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Providence Health

Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters ofCharity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-service hospitalsand numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinicalexpertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became partof the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name toProvidence Health to better represent the full complement of its services.Driven by quality,compassion,and Christ,Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.


Providence Health iscurrently looking for a Chaplain to join our Providence family.


Position Overview

Thefundamental function of the Chaplain is to make tangible the Presence and Graceof God as he/she provides ministry in the health care setting. The Chaplainoffers a safe haven for others to place their burdens, struggles, concerns andjoys before God. As a trained professional, the Chaplain is called upon to stepinto the journey of the other and hear beyond the spoken words the significanceof the other’s experience or story while inviting them to discover how God ismanifested in their own unique humanness. The Chaplain assists individuals withspiritual and emotional integration of their current health crises/or situationby engaging the other in an encounter with the Sacred in the midst of theirexperience. The Chaplain invites the other to a deeper discovery of self andrecognition of how God is acting in, through and with them and others.

The Chaplain participates in a wider dimension of God's healing Presence tohumanity by providing leadership and education within the health care settingthat contributes to shaping a culture where, the Word of God, is lived outthrough our thoughts, words and actions which embody spirituality, core valuesand the mission of the healthcare system.

This role is lived out at an individual level with patients, families, staff,physicians etc. It is also lived out at the organizational, community, anddepartmental level.

Essential Functions

Job Requirements

Minimum WorkExperience:

Experience workingin a hospital setting as a Chaplain on clinical units.

Minimum Education:

Required Certificationor Licensure:

Within firstyear of hire: Board Certification required or in process of certificationaccording to one’s Professional Association’s requirements: as recognized bythe STRATEGIC PARTNERS FOR SPIRITUAL CARE: [The Association for ClinicalPastoral Education (ACPE), Association of Professional Chaplains (APC),American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), Canadian Association forSpiritual Care/Association Canadienne de Soins Spirituels (CASC/ACSS), NationalAssociation of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), and Neshama: Association of JewishChaplains (NAJC)]


2435 Forest Drive

Columbia, SC 29204


Monday through Friday:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (occasional on call hours)

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran