fellow staff and clinicians, seeking and incorporating their input into daily practice.

  • Responds within 24 hours to requests from hospital personnel for counsel or support as individuals or in groups. Effectively facilitates supportive one-on-one and/or group interactions.

  • Provides on-call coverage as assigned, according to departmental procedures/rotations. Arrives at emergencies within 30 minutes when on call.

  • Demonstrates computer literacy. Documents spiritual assessments, interventions and plans of care using electronic health records. Maintains confidentiality of patient information at all times according to the procedures of the hospital and department.


  • The ability to assess the spiritual concerns of patients, families, significant others, and staff, and provide appropriate, effective support.

  • Excellent listening skills, discernment of underlying issues and feelings, and capacity to counsel patients on assigned units according to departmental protocols.

  • The ability to work with patients, families, and visitors displaying denial or hostility by the consistent use of assertive and supportive communication skills.

  • The ability to support patients and families confronting ethical issues related to medical treatment, including end-of-life care.

  • Understanding of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare.

  • Ongoing progress in pursuing/maintaining continuing education requirements for certification.

  • Awareness of own development needs by attention to feedback received from others.

  • Participation in an annual performance appraisal and development of annual goals.

  • Basic competency with frequently used software applications (e.g., Outlook, Microsoft Word).

  • Ordained or endorsed for health care chaplaincy by a recognized body such as one’s denomination or faith tradition.

  • Competence in word processing, email and computer-based charting.

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Minimum Position Requirements:


  • Master's Degree in Theology, Divinity, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry from an accredited institution. Or equivalent educ/experience

  • Coursework/Training four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). .

Licenses/Certifications: Required within 3 years of hire National Chaplain Certification

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: Pastoral care experience with high-acuity hospital patient population (e.g. in a trauma center).

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

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

The Sisters of Providence and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have deep roots in California, bringing health care and education to communities from the redwood forests to the beach shores of Orange county - and everywhere in between. In Northern California, Providence provides health care services to Eureka, Redwood, Petaluma, Napa and Santa Rosa.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 115601
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Pastoral Care
Job Function: Community Service
Job Schedule: Part time
Job Shift: Variable
Career Track: Business Professional
Department: 7820 CHAPLAINCY
Address: CA Santa Rosa 1165 Montgomery Dr
Pay Range: $33.89 - $53.92
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

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.