Last Updated on January 17, 2017


Posting Date 1/17/2017

Posting Date 01/17/2017

Posting Date 01/03/2017

Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento is seeking a Certified ACPE or NACC Supervisor. The Supervisor will join the Spiritual Care Services team in working collaboratively with the Director of Spiritual Care/ACPE Supervisor and three Board-Certified chaplains.

The position will have primary responsibility for the ACPE program. The Supervisor will develop, manage and supervise full-time CPE units, consisting of five residents and two interns. Students provide spiritual care to more than 600 patients at this medical center, which includes an acute tertiary care hospital and a children and adult psychiatric hospital. 

Qualifications include:
* - Associate or Full Supervisor Certification. Minimum of Candidate level Certification with ACPE or NACC. 
* - Ability to work well as a team member with other high level health care professionals.
* - Experience in an interfaith multicultural context. 
* - Excellent organizational and communication skills.

SMCS is located in downtown Sacramento, one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. The hospital has recently opened the state of the art, eight-floor, Anderson-Lucchetti Woman’s and Children’s Center, as part of the expanded SMCS campus. 

Please contact Rev. Lisa Nordlander, Dir. Spiritual Care Services, SMCS,, 916-887-4321.

Posting Date 12/15/2016

Director, Pastoral Care

UI Health is seeking a Director to lead our Pastoral Care team. This position directs the Pastoral Care Department which includes student chaplains, office assistant, on-call chaplains, and volunteers. Oversees, executes and provides pastoral care to patients, families, students and staff and ensures pastoral care is religion-specific as requested. Responsible for the development of Pastoral Care courses or curricula. Crafts and conducts programs of Clinical Pastoral Education under the standards of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Supervises student's clinical work, provides educational opportunities and writes a comprehensive evaluation of student chaplain's experience. Accountable for the development of policies, procedures and practices covering patients’ religious needs within the University.

Supervise, mentor, coach and facilitate the work of on-call chaplains, student chaplains and volunteers delivering pastoral care.
Analyze patient's referrals to ensure religion care needs are met and patients are seen by a student or on-call chaplain (such as calling for a priest for a catholic patient or a rabbi for a Jewish patient).
Conduct orientation sessions to clergy and pastoral visitors from the religious community on policies and procedures which affect their pastoral visiting, provision of resources, consultation and their liaison with healthcare personnel.
Obtain referrals from medical staff on patients’ condition/diagnosis. Make rounds to ensure patients' needs are met.
Orient departments to ensure that appropriate worship opportunities are provided.
Deliver direct pastoral care, consultation, sacraments and support to patients, families, students, and staff.
Define potential conflicts and provide appropriate pastoral service to avoid difficult situations.
Provide bereavement support to families in case of patient's death. Offer pastoral support to a patient with a bad diagnosis. Manage written communication with patients (sympathy cards/thank you notes).
Facilitate spiritual support group to inpatients (adult psychiatric and patient rehab units) integrating spiritual approach with behavioral sciences.
Determine, plan and establish departmental strategic course. Outline and modify strategic goals and draft policies/procedures on how to provide pastoral care to MC patients.
Develop and administer the department’s plan for continuous quality improvement based on ethical and religious directives and guidelines in a healthcare environment.
Write and maintain procedures to keep records of pastoral activity.
Document spiritual needs of patients and implementation of pastoral services.
Design and conduct Clinical Pastoral Education training program according to ACPE standards for clergy and seminarians, and for student chaplains on campus.
Devise curriculums for students to ensure adherence to ACPE standards. Assign and review students’ written materials.
Evaluate students’ personal and professional performance. 
Write a comprehensive evaluative report and sign ACPE registration forms for students who complete the program.
Develop and implement budget for the cost center. Procure and is accountable for supplies and machinery for the Pastoral Care office, and systems for message delivery, patient census material, religious reading materials and necessary reference materials.
Oversee the Manager and help with interviewing, hiring, orient, lead and evaluate chaplains to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet departmental and organizational needs.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in Divinity or Ministry required.
Board Certified Chaplain and Certified ACPE Supervisor required.
Three to Five years experience in pastoral care in a hospital environment required.

Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.

