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Sanford Health Associate Chaplain | Spiritual Care in Fargo, North Dakota

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Facility: Broadway Hospital
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 801 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies

Job Summary

Aims to offer a sense of attentiveness and compassion in the midst of suffering and struggle. Provides spiritual and emotional support during illness, injury, crisis and/or emergency. Performs spiritual care. Demonstrates pastoral care skills. Assesses patients’ spiritual resources and well-being and encourage the patient and/or family member to utilize his or her own spiritual and religious coping strategies. Possesses empathy for challenges experienced by patients and families in the medical setting and comfortable with diverse populations of varying ages, cultures and beliefs. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships, serving as a member of the interdisciplinary team, collaborating with other members to develop and provide spiritual support to client and families. Functions effectively in trauma and crisis situations.

Follows the Association of Professional Chaplains Code of Professional Ethics. Effectively documents spiritual care visits in the electronic health record. Addresses the spiritual care referrals and consults in a timely manner. Follows departmental policies and procedures. Demonstrates critical thinking skills under adverse situations in order to respond appropriately to patients and families. Understands one's limits and seeks appropriate guidance and assistance when needed to ensure delivery of adequate care. Communicates appropriately and thoroughly with chaplain colleagues about patient care needs. Attends and participates in department meetings and gatherings. Depending on location, may be required to serve on call as assigned.

Department Details

This position is primarily for weeknight on call and/or weekend on call. With future possibility to move to part or full time.


Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or above preferred. One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in an accredited CPE center required, two units of CPE preferred. (One Unit = 400 hours, 300 clinical ministry, 100 group experience under supervision of certified supervisor of CPE program.)

Will consider two years equivalent experience as a Chaplain, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting dependent on facility needs and size.

Must be ordained, licensed, or commissioned to function in a religious vocation by an appropriate religious authority required and obtains letter of endorsement or letter of good standing from their faith group.

Associate Chaplains hired on or after January 1, 2014, acceptable qualifications included one of the following:

  • Completion of, or in the process of obtaining a bachelor's degree.

  • Completion of advanced degree in divinity, theology, or its equivalency.

  • Ecclesiastical endorsement.

  • Minimum of one unit of clinical pastoral education.

  • Eligibility for certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains, Catholic Chaplains, or comparable professional


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