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Mayo Clinic is the nation’s best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you’ll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

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.

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