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Manager Spiritual Care

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Manager Spiritual Care for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of Variable.

Req ID: 175134



Organizes and implements a comprehensive program of holistic spiritual care for patients, families, and caregivers throughout the network. Leads a spiritual care team and promotes spiritual health and wellness through direct care, leadership, and education related to the spiritual dimension of care. Maintains collaborative relationships with area faith communities and faith group leaders. Provides operational leadership for all liturgical and ritual celebrations. Works in collaboration with Mission Services and Operational Leadership to deepen mission integration, formation, workplace spirituality and opportunities for renewal to further advance the mission.  Manages the coordination of Spiritual Care with responsibility for results including costs, methods, and staffing.  Responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance. 



  1. Manages daily operations including resource management. Supervises staff, monitors, and prioritizes workflow.  Administers all aspects of staff management and development for the Spiritual Care department to ensure adequate scheduling, staff competency, qualifications and professional growth related to excellence in spiritual care.
  2. Develops and maintains Spiritual Care policies, procedures, and protocols in conformity with PeaceHealth Mission & Values, PeaceHealth’s Standards of Excellence for Spiritual Care, and the Ethical & Religious Directives Catholic Health Care Services.
  3. Collaborates with other disciplines to maintain the integration of Spiritual Care and promoting whole-person care into care planning and delivery for patients and support for caregivers.
  4. Brings expertise and resources to support Mission Integration and formation, organizational culture, and spirituality in the workplace as a member of Mission Services.
  5. Collaborates locally with leadership and operations to integrate ritual, prayer, and mission focused processes in response to organizational events in order to provide support to caregivers and foster leadership development.
  6. Promotes and supports the appropriate inclusion of volunteers within the work of Spiritual Care. Oversees the selection, training, and support of volunteers.
  7. Develops collaborative relationships with area clergy, lay ministers, and ministerial associations.
  8. Participates in the budget development and monitoring process.  Manages the coordination of Spiritual Care with responsibility for results including costs, methods, staffing, and other resources. 
  9. May provide oversight of services such as Music Thanatology, Clinical Pastoral Education, caregiver support initiatives, Critical Incident Stress Management, and No One Dies Alone.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Theological education appropriate for board certified chaplain. Masters level from an accredited university or seminary is required.



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience required; healthcare chaplaincy experience is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience required.



  • Endorsement/standing from chaplain’s faith tradition is required.
  • Four units of clinical pastoral education (cpe) training.
  • Board certified or certification eligible by National Associate of Catholic Chaplains, Association for Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Jewish Chaplains or by an organization that follows The Common Standards of Professional Chaplaincy is required. 
  • Manager is required to have documentation that all material for chaplaincy certification has been submitted to one of the certifying bodies listed above (including those not listed but generally follow The Common Standards of Professional Chaplaincy) within two years of hire and must be certified or provisionally certified within three years of hire. Basic Life Support is preferred.



  • Excellent interpersonal and counseling skills, especially in crisis situations.
  • Demonstrates adaptable and flexible support of other members of the Spiritual Care Department.
  • Demonstrates ability to respectfully engage with clergy of all faith traditions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively support patients and caregivers with a wide range of physical, emotional and spiritual needs.



  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 25 lbs. or less.          
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.        
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • May be required to operate motor vehicle on roadways.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Bellingham || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Pastoral & Spiritual Care || Full Time || MISSION SERVICES

Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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