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Providence Chaplain - Roman Catholic Priest in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Chaplain - Roman Catholic Priest (Spiritual Care, Variable , 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Has professional, inter-personal contact with patients and their families.

  • Assess and address emotional, spiritual, social and psychological needs of patients as part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Has professional, inter-personal contact with staff as part of the multidisciplinary care team.

  • Assess emotional and spiritual needs of staff as related to their professional work in the healthcare setting and/or related to their personal lives impacting their work/life balance.

  • Document assessments, interventions and care plan in patient’s chart at the point of service.

  • Listen to staff and/or physician to identify needs for emotional and/or spiritual support by attending rounds, shift coordinator report, and staff meetings.

  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.

  • Has primary responsibility for pastoral and sacramental ministry with Roman Catholic patients and their families.

  • Celebrate Mass and coordinate back-up Roman Catholic priest coverage during his absence.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college, seminary, university or theological institute in theology, spirituality, ministry, or closely related field.

  • Board Certified or Certifiable within five years by one of these Pastoral Care organizations: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC); Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).

  • Ordained and endorsed by established ecclesiastical or church authorities and/or religious superiors.

  • A letter from the applicant’s religious authority indicating good standing with his/her faith tradition or denomination (except when in conflict with PHS employment policies).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of one to four units of Clinical Pastoral Education, from an ACPE-accredited program (The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.).

  • 2 years of clinical and/or pastoral experience in healthcare setting or other ministry.

  • Master's Degree preferred.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 271801