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Sanford Health Chaplain | Hospice | PRN in International Falls, Minnesota

Careers With Purpose

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.

Facility: GSS MN Inter Falls
Location: International Falls, MN
Address: 2201 Keenan Dr, International Falls, MN 56649, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies
Salary Range: $17.50 - $28.00

Department Details

Our department is unique because we have the privilege to provide care and services in our client’s home where they are most comfortable. We have the opportunity to get to know our clients and their family members very well. We are looking to add to our amazing team!

Job Summary

Provides spiritual care and counseling for patients and their family members in a caring, safe, and efficient manner in accordance with the individual’s plan of care and provides spiritual support for the agency and its employees. Supports the organization's mission and vision by providing spiritual care. Completes an assessment of the patient's and family's spiritual needs at the time of admission and throughout course of care. Coordinates with the patient/family and interdisciplinary team to establish, review and revise the plan of care for each patient. Provides individual spiritual care for patients and family members as needed or requested by the patient and family, consistent with the patient's and family's beliefs and according to the plan of care. Administers and coordinates the administration of sacraments. Demonstrates an ability to minister to people with diverse faith traditions and displays respect for cultural and faith diversity. Invites and encourages employees to participate in the spiritual life of the location, and encourages, trains and empowers them in their providing spiritual care. Evaluates need for additional services. Uses personalized approach and ensures sacramental ministries. Completes documentation according to policies and procedures, assuring accuracy, completeness, timeliness and compliance with regulations.

Educates internal and external healthcare groups on spiritual and religious care and responsibilities of chaplains. Networks with community clergy and other faith leaders as needed. Must have knowledge of and belief in hospice concept of care, and demonstrates knowledge and experience in providing spiritual counseling for patients, clients, family members and staff. Exemplifies awareness and comfort with the aging process, grief, loss and death.

Follows the Association of Professional Chaplains Code of Professional Ethics. Addresses the spiritual care referrals and consults in a timely manner. Follows spiritual ministries policies and procedures. Demonstrates critical thinking skills under adverse situations in order to respond appropriately to residents, patients, clients and families. Possesses awareness of personal biases and demonstrates the ability to set them aside while at work. Possesses ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships. Exhibits initiative with events. Provides leadership qualities when necessary. Participates in staff meetings as scheduled. Depending on location, may be required to serve on call as assigned.


Graduate of an accredited School of Theology with the Association of Theological Schools (seminary or equivalent) with a Master of Divinity or a Master of Theology degree strongly preferred.

Completion of two units of Clinical Pastoral Education or being certified or credentialed as a chaplain, along with being endorsed or affirmed for this ministry by denomination is preferred.

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

Previous and extensive pastoral experience preferred. Training in hospice and grief work is preferred.

Must be an active member in good standing of a Christian denomination per Good Samaritan Society’s "A Description of Being Christian in the Lutheran Tradition.”

Required to be ordained, licensed or commissioned to function in a religious vocation by an appropriate religious authority. Must provide written verification of ordination, licensed or commissioned status prior to being hired.

Current valid driver’s license, and must meet all medical guidelines for Sanford Health Category III drivers.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0183402
Job Function: Customer Support Services
Featured: No