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Sanford Health Director, Spiritual Care - Spiritual Care in Bismarck, North Dakota

Job Title: Director, Spiritual Care | Spiritual Care | Bismarck

City: Bismarck

State: North Dakota


Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Administers the Spiritual Care department within the hospital providing leadership and expertise. Implements the vision, mission, plan and standards of the organization. Contributes to the strategic planning process, day-to-day operations and attainment of goals of the organization. Actively participate in tasks force, committees, board meetings, etc. to assist with the overall organizational goals and strategic initiatives. Develops and monitors appropriate indicators for quality and continuous improvement. Reviews and consults on final strategic plans in collaboration with leadership and marketing departments. Possesses ability to carry out strategies and tasks to support the mission and goals of the organization. Develops trusting relationships. Exhibits understanding of current and potential team capabilities and ability to clarify performance targets and objectives to drive project and process improvement strategies. Works to create a climate whre self-knowledge is sought after, respected and wisely used. Recognizes, harnesses and regulates emotions in one's self and other to effectively manage and acheive goals. Conducts and directs quality reviews. Develops programs for motivating personnel to meet or exceed quality goals. Ensures associates understand shared ownership of their development needs and plans. Interviews screened candidates for variety of functions and positions. Builds pastoral practice standards and ethics codes for spiritual care professionals. Monitors spiritual leaders' activities to ensure compliance with ethics codes for spiritual care professionals. Designs spiritual assessments and pastoral care strategies for followers. Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, using appropriate media and language. Oversees the operation of the departments including human resources, budgeting, finance and purchasing, short and long-range planning and legal and regulatory compliance. Provides professional and/or technical and clinical expertise. Effectively interviews, hires, counsels, disciplines and terminates, when necessary. Displays accountability for the environment of the department. Develops and administers a comprehensive spiritual care program within Sanford. Develops and executes policies and procedures necessary for the programs operation and provides direct spiritual care services. Displays proven leadership ability with strong stakeholder relationship skills.


Defines short and long-term staffing requirements for a department. Interviews screened candidates for variety of functions and positions. Promotes the application of advanced techniques and theories in spiritual care. Designs spiritual assessments and pastoral care strategies for followers. Evaluates current issues and religious needs to draw on necessary resources to address societal change. Sets clear expectations of self and team. Leads in defining budgeting cycle, process and best practices. Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, using appropriate media and language. Establishes best practices for a program and promotes open communication among program stakeholders. Evaluates leader performance based on efficacy, advancement and emergence. Works with organizations in the community in support of the local image.


Additional department details are not required at this time.


Board Certification as a chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Master's Degree in Theology, Divinity or its equivalent; ordination and endorsement by denominational body. 5 years' experience as a chaplain in a clinical, pastoral care setting.

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City: Bismarck

State: North Dakota

Job Function: Customer Support Services

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req34117