Hospice of the Red River Valley   Grand Forks, ND   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on July 5, 2024
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Position Summary

Provision of spiritual care to hospice patients/families in coordination with the interdisciplinary team (IDG) that is consistent with the goals, definitions, philosophy, and purpose of Hospice of the Red River Valley. This position would provide services in the Lake of Woods and northwestern portion of our MN service area.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assess the patient's/family's need for spiritual care or spiritual care-related services at time of admission and on an ongoing basis.
  • Develops a written plan of care in cooperation with the patient/family and the hospice IDG that identifies needs, outcomes, and interventions for each patient/family
  • Provides chaplaincy visits/services to patient/family as determined in the plan of care.
  • Accurately documents all patient/family contacts and interventions in a timely manner.
  • Provides accurate, efficient patient status reports to the team in IDGs, and in periodic updates.
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration with the pastoral community in the office's service area as appropriate to ensure continuity of care and enhanced awareness of hospice care.
  • Adheres to the stipulations of contracts with other health care providers when providing hospice services in hospitals, long-term care, and assisted living facilities.
  • Complies with the personnel policies of the agency.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures specified in the HIPAA compliance plan.
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development.
  • Attends educational training programs.
  • Adheres to the values espoused by the agency.
  • Completes and locks documentation on the same day as the contact/communication occurs as per the Medical Records Documentation policy.
  • Attends and participates in meetings related to the position of chaplain, including IDGs, family support services department meetings, and staff meetings.
Expectations of all HRRV Employees

Support the mission, vision and values through unequaled quality patient care, professional competence, collaboration, communication, innovation, accountability, ownership and provide support to the entire agency regardless of their primary office location.

Hospice has HEART

Honor - I accept the honor of service to hospice patients, families, and communities.

Excellence - I strive for excellence in my work, as we stand on hallowed ground.

Attitude - I choose a positive attitude at work.

Respect - I treat people with the same respect I wish to be given.

Teamwork - I value everyone's contribution in delivery of care, operation of the organization and stewardship of our resources.


  • Education: Ordained, ordered, or licensed by recognized denomination or equivalent experience; master's in divinity strongly preferred. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) desirable.
  • Experience: Chaplaincy experience preferred.
  • Special Requirements: strong interpersonal communication skills; team player. Must have commitment to concepts of palliative care and hospice.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations Required
  • Current driver's license and auto insurance