Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Chaplain (Per-Diem)

Chaplain (Per-Diem)

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Regular Per-Diem
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.


Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible:  Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.



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/volunteers, both inpatient (at UWMC) and outpatient (at the SCCA and the Northwest Hospital campus).


The SCCA has an immediate opening for a per diem chaplain, working in inpatient and outpatient adult general oncology and hematopoietic cell transplant settings, covering the responsibilities of the chaplain who is absent. The successful candidate will be joining four other chaplains.  The chaplains embrace continuous quality improvement, a culture of learning and engagement, and professional leadership in oncology and outpatient chaplaincy arenas. The department is engaged in clinical care, education, and some research.

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.


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, i.e., certification eligible.


To apply and be considered for the position, click here: Please be prepared to include all of the following:  a cover letter, including reason for applying, and a resume. A verbatim and analysis reflecting your current abilities should be emailed to The Rev. Stephen King, Ph.D, at For full consideration, please apply by October 22, 2017.

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