Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Chaplain- Part Time

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

    Located in the beautiful Northwest, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is part of a dynamic collaboration of their nationally and internationally renowned cancer care, research, and education institutions – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

    The Spiritual Health 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). Spiritual Health embraces 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 opening in Spiritual Health. Responsibilities include provision of care to adults with cancer as well as to their support persons 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 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, please apply on our website. Please be prepared to include all of the following: 

    • a cover letter, including reason for applying, and a resume.
    • 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 November 23rd.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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