To Apply:
For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by January 6, 2017.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Posting Date 12/15/2016

Director of Pastoral Services - McLeod Health

Located in Florence SC, McLeod Heath is comprised of 7 campuses serving a population of over one million people throughout 15 counties. We are a private, non-profit institution celebrating 110 years of service. Our 750 physicians and 9000+ employees make us one of the elite Healthcare Providers in this region. We have established Centers of Excellence in Heart, Cancer, Surgery, Neurosurgery, Emergency Services, Behavioral Health, Children's and Women's Services, Home Health and Hospice services. 

The Director of Pastoral Services teaches and embodies the McLeod core values in all aspects of work. The Director is responsible for managing the Department and oversees and ensures the provision of pastoral care to patients, loved ones and staff. The Director is responsible for developing and conducting Clinical Pastoral Education programs as well as supervise the CPE program.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Delivers a complete program of pastoral care to patients, their loved ones and hospital staff
2. Manages all aspects of the program of Clinical Pastoral Education in accordance with the standards of ACPE and the needs of the program
3. Attends required Department meetings, staff meetings and other committees and boards as requested
4. Develops and manages a yearly budget for the department and prepares grants for the McLeod Foundation as needed
5. Coordinate clergy, pastoral visitors, and volunteers from the religious community by providing orientation to hospital visitation policies
6. Support an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care by developing productive relationships with physicians, nurses, social workers, patient representatives and other hospital disciplines

To apply, visit:

Posting Date 12/15/2016

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, is adding a second supervisor to its well-established, ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education program. 

BroMenn Medical Center, a 221-bed hospital, has been serving and caring for the people of central Illinois for nearly 120 years. The health care leader in McLean County, BroMenn Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, a Truven Health Analytics Top U.S. health care system for quality and clinical performance and the largest provider of health care services in Illinois. BroMenn Medical Center is renowned for its neuro, cardiac, orthopedic and women’s services, and is also a teaching facility, offering residency programs in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Family Practice and Clinical Pastoral Education. 

BroMenn Medical Center’s CPE programs date back nearly four decades, and the center currently offers six Level 1 and 2 units of CPE to up to 16 students per year. As part of the larger Advocate CPE system and BroMenn Graduate Medical Education faculty, the CPE supervisor would share in education and oversight of the chaplain interns and residents from recruitment through graduation. As an integral member of the interdisciplinary team, the supervisor would provide spiritual support to patients, families, and staff in an ecumenical/interfaith environment and participate in site and system leadership.

Job Requirements:
Certification by ACPE required. ACPE full supervisor preferred, but ACPE associate supervisor would be considered.

APC, NACC, or NAJC chaplain board certification preferred, but candidates eligible for full certification by one of these organizations within three years would be considered.

For more information contact Mollie Ward at 
Phone:  309-268-2116 or
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Posting Date 12/15/2016

Posting Date 12/15/2016

Position Summary
The successful candidate will supervise the accredited regional Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program based at St. Joseph Hospital. CPE is an important part of the hospital’s Spiritual Care Department, with a long standing history of both chaplaincy education and excellent clinical chaplaincy. Reporting to the Director of Spiritual Care, the Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education will be primarily responsible for the delivery of Clinical Pastoral Education to students at St. Joseph Hospital and contracted sister facilities in the St. Joseph Health System. Working in collaboration with the Director of Spiritual Care, the Supervisor of CPE will also be expected to take a leading role in the recruitment of students, marketing the program in the community, and proper maintenance of the hospital’s relationship with ACPE.

The CPE Supervisor will ultimately provide expert guidance and mentorship to students as it relates to professional healthcare chaplaincy and pastoral care, acting in the spirit of the Hospital’s Commitment to the Values of Dignity, Service, Justice, and Excellence.

Minimum Qualifications
*-  Baccalaureate degree; Master of Divinity from an accredited Theological Seminary or Divinity School.

*-  3-5 years of previous experience in clinical chaplaincy
*-  Comfort with deploying electronic learning modalities, including video conferencing to support student learning experiences at regional sister facilities.

*-  Associate CPE Supervisor status achieved in CPE Supervisory training and/or fully certified as a CPE Supervisor with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.
*-  Current member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (APCE).

*-  Must be an ACPE Associate Supervisor or Certified Supervisor.
*-  Must be a team player.
*-  Must communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
*-  Must be a good listener.
*-  Must demonstrate interpersonal skills related to individual and group supervision, as well as the ability to facilitate peer relationships.
*-  Must have experiential knowledge of scripture and prayer.
*-  Must possess expertise in the development of training programs (other than CPE) for both ministry and laity.
*-  Must have the capacity for local travel to partner facilities for up to 20% of one’s work time.

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