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Last Updated on March 16, 2018

Posting 3/16/18

About Norton Healthcare
For 130 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is the Louisville area’s third largest private employer, providing care at more than 210 locations throughout Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals (3 adult, a children’s hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center, and a women’s & children’s hospital) with 1,837 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 13 Norton Immediate Care Centers; more than 14,000 employees; more than 750 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. In 2016 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the 7th healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at

Job Description: 
The CPE Manager contributes to the humanizing of life and dissemination of God’s love throughout the organization by means of: Conducting Level I, II and Supervisory CPE accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) that trains seminarians, clergy, and other helping professionals in the practice of pastoral care; Management oversight for seven chaplain residents; Collegiality and consultation with staff; Responsiveness to religious requirements of patients, families and staff; Pastoral visitation and counseling of patients and families. The CPE Manager demonstrates knowledge, behavior and skills in supervising spiritual care by CPE student with Neonate/Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric patients

Norton Chaplains are integrated members of the care teams throughout all 5 hospitals and the medical group.  The pastoral care team is comprised of 2 directors, 1 manager, 19 staff chaplains, 7 FT CPE residents, and 3-7 interns in each CPE unit.  This team provides 24/7 on-call coverage (including pediatric trauma), unit based coverage, pediatric bereavement follow-up, palliative care consultation, and staff care.
Please contact Cara Hobbs for more information: or (502)446-5842

Three years in pastoral care 
Associate or ACPE Certified Educator 

One year experience supervising ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education in a healthcare setting 
Master of Divinity Degree 

Posting 3/9/18


Come join us in New Orleans and “pass a good time,” as our Creole brothers and sisters would say!   We are often described as “a gumbo” because of the diversity in our music, culture, ethnicity, multi-faith systems and, of course, our food!  We live in a city with a rich history and are celebrating our 300th Birthday as a metropolitan city!

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is an integral part of New Orleans and reflects in many ways the rich history.  It is a community hospital that possesses a sense of community in its services offered.  EJGH has been duly recognized for its services. To name a few,

In 2018 CareChex, an independent hospital rating service, ranked EJGH as First in the Louisiana and Tenth in the nation for overall medical care and patient safety.  In 2016 for the fourth consecutive term, EJGH again attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s. The American Heart Association awarded EJGH its highest award possible, the Heart Failure Gold Performance award. 

Come and join a dynamic staff in a dynamic hospital in a vibrant and lively city!

Job Description
Recruit and Supervise the hospital’s year-long CPE Residency Programs.
Direct the ACPE programs in accordance with ACPE standards.
Provide competent, compassionate pastoral care to patients and their family members as well as to the Team Members of the hospital.
Oversee the staffing of the On-Call Chaplain services provided to the hospital
Administer the Pastoral Care Department by meeting the mission/vision statements as well as the policies and procedures of the hospital.
Serve as the liaison between community clergy and the hospital.
Provide spiritual leadership to the hospital-at-large in order to enhance the spiritual life of the hospital

Job Credentials:
1. Baccalaureate degree, Master of Divinity or equivalent, additional graduate degree preferred
2. Certification by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) as an Associate Supervisor or Full Supervisor 
3. Certification by Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Catholic (NACC), Chaplains or National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) 
4. Ordination or commission by religious authority 
5. Endorsement by religious authority to provide ministry
6. Significant pastoral and managerial experience
7. Experience working with diverse cultures and belief systems


Posting 3/7/2018

Staff Chaplain – MU Health Care – Columbia, Missouri
To provide spiritual support to patients, family and staff; facilitate arrangements as needed to enable patients to practice their spiritual beliefs while hospitalized; act as liaison with community clergy of all faith groups.
Detailed Description:

Respond to referrals of admitted patients/families, assess the spiritual needs of patients/families and provide pastoral care and counseling accordingly.  Provide crisis intervention services to patients/families in all health care system facilities as requested.

Function as a cohesive member of the pastoral care team, providing pastoral care services for patients of other chaplains as needed.  Work collaboratively with medical treatment teams.  Serve as On Call Chaplain for medical and spiritual emergencies.

Act as liaison between hospital staff, patients/family/friends of the patient during periods of crisis, such as critical illness.

Contact the patient’s faith leader at patient’s request.  Coordinate pastoral care activities with other health care disciplines to avoid interrupting medical care and to ensure spiritual support for the patient.

Perform religious rites or arrange for appropriate religious leader to do so, as requested by patient/family.  Provide interdenominational worship services as needed and schedule chapel functions including visiting clergy.

Document pastoral care services provided in the electronic medical record as defined in department policies.

