Fairview Health Services

Chaplain Resident

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/26/2020 2:32 PM)
Requisition ID
Non-Clinical Professional
Social Services/Spiritual Care/Case Mgmt
University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital
Hours per 2 weeks
Chaplain Residents


The Chaplain Resident provides spiritual care and consultation to patients, families, and staff and does so under the supervision of a certified Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Educator and faculty.


The Chaplain Resident is enrolled in the education program of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, a national organization recognized as an accrediting agency in the field of clinical pastoral education by the U.S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Engaged in the CPE method of learning ministry by means of pastoral functioning under supervision as developed ACPE.
  • Engaged in the process model of education, predicated on students’ individual needs and goals that are compatible with program objectives. 
  • Engaged in the CPE learning process including the provision of direct spiritual care for patients and families based on assessment of spiritual needs in clinical assignment and during assigned on-call shifts.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served, including spiritual/religious informed care or service.
  • Exercises skillful listening, compassionate presence & clear communication in one-on-one, small group, care conferences, and team meetings.
  • Provides/arranges for provision of sacraments/ rituals/prayers and integrative modalities at the request of patients and/or family members in a manner aligning with the traditions of the particular patient, family member, or significant other.
  • Provide spiritual support for health care staff.
  • Participate in regular meetings of the department and assigned clinical areas, including interdepartmental work.


Required Education:

Graduate degree in Theology from approved theological seminary/university, or completion of training in mentored religious tradition as defined by that religious tradition.


Preferred Experience:

Completion of one unit of CPE as developed by ACPE


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