Chaplain (Casual)
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted Today
Job Description

Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 484 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of primary and specialty care clinics in Minneapolis and in suburban communities. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation.

We are hiring a casual Chaplain. This position will cover Away on Call for one night (11pm-8am) per week, 1-2 weekend in-house shifts (5pm-9pm) per month, and Away on Call coverage on those same weekend nights (9pm-8:30am). For on call shifts, must be able to be in the hospital within 30 minutes of being page minutes of being paged. There will also be occasional in-house hours on other day and evening shifts as available.

Provides Spiritual Care services for Hennepin County Medical Center.


  • Delivers or arranges appropriate spiritual care to patients, families, and staff, including the assessment of spiritual needs, the timely response to referrals, and the effective documentation of each encounter in the electronic medical record.
  • Provides crisis support to patients, families, and staff during Emergency Department Stabilization Room activations, Medical Emergencies, and other critical situations.
  • Provides spiritual care to patients/families during end-of-life situations and bereavement support to families following a death.
  • Provides education programs and/or consultation to HCMC staff related to spirituality, family communication, ethical decision-making, resilience, end-of-life care, etc.
  • Works within the Spiritual Care Department to facilitate the team's ability to meet its goals and objectives by participating in the daily team huddle and monthly staff meeting, serving on quality improvement work groups, and engaging in regular professional development activities and supervision.
  • Provides spiritual and emotional support to HCMC staff, including the provision of Psychological First Aid following a critical incident, participation in the hospital Critical Incident Support team, and the facilitation of employee support groups and memorial services.
  • Supports an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care by participating in unit rounds and meetings, serving on hospital committees, and working to ensure that the unique spiritual, religious, and cultural needs of patients and families are addressed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree of at least 30 credits from a CHEA accredited (or international equivalent) institution in a content area relevant to chaplaincy. Acceptable concentrations would include but not be limited to theology, study of sacred texts, medical or professional ethics, psychology, sociology, counseling, world religions, organizational development, and the relationship of spirituality and health
  • At least 800 hours of clinical training in spiritual/pastoral care such as Clinical Pastoral Education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years' experience in hospital, hospice, or ministerial setting
  • Eligible for membership in the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains or Spiritual Care Association
  • Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, or Spiritual Care Association, or certification eligibility and must obtain certification within two years of date of hire

You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin Healthcare for your employment. We offer a wealth of opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to both current and prospective employees. We are driven to connect talented individuals with life-changing career opportunities, enabling you to provide exceptional care without exception. Thank you for considering Hennepin Healthcare as a future employer.

Please Note: Offers of employment from Hennepin Healthcare are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background checks and pre-employment requirements.

Department:Spiritual Care
Primary Location:MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus
Standard Hours/FTE Status:FTE = 0.01 (casual)
Shift Detail:Evening, Night, Every 3rd Weekend, Rotating, On-call
Job Level:Staff
Employee Status:Regular
Eligible for Benefits:No
Union/Non Union:Non-Union
Job Posting:Apr-13-2021

EEO/Disability/Veteran employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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