Hospital Chaplain PRN/Temp Job at UnityPoint Health, Fort Dodge, IA

  • UnityPoint Health
  • Fort Dodge, IA

Job Description

Hospital Chaplain

UnityPoint Health- Fort Dodge

PRN/As Needed




Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.  


Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.  

  • Visits with patients and families in order to provide spiritual assessments, emotional/spiritual support and crisis intervention services.
  • Works with care coordinators/hospital staff in response to patient’s spiritual care needs.
  • Serves as a resource to the management team.
  • Provides appropriate grief ministry services as needed.
  • Provides for liturgical ministry and presides at worship services as appropriate.
  • Participates in appropriate TRMC in-service and orientation programs.
  • Participates in appropriate community education programs.
  • Participates in community organizations as appropriate and provides community relations services when available and deemed appropriate to role.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with area clergy, churches and religious institutions to enhance care and communication to support patients/families during treatment.
  • Demonstrates initiative in seeking out learning experiences and educational opportunities. 
  • Assists dying patients, helps to preserve dignity and carry out the patient’s desires as assessed through empathy with the patient’s needs.
  • Displays professionalism and adheres to hospital policies.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Works with the Coordinator of Pastoral Care to provide consistent on-call coverage for the hospital community.
  • Responds to codes and trauma alerts as arranged through duty assignment during routine work hours and when on call


  • College graduate. Seminary or equivalent theological/ministerial education.
  • 4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) preferred


  • Minimum of one year of healthcare experience preferred.


  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons Certification by a professional chaplaincy organization within two years of hire.


  • Ability to function effectively within team environment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, maintain interpersonal relationships, adapt to change, evaluate critically and think creatively and be able to organize and plan effectively.
  • Able to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and values.
  • Ability to maintain documentation of services provided.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills to respond to spiritual needs of patients, families and employees.

Job Tags

Temporary work, Relief,

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