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Last Updated on April 17, 2018

Posting 4/17/18

Director, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy
Howard County General Hospital
Columbia, MD
Full Time (40 hours), Day Shift

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Howard County General Hospital is seeking a Director of Spiritual Care to lead a team of chaplains, Clinical Pastoral Education students and community volunteers, while assisting patients and employees in accessing meaningful spiritual services. The Director will develop strong relationships with the Howard County faith community to advance the vision of HCGH as the hub of health, hope and wellness in Howard County. The Director will minister, support and counsel patients and employees during times of emotional and spiritual distress, and will collaborate the HCGH Population Health Department on initiatives promoting mind and body health in the external community.

Master’s degree 
5 years of related experience 
Board Certified Chaplain and ACPE Educator
Certified graduate with a Master of Divinity or equivalent from an institution accredited through the Association of Theological Schools or one of the regional Association of Colleges and Schools or its equivalent
Ordained as a clergy person in specific faith community in good standing with all rights and privileges thereof

Application Information
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Why Johns Hopkins?
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Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

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General Description
The Supervisor - Chaplain Clinical Pastoral Education
 - John Muir Health - Spiritual Care takes primary responsibility for the ACPE program; developing, managing and supervising CPE programs according to the Standards of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. This role provides direct spiritual care to patients, families and staff when needed. The incumbent assists the Director in ensuring that the goals and objectives of the Spiritual Care department are met. 
Manages the CPE Program
In cooperation with the Director, supervises and develops CPE programs according to ACPE standards. 
Oversees recruitment and admission process. 
Communicates with prospective students and conducts interviews. 
Designs and teaches curriculum with consultation from Director. 
Supervises students in the ACPE program, including completion of unit evaluations in accordance with ACPE standards. 
Maintains and updates student handbook in according with ACPE standards and JMH policies and procedures. 
Manages CPE program evaluations. 
In cooperation with the CPE Professional Advisory Group, evaluates the CPE programs. 
Participates in ACPE continuing education meetings. 
Participates in preparation for and completion of accreditation reviews. 
Provides Spiritual Care 
Provides memorial services and other spiritual or religious services as needed and in cooperation with staff and CPE students. 
Provides direct spiritual care to patients, families and staff as needed. 
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary teams in provision of patient care. 
Completes spiritual assessments, including spiritual care plans, and documents in patient medical record. 
Models strategies to avoid compassion fatigue. 
Teaches classes for staff and/or patients and offers in-services as requested. 
Participates in on-call rotation as needed. 
Supports Spiritual Care Department 
In Director’s absence or when requested, manages department needs and operations.
Serves on hospital committees as appointed by Director.
Assists with administrative duties as assigned by Director. 
Manages the on-call schedule and per diem chaplain pool.
Participates in and contributes to departmental meetings. 
Assumes responsibility for department initiatives and quality improvement projects as requested. 
Assists the Director in projects as assigned. 
Maintains and Enhances Community Relations
Shares in representing John Muir Health within the religious and clergy communities promoting these communities interest in and concern for JMH. 
Participates in JMH supported community benefits activities. 
Provides educational presentations to locally related community groups.
Maintains Professional Competency
Keeps current in area of expertise through reviewing relevant publications. 
Meets with ACPE peer group for clinical and supervisory consultation.
Keeps current with professional organizations’ (ACPE; APC or equivalent) continuing education requirements. 
Education and Certification
Master’s Degree from an accredited theological school (or equivalent). 
ACPE - Association for Clinical Pastoral Education - Certified Educator  or  ACPE - Association for Clinical Pastoral Education - Associate Certified Educator - Required  
Ordination or equivalent in a recognized faith group. 
Faith group endorsement and APCE membership. 
Certification with the Association of Professional Chaplain (APC) or another cognate group preferred.
Hospital ministry experience. 
Excellent track record of supervising CPE students.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledgeable in the area of CPE, including program management, theory of pastoral care and supervision, and individual and group supervision. 
Excellent communication and pastoral skills. 
Sensitivity to diverse religious and cultural practices and values. 
Ability to function effectively in crisis and under stress. 
Outlook and Microsoft Word. Excel preferred

Posting 3/23/18

The San Francisco Night Ministry, which has been providing both a ministry of presence on the streets of San Francisco and a crisis phone line for 365 days a year for 53 years, is looking for an ACPE Certified Educator to run a CPE program which began in February 2014. In November 2017 the SF Night Ministry became a fully accredited CPE center with ACPE offering Level I & II and Certified Educator CPE.
Please visit the SF Night Ministry web site to read more about the ministry and to view videos which describe aspects of the SF Night Ministry. ( The position would begin September 1, 2018.

Contact Rev. Rod Seeger, ACPE Certified Educator, SFNM Coordinator of CPE. 

Certified Educator Candidates, Associates and ACPE Certified Educators may apply.

(415)381-0663 or

Posting 3/23/18

Gundersen Health System - PM Chaplain Position, LaCrosse, WI

Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI, is seeking a highly motivated staff chaplain to join our dynamic, diverse and dedicated spiritual care team. This chaplain will provide spiritual and religious care within the hospital during the late afternoon and evening hours primarily in Medical Oncology, Emergency Services and Critical Care.  Additional responsibilities include: mentoring CPE students; providing orientation to overnight on-call duties; providing guidance and oversight for our affiliate on-call chaplains; providing advanced care planning facilitated conversations; and offering follow up bereavement care to families of deceased patients.

The Spiritual Care staff are highly valued as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team approach at Gundersen as a means of enriching every life we serve--our patients, families, staff and community. The department consists of four staff chaplains, two office assistants, one ACPE Certified Educator, two Certified Educator Candidates, seven Affiliate Chaplains, five-six Full-Time CPE Residents, six CPE Summer Interns, and six to seven CPE Extended Unit students. 
Position Requirements: APC, NACC or NAJC certified or certification eligible within two years. Must also demonstrate a solid commitment to research based professional chaplaincy as well as value Clinical Pastoral Education and mentoring students. 

About Gundersen Health System…
We serve residents of western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. Our healthcare system is anchored by one of the largest multi-specialty group practices and a teaching hospital with Level II Trauma Center. 

La Crosse is a historic, vibrant city nestled between bluffs and the legendary Mississippi River. La Crosse boasts some of the best outdoor recreation, excellent schools including three universities, affordable housing in safe neighborhoods, an endless variety of live entertainment and breathtaking beauty, making this a great place to call home.

For more information or to apply visit our website,  


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