Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance



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Regular Part-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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The Chaplaincy department at the SCCA provides relationally-grounded, outcomes-oriented, multidisciplinary, and research-informed chaplaincy care to culturally and spiritually diverse patients, family, and staff, both inpatient (at UWMC) and outpatient (at the SCCA and the Northwest Hospital campus). SCCA chaplains embrace continuous quality improvement, a culture of learning and engagement, and professional leadership in the oncology and outpatient chaplaincy arenas. The department is engaged in clinical care, education, and some research.


The SCCA has an immediate opening for a part time oncology chaplain (0.8 FTE), working primarily in an outpatient setting with a focus on clinical care.  Responsibilities include provision of care to adults with cancer as well as to their caregivers and to staff.  The ideal candidate will

  • have demonstrated chaplaincy care skills
  • work well both independently and with colleagues (e.g., within a department of five and with health care teams)
  • function well in a complex academic medical specialty care context
  • demonstrate good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • evidence strong capabilities with electronic charting and Microsoft Office and exhibit proficiency in thorough documentation of clinical work
  • thrive in an environment of ongoing change, both in healthcare services delivery and in chaplaincy care.

The successful candidate will be committed to ongoing learning and to providing outcomes-oriented, evidence-based chaplaincy care. Care is provided in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues in supportive care services. Previous experience in oncology, palliative care, staff care, and patient/family/staff education as well as certification in an Integrative/Complementary medicine service is preferred.


The minimal objective requirements for the position are a master degree in theological studies (e.g., M. Div.), four units of CPE, ordination/commissioning for ministry, and religious group endorsement for health care, all leading to certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains or equivalent within two years.


To apply and be considered for the position, (1) click here: Please be prepared to include all of the following:  a cover letter, including reason for applying, and a resume. (2) Also, please e-mail a verbatim account of one of your chaplaincy care encounters and analysis reflecting your current abilities to The Rev. Stephen King, Ph.D, at For full consideration, please apply by October 22, 2017.