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Legacy Health Chaplain Associate in Vancouver, Washington

Our mission to make life better for others involves a holistic approach toward physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. As the Chaplain, you perform an important link in that mission by offering spiritual care for patients, families, volunteers, hospital and medical staff. If you see your ministry as bringing strength and compassion to patients and those who assist them, you may be a perfect fit for the Legacy community.

As a collaborative member of the healthcare team, the Chaplain provides spiritual care; participates in departmental activities, denominational and community relationships; performs all duties in ways promoting organizational and departmental missions and values.

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Plans and organizes daily spiritual care for persons in assigned areas.

Through personal contacts and data evaluations, develops and initiates spiritual care plans, charting when appropriate, for all patients.

Provides spiritual care to staff and families.

May coordinate spiritual care for other areas as back-up assistance to other chaplains throughout Legacy.

Shares responsibility for pastoral requests within 15-30 minutes after notification for trauma, crisis and emergency ministry.

Evaluates the patient and situation with appropriate follow-up ministry within specified time.

Initiates a cooperative consultation with hospital/medical staff for immediate or deferred ministry response within specified time.

Initiates, responds, follows up and cooperates with hospital and other team members for comprehensive and continuum of care of persons.

Participates in unit meetings and/or clinical consultations when applicable with hospital staff.

May initiate and respond to consultations among chaplaincy staff.

Provides worship opportunities, rites and sacraments for patients, families and staff.

Prepares and leads scheduled interfaith worship using appropriate materials when applicable.

Provides or arranges sacraments and rites according to spiritual preferences and within time limits.

Responds sensitively to requests for worship development and leadership for employees seeking support following loss of fellow-employee, as well as other community/employee concern, or cause for celebration, if no full-time staff chaplain is available or with department consent.

Pastoral care is available for all hospital personnel according to established departmental guidelines.

Offers sensitive and supportive ministry to hospital staff, physicians, volunteers and students.

Consults appropriately with community clergy, congregations and agencies, as related to ministry with patients and families.

Responds promptly to requests from clergy and community sources for spiritual care of patients and families.

Refers, with patient consent, spiritual care opportunities to chaplains, outside clergy, and community resources, respecting confidentiality and right to privacy issues.

Serves as pastoral resource for educational programs of department, hospital and community when applicable.

Contributes to pastoral education programs within hospital.

Offers expertise for hospital educational programs.

Maintains professional and personal expertise and growth.

Complies with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

Keeps current with policies and procedures for effective functioning.


Bachelor's Degree required.

Professional Theological Degree, e.g. M.Div., MTS, BD, desirable, and/or one unit of ACPE Certified Clinical Pastoral Education, or equivalent, required, with one year ACPE Certified Clinical Pastoral Education desirable.


One year of full-time Pastoral experience, or equivalent.


Spiritual perspectives and sensitivity to persons in stress.

Ability to listen well and speak with individuals and small groups.

Theological competence.

Skill with interdisciplinary team cooperation.

Excellent communication skills.

Skill with interfaith cooperation.

Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Endorsement by Judicatory or equivalent.

Certification by Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or similar cognate group, desirable

Posting Title: Chaplain Associate

Job Req #: 23-31407

Name: Spiritual Care

FTE for each opening (not total FTE across all openings for multiple openings). If less than 1.0 please enter leading 0 before the decimal, e.g. 0.2: 0.00

Job_Commensurate with Experience: USD $29.86/Hr. - USD $42.69/Hr.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Union: Non-union

Work Days: Variable schedule

External Company Name: Legacy Health

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Street: 2211 NE 139th St