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Swedish Health Services Chaplain - Spiritual Care - First Hill in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Chaplain (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Spiritual Care at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

At Swedish, we are passionate about healthcare for our caregivers. Full-time caregivers (0.75-1.0 FTE) who earn less than $60,000 per year will be offered the Swedish PPO Medical Plan with a $0 premium cost, including dependent coverage.

SCHEDULE: Sunday-Wednesday, working with 8 or 10 hour shifts. Shift times range between 7am-7pm.

Responsible, supportive work providing spiritual and emotional care to patients, families and staff of Swedish Health Services. The staff chaplain also acts as liaison between patients/families and community clergy.

In this position you will:

  • Provides pastoral counseling and emotional support to patients, families and staff members

  • Participates in regular Spiritual Care staff meetings.Initial spiritual assessments, taking appropriate action and/or follow-up, including but not limited to the provision of direct spiritual counsel, prayer and sacraments

  • Participates in on-call responsibilities

  • Maintains accurate and timely written records of visits to patients/families

  • Coordinates with the patient’s own rabbi, minister, priest or other religious representative in the community, as appropriate

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of 4 units of CPE

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

  • Ordination or commissioning for chaplaincy, and Endorsement by ecclesial body for chaplaincy

  • Must be a member in good standing within endorsing body

  • Must maintain professional certification

  • Three (3) years experience in ministry with one (1) year in a medical setting.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Divinity or equivalent degree

  • Previous experience using an electronic medical record

About the First Hill Campus.

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state. This position may serve the First Hill, Cherry Hill, Issaquah or Ballard campuses.

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 Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 355177