Providence Los Angeles Jobs

Job Information

Providence Health & Services Chaplain Resident - Spiritual Care Clinical Training in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a Chaplain Resident (Full-Time/Day Shift) at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

Candidates must have gonen through ACPE interview process for residents**

We are seeking a Chaplain Resident provide temporary employment in the Spiritual Care Departments of Providence ministries in Southern California for qualified persons enrolled in Providence Health & Services—Southern California Region's full-time Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program. Before employment, Chaplain Residents must first apply for, and be accepted into, that CPE program. Chaplain Residents must successfully complete consecutive CPE units and continue participation in the CPE program in order to continue qualifying for employment as Chaplain Residents. Second year residents who are accepted for specialized training will have already completed a first year residency (four units of CPE).

In this position you will:

  • Make spiritual care visits to patients and patients’ family members.

  • Engage in pastoral conversations, assessing and addressing spiritual needs as appropriate

  • Coordinate patient coverage with staff chaplains on assigned units

  • Develop collegial relationships with interdisciplinary staff on assigned units

  • Attend Spiritual Care Department staff meetings and participate in activities, special events, and services sponsored by the Spiritual Care Departments

  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary rounds as appropriate, representing patients’ spiritual and emotional interests

  • Respond to patient, family, and staff requests for spiritual support regarding spiritual and ethical matters, getting consultation as needed

  • Maintain accurate documentation regarding patient visitations

  • Serve as on-call chaplain for hospitals as assigned. Carry an emergency pager, make rounds as requested, sleep overnight in an on-call room or within a 20-minute drive of the hospitals, function as the first responder to all requests for a chaplain during the designated on-call hours

  • Maintain established department policies, procedures, organizational performance improvement programs, and patient/customer safety standards


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree For a first year residency: Degree, with additional graduate theological education

  • Master's Degree For a second year residency: Degree in theology or pastoral care, plus four units of completed CPE

  • Driver’s licensure and access to an automobile for driving while on-call

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Care or equivalent

  • For a first year residency: One completed unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Cedar-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Spiritual/Mission/Pastoral Care

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 304939