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Providence Vice President, Spiritual Health in Renton, Washington



The Mission is the reason we exist and our values and vision provide guidance on how we live this out. The VPSH is responsible for the design, development, implementation and oversight of the administration of spiritual health in the system and communities. The ministry of spiritual health ensures that spirituality is integrated in all aspects of care and relationships with patients, their loved ones, caregivers, and community partners. It does so with the a vision of innovative and researched-based approaches to enhance and improve the spiritual health of individuals and communities


The position reports to the EVP Mission, PSJH, and must establish and maintain effective working relationships with leaders and caregivers at all levels, as well as with faith/spiritual communities and trust centers in the communities Providences serves. The VPSH leads a team of Regional Spiritual Health Officers, a Researcher of Spirituality, and an administrative staff that designs and implements standardized approaches in spiritual health. The VPSH collaborates with the Regional and Service-Line CMO’s (including Home & Community Care and Physician Enterprises/PMG), the GVP of Formation, the VP of Ministry Leadership, and other members of the EVP Mission Leadership Team. The VPSH sponsors the work of the Spiritual Health Council. The VPSH partners with leaders from HR, Marcom, International Missions, and Community Health.


  • Regional Spiritual Health Officer

  • Spiritual Health Council

  • ACPE Certified Educators

  • Community Partners


The VP, Spiritual Health will be accountable for the following:

Strategic leadership

While awareness and sensitivity to the spirituality of those we are privileged to serve is a responsibility of everyone within Providence, the VPSH has the responsibility to define and provide guidance on the integration and understanding of spiritual health as Providence lives out its vision of Health for a Better World .

  • Creates/designs, develops, implements, and oversees the administration of spiritual health in the system.

  • Utilizes the best evidence-based practices and establishes standards for evaluation and improvement of the integration of spirituality and spiritual wellness in the health care and community settings and environments.

  • Establishes Standards of Excellence in Spiritual Health, which may include the Standards of Excellence in Spiritual Care.

  • Works with ACPE Certified Educators so that innovative assessments, interventions, and collaborative opportunities are established within the CPE programs and standardized as appropriate throughout the system.


  • Works with the regional Spiritual Health Officers in the creation, design, and implementation of the Spiritual Health Standards.

  • Works with system and regional CMOs in strengthening the provision of spiritual care and moving forward in establishing standards of spiritual health throughout the system.

  • Works with Formation and Ministry Leaders in creating a culture in which spiritual health is well integrated in the expectation and practice of spirituality and wellness for individuals, caregivers, and community partners.

  • Works with system and regional ethicists and experts so that spiritual health professionals are well equipped and trained to be front-facing resources in ethics.


  • Ensures that the cpe programs in the system integrate current evidence-based practices for students/interns which are standardized across the system.

  • Supports regional and local spiritual health programs that engage with local faith communities and leaders.

  • Promotes the partnership with other health-based ministries, especially in the faith and trust centers to enrich the spiritual health in these communities (such as parish/faith-based nursing ministries).

Spiritual Care

Providing spiritual care is to tend to the life force, the essence, the spirit of those we serve.

  • Assures the appropriate delivery of spiritual care services, including sacramental ministry, for both patients and caregivers throughout the continuum of care consistent with the PSJH Spiritual Care Standards of Excellence.

  • Where applicable, oversees programs for clinical pastoral education and ensures appropriate accreditation status for the program.

  • Works with others to provide a holistic approach to patient care and services.



Required experience/education for this position include:

  • Must be a practicing member of the Catholic Church.

  • Master’s Degree in Theology, Divinity, Spirituality, Health Care Mission, Religious Studies or related field of ministry.

  • Formal training in Ethics preferred.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the teachings and principles and traditions of the Catholic Church.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

  • Currently Board Certified Chaplain with the NACC or APC or Certified ACPE Educator with NACC or ACPE.

  • At least five years of direct clinical care in chaplaincy.

  • Ten years of increasing responsibilities as a health care professional or administration of Mission or Spiritual related programs or services.

  • Eight years of leadership experience required.

  • Must demonstrate competence in: collaborative processes, culture and change management, group facilitation, verbal and written communication, and continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Understanding of principles and practices of adult learning.

  • Specialized field training in ethics, formation, spirituality, or community partnerships.

  • Theoretical and practical understanding, rooted in sound theology, of the Mission and values of PSJH and the health care ministry of the Catholic Church.

  • Demonstrate understanding the fundamentals and challenges of healthcare operations.

  • Ability to communicate an integrated and balanced personal spirituality aligned with PSJH as a Catholic ministry.Able to articulate the connections between personal and organization spirituality and the workplace.

  • Able to engage individuals from diverse religious backgrounds in understanding and appreciating their role as leaders of a Catholic ministry while honoring their own religious or spiritual traditions.

  • Demonstrated personal and interpersonal skills that engender confidence, trust, and credibility among peers, caregivers, medical staff, volunteers, patients, and community citizens.

  • Able to lead, inspire and influence others in the pursuit of PSJH vision and strategic goals. Confidence to be a prophetic voice.

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: Day

Job Category: Health Care

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 279754