Chaplain II - .2 Part Time

Job ID
Regular Part-Time
Allied Health


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


This person will

  • Provide spiritual, religious, existential, and emotional care to patients/families at all sites of care
  • Support staff, providers, volunteers, and non-employees (e.g., Transfer Price Agreement staff, Bible study leaders, Catholic Chaplain, some providers, etc.) when work and outside of work issues are weighing upon them in ways that are or may potentially impact their highest level of care for our patients/families at all sites of care
  • Provide education (orientations, in-services, trainings) to staff, providers, volunteers, non-employees, and students at all sites of care and beyond
  • Participate in the life of the organization in supportive and leadership capacities.
  • Work at SLU one day/week (most likely Mondays) and occasionally backfill at Poulsbo.


  • Screen and assess patient/family needs, resources, struggles, hopes, and goals
  • Actively, empathically, and compassionately inquire and facilitate conversation, rituals, and connections around these issues, intervening in ways that sustain, guide, and/or work toward healing
  • Explore life histories, legacies, and values/goals that guide medical decisions and that help patients/families navigate challenging times in meaningful and potentially transformative ways
  • Provide care, counsel, debriefings, and specialized programs to support staff, providers, volunteers, non-employees at all sites of care
  • Educate staff, providers, students, and volunteers regarding spiritual, religious, emotional, and existential issues as well as how to collaborate in screening for and addressing these issues
  • Be a voice for the spiritual, religious, and emotional needs and well-being in the broader organization
  • Be active participant in relationally grounded, evidence-based, research-informed chaplaincy care that seeks continuous quality improvement.



  • MDiv or equivalent degree appropriate for certifications below; at least four units of clinical pastoral education (ACPE)
  • Ordination/commissioning and endorsement for health care chaplaincy by one's religious judicatory body (or completed upon "call" to Fred Hutch). Within two years of employment, must be certified by a professional chaplaincy organization that participates in the Common Standards and the Common Code of Ethics (e.g., the Association of Professional Chaplains, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains), except if one is from a religious/spiritual tradition that does not yet have a clear path to certification by one of the recognized certifying bodies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with culturally, religiously, and spiritually diverse patients, providers, families, staff, volunteers, non-employees
  • Demonstrates professional values and behaviors, demonstrates good boundaries, demonstrates good leadership skills, remains non-judgmental, and respects the dignity and worth of every individual
  • Must have excellent chaplaincy care skills, work well independently and with others, function well in complex and constantly changing contexts, be committed to continuous improvement, have good analytical skills, be a detail-oriented person, and work well with electronic charting and Microsoft Office
  • Must be committed to learning and providing outcomes-oriented, evidence-based chaplaincy care, and have a strong desire to becoming research literate in the field.


  • At least one year of chaplaincy experience in a health care setting
  • Education or experience in a major academic health care organization
  • Substantial experience in oncology
  • Knowledge regarding spiritual/religious/existential distress and negative spiritual/religious coping

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The hourly pay range for this position is from $32.43 to $48.63 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees access to a retirement savings plan, an employee assistance program, paid sick leave (1 hour for every 30 hours worked), and prorated paid holidays (up to 13 days per year).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 Human Resources at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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