Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, 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 for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
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
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 participants in relationally grounded, evidence-based, research-informed chaplaincy care that seeks continuous quality improvement
[In the absence of the Manager, there will be tiered leadership with the most experienced person available being the go-to person for administration, in consultation with the Manager and other team members as available.]
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 the SCCA). 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
One year experience
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
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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.
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 our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization 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. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.