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Sanford Health Associate Chaplain | Spiritual Care Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: East Patient Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
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

Chaplains are available to patients, families, and staff 24/7. At this time, we are needing a chaplain to work Sunday evenings and overnight on-call. Hours 6pm - 6am.


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.

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

One Unit = 400 hours, 300 clinical ministry, 100 group experience under supervision of certified supervisor of CPE program.

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.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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Job Function: Customer Support Services
Req Number: R-26399
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