Job Listing Details

Chaplain/ Roman Catholic Priest

Facility: Providence Alaska Medical Center
State: Anchorage, Alaska
Contact Name: Jen Melvin
Contact Title: Recruiter
Contact Phone: (425) 525-5548

Providence is calling a Chaplain/Roman Catholic Priest (Spiritual Care, Variable Shift, 1 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

In this position you will:

  • Minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families, and staff associated with the mission and work of Providence Health System in Alaska.

  • Have 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.

  • Offer and facilitate appropriate spiritual care and sacramental ministry respectful of patients' spirituality and faith tradition.

  • Provide special attention and supportive care to the terminal and dying patients and their families.

  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information shared and/or heard.

  • Maintain relationships on a professional basis and demonstrate clear boundaries.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters degree (M.Div. and/or M.A.) from an accredited college, seminary, university or theological institute in theology, spirituality, ministry, or closely related field.

  • Board Certified or Certifiable within two (2) years by one of these Pastoral Care organizations:Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC); National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC); Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).

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

  • A letter from the applicants’ 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:

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

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!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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.