Sanford Health

Chaplain - Spiritual Care

Fargo, North Dakota
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Apr 16, 2018
Job Type

Provides spiritual guidance and support during illness, injury and/or an emergency. Performs religious services and duties. Performing crisis interventions and providing spiritual care to support patients, families and staff in coping with illness, injury and an emergency. Conducting religious services and duties including arranging worship and administering sacraments. Assisting families in arranging the details of funerals, such as establishing honor guards, determining funeral locations, arranging escorts, etc. Educating internal and external healthcare groups on spiritual and religious care and responsibilities of chaplains.


This PRN chaplain would work some nights and weekends on-call and would be asked to fill in for staff chaplains who are on PTO due to illness or vacation time.


Completion of an advanced degree in Divinity or Theology or its equivalency, ecclesiastical endorsement, a minimum of one unit of clinical pastoral education, with the goal of completing 4 units. Must be eligible for certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains or Catholic Chaplains, or comparable professional organization. Must have a theological and psychological understanding of spiritual and human dynamics, knowledge of liturgical worship, knowledge of medical ethics, and knowledge of the pastoral counseling role in a health care setting. A minimum of two years pastoral care experience, preferably in a Health Care setting, is required. Maintains current professional expertise in areas of assigned responsibility (i.e. palliative care, intensive care, oncology, neonatology, etc.) through continuing education and community involvement.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

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