Jan 07, 2021

Compassionate Companion - Spiritual Care Chaplains

  • Providence Health & Services
  • Olympia, WA, USA

Job Description


Providence is calling a temporary Compassionate Companion (0.5 FTE, Variable Shift) to work in Spiritual Care at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

The Compassionate Companion is responsible to accompany patients who are dying without family or friends able to be present. They also provide relief care for dying patients whose families need temporary relief for sleep and or to attend to personal needs.

In this position you will:

  • Respond to and monitor vigil requests in a timely manner and effectively assist in coordination with the nursing staff and interdisciplinary team.
  • Accompany and honor each patient that has been assessed for this service.
  • Provide emotional support to those patients who are experiencing anxiety, loneliness and distress due to absence of family during this time of COVID-19.
  • Understand role and responsibility in complying with facility and unit specific safety and security policies, plans and procedures.
  • Follow facility and unit specific infection control, safety and OSHA guidelines and procedures.
  • Adhere to facility organizational and departmental confidentiality policies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of patient rights and responsibilities.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years professional experience in a healthcare setting.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • College Degree
  • Four (4) years professional experience in a healthcare setting.
  • One (1) year experience with end-of-life, dying and death process.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, 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: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 277337