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Job ID 163839BR Date posted 10/15/2021
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Spiritual Care
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Position description
The chaplain provides emotional support, spiritual counsel and comfort in addressing the spiritual needs of patients as assigned. This individual provides a spiritual perspective when consulting with Mayo Clinic staff, patients and families regarding ethical, moral or personal issues. The chaplain is skilled in crisis and is an active participant in the interdisciplinary patient care team. This individual promotes a healing environment enhancing spiritual and emotional health for both patients and staff. Participates in teamwork with other members of the department, including providing unit and on-call coverage. The chaplain's duties include providing/arranging sacraments/rituals from many faith traditions of patients, relatives and staff as requested.

The chaplain works cooperatively with other members of the Spiritual Care Department in planning and providing a total program of spiritual care. Serves on committees/task forces within the department, hospital and/or enterprise. Supports and participates in the educational programs of the department. In addition, the chaplain supports leadership through activities that includes development of staff, teaching, staff care, critical incident stress management, community involvement, and participation in research as appropriate. Must be available to work flexible hours which can include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends with on-call required. Assists in orienting new personnel to the department.

Prepares and maintains records for assigned areas. Documents patient care encounters in the medical record. Records work tasks in direct patient care within EPIC to document productivity. This individual must demonstrate humility in regards of ones cultures and working knowledge of other cultures. Awareness and knowledge of principles of human development across the lifespan. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required.

Hospice chaplains and those with multiple work locations also travel to provide spiritual support in facilities or patients’ residences. May require being an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) upon completion of training. Other chaplain roles in the enterprise also include advance care planning.

Masters Theological degree (e.g. Master of Divinity (MDiv/equivalency as established by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) from an accredited seminary of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)). Minimum of four units Clinical Pastoral Education from an Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) approved center with the exception of faith group specific applicants for whom CPE is not required. In these cases, the applicant must complete four ACPE units within two years of hire and become Board Certified within four years of hire. An applicant of a current ACPE Resident with three completed units of Clinical Pastoral Education must complete the fourth CPE unit within 1 year of hire. Strong verbal and written communication skills required, including computer skills.

Additional qualifications
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) experience preferred. Two years working experience in a healthcare setting preferred. Preferred education: Master’s/Advanced Degree in related fields (e.g. Master’s in Public Health (MPH; advanced research degree and Masters in Philosophy/Ethics which is common in seminary/religious/ethical education training).

License or certification
Endorsement for service as a Chaplain by appropriate faith community. Board Certification or certification-eligible (BCC) within one or more of the following: Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic Chaplains/United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (NACC/USCCB), the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), or the Association of Jewish Chaplains (AJC). Board Certified Chaplain preferred upon hire; otherwise completion of certification within 3 years of hire with a national association (as listed above) which requires a minimum of four units of ACPE education. For chaplains whose clinical assignment(s) require travel, an unrestricted, unexpired Driver’s license is required.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2047.20, based on a full-time position.

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
Set schedule to be finalized , includes in-house on-call shifts (rotated within the department) as part of 40 hr. work week and team provision of 24/7 on-call.

Weekend schedule
Approximately every third weekend on-call shifts shared among the department staff chaplains.


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Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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