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Chaplain-Hospice (Chisago County and Surrounding Area)

Chaplain-Hospice (Chisago County and Surrounding Area)

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Pastoral Services
US-MN-East Central MN

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Ecumen Hospice is currently seeking a Hospice Chaplain to join its growing, dynamic team providing services in Chisago county and surrounding area. At 32 hours a week, 64 hours a pay period, this position is eligible for all benefits Ecumen Hospice has to offer. The main office is located in Oakdale, Minnesota. Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.


The Hospice Chaplain Is responsible for developing, directing, and coordinating comprehensive programs of spiritual care. The chaplain will assess, coordinate, develop, and direct the spiritual care program to assure we meet the spiritual and religious needs for our residents.  Supports the family and caregiver bereavement activities of the organization.



  • Provides an initial visit with new residents/families to assess spiritual care needs and introduce spiritual care services.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community clergy; serving as liaison to the resident’s community of faith.
  • Provides compassion and sensitivity to the needs of others, being accepting of a wide variety of faith perspectives.
  • Provides pastoral care and spiritual/religious services in accordance with the beliefs of residents, including administration of the sacraments as requested.
  • Conducts and/or coordinates devotions or Bible studies.
  • Conducts funeral services as requested by a family as available.
  • Arranges or conducts special seasonal religious services, including bereavement support to facility personnel through remembrance services.
  • Enter appropriate notes in resident’s charts.
  • Ensures the provision of 1:1 counseling to residents, family members, and staff, serving as a referral resource.
  • Attends team meetings and participates in the interdisciplinary review of the plan of care.
  • Other duties as Assigned.

Responsibilities for all Ecumen Positions:

  1. Acting with Honor and Character
    1. Ethics and Values: Engages in open and honest dialogue with others. Treats individuals respectfully, professionally and fairly.
    2. Integrity and Trust. Shows consistency between words and actions.  Protects confidential (and sensitive) information. Effectively handles emotions, including anger and frustration.
  1. Honoring Brand
    1. Personal Alignment: Models commitment to Ecumen's mission, vision, values. Demonstrates an understanding of how their role contributes and adds value to their business unit and Ecumen.
    2. Drive and Initiative: Sets high standards for his or her performance. Accepts responsibility for taking initial action.
  1. Creating the new and different
    1. Creativity: Is willing to challenge the status quo. Encourages others to try new methods and approaches. Supports his/her team, even when the initial efforts are unsuccessful.
  1. Empowerment
    1. Customer and Team Focus: Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships. Demonstrates effective listening skills.  Involves others in shaping plans and making decisions that affect them.  Uses customer perspective, feedback and data for decision making and improvements in service delivery.  Reliably and consistently demonstrates timely follow through and responsiveness to customer needs and requests.  Champions initiatives that drive increased customer satisfaction.


This position requires a person who is a graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology (BD, M.Div. or equivalent theological degree). Minimum of 3 years pastoral care or chaplain ministry expereince required. Licensed or Ordination by a recognized religious organization and/or Ecclesiastical Endorsement of healthcare ministry also required. Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education preferred.   Ability to work as a member of interdisciplinary group. All Ecumen employees must possess the ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal skills; work well, both individually and as part of a team, through respect, collaboration and dedication; and successfully interact with a diverse culture base. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently, and demonstrate a positive attitude, high integrity and ethical awareness.

EOE/AA. Drug Free Workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer. Ecumen considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.