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Swedish Health Services Chaplain - Palliative Care in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Group is looking for a Chaplain (0.2 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Palliative Care at Swedish Medical Group in First Hill, Washington.

Responsible, supportive work providing spiritual and emotional care to patients, families and staff of Swedish Health Services. Liaison between patients/families and community clergy as needed. Supports the needs of the Palliative care team and provides palliative care for hospital and ambulatory patients as needed. We are seeking a compassionate, collobrative team member to support the Issaquah campus 5 days per week (8:00am - 4:30pm).

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrates Swedish core values of respect, justice, compassion, stewardship, and excellence to customers, employees, and visitors; and provides quality service in the performance of work assignments and duties

  • Collaborates with members of the health care team in identifying and resolving issues. Acts as a liaison between patient, family, and hospital staff during periods of crisis, e.g. illness, dying, lengthy or difficult surgery.

  • Promotes spiritual/emotional support among staff and volunteers

  • Makes initial spiritual assessment. Provides spiritual and emotional support to patients/families

  • Evaluates patient needs for spiritual care and initiates or recommends individual programs and services to meet those needs. Integrates this plan of care into the interdisciplinary plan of care


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of 4 units of CPE or equivalent degree

  • Ordination or commissioning for chaplaincy

  • Endorsement by ecclesial body for chaplaincy

  • Current Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains or National Association of Jewish Chaplains; be provisional certified; or be eligible to obtain certification within 1-3 years of employment

  • Current valid driver’s license

  • Three (3) years experience in ministry

  • One (1) year medical setting with palliative care experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of 4 units of M. Div or equivalent degree

  • Advanced Certification in Palliative Care

About Swedish Medical Group:

Swedish Medical Group (SMG) is a successful, performance-driven division of Swedish Health Services, the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. The SMG network includes more than 900 providers across more than 130 primary care and specialty care clinics.

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


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, 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-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Medical Pavillion (WA396) 1124 Columbia St Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 331040