Serve on interdisciplinary committees, attend patient conferences as requested.
A master’s degree in Divinity or Theology from a recognized, accredited Seminary, Divinity School of Theology is required. 
Three units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) through APCE, NACC or CACS is required.  A fourth unit will be expected to be completed within two years of employment.
Appropriate Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) required within two years of employment. 

Please apply online at:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Posting 3/2/18

Posting 3/2/18

Now Hiring ACPE Certified Educator (Part time) to join our team! 
WakeMed Health & Hospitals 
Raleigh, NC

To join our team here at WakeMed, you must be committed to providing exceptional patient care.  By working with our state-of-the-art technology and training resources, you will have an active role in making our community the best place to work, live and raise a family. At our 896-bed Raleigh campus and our 156-bed Cary campus, you will join our outstanding team and work together to promote awareness, healing, quality and teamwork. Not only is WakeMed a great place to work, but we are also committed to our employees. WakeMed proudly offers competitive salaries, family-friendly benefits, flexible shifts, continuing education opportunities and more 

ACPE Certified Educator

The Clinical Pastoral Education Specialists Provides educational supervision for pastors, seminarians, and lay persons who are taking accredited Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) CPE programs at WakeMed.  Also, responsible for spiritual care to patients, family and staff and to serve on hospital committees as specified by the Director of Spiritual Care.

ACPE CPE Supervisor or Associate ACPE CPE Supervisor required. 3 years’ experience preferred.
College Degree, Master of Divinity degree or equivalent, and ACPE Supervisory Certification required.
ACPE Certification as a CPE Supervisor or Associate Supervisor, Ordination, Ecclesiastical endorsement, and certification or eligibility for Board Certification with APC, NAJC or NACC required.

Work schedule:
Hours of work: 8-4:30
Weekend Requirements: No Weekends 
Call Requirements: Administrative Back-Up

WakeMed is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, which is ranked nationally as one of the top ten best places to live for quality of life, and is located just two hours from the beach or three from the mountains. The area has been named one of the fastest growing areas in the country and is located just minutes from the famous Research Triangle Park. 

For more information and to apply, please visit us online at and reference job ID 26709. EOE

Posting 3/2/18


Posting 3/2/18

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Certified Educator 
Tower Health – Reading Hospital
West Reading, Pennsylvania

Be inspired to enhance the patient experience, and join the talented people of Reading Hospital. As the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Certified Educator, you will be responsible for conducting programs of Clinical Pastoral Education under the standards of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Guided by the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), you will provide assistance with clinical and classroom instruction, conduct performance evaluation for students in the CPE Program, perform administrative duties, and conduct ongoing evaluation of the CPE Program. You will also develop curriculum and supervise students' clinical work. In collaboration with the Director of CPE, you will assist in the planning and administration of the overall CPE training program. 

Master’s degree in Theology, such as Master of Divinity or equivalent as defined by ACPE; Doctorate degree preferred
Certification as a Certified Educator or an Associate Certified Educator by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
Experience in Clinical Pastoral Education Program administration 
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word
Ability to spend substantial time with students, patients, and their loved ones requiring a high degree of emotional energy and mental alertness
Board-certified chaplain: APC; NACC; NAJC preferred
Experience in specialty field preferred
Professional experience post ordination/licensure preferred

Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services across Eastern Pennsylvania. We bring together more than 11,000 dedicated team members, 2,000 nationally recognized physicians, specialists, and providers across 65 convenient locations. Together, our six hospitals and other entities offer a full range of medical care to millions of people. Here, we know that advancing the quality of care will transform the quality of life.

About Reading Hospital
Our nationally recognized flagship institution, Reading Hospital has served the local community since 1867. We’re a Magnet® designated facility with many specialties, a dedicated rehabilitation hospital, and affiliated medical offices, all committed to delivering access to the region’s highest quality care, leading-edge technology, and experienced medical professionals. Located in the friendly West Reading area, our main campus offers a variety of amenities that make working here every day a pleasure. 

To apply, send resume to:
Tower Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Posting 3/2/18

Supervisor Spiritual Care
Mercy Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Mercy Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health-New England, is seeking a Supervisor Spiritual Care. This position plans, develops, organizes and manages the operations of the Spiritual Care Department consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) in order to meet the spiritual care needs at Mercy Medical Center. Trinity Health Standards for Spiritual Care should be met, as well as the requirements of the Joint Commission and other applicable federal, state, and local regulatory and/or accrediting agencies.

Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Master's degree in Theology or related field and three (3) to five (5) years of previous and progressively more responsible work-related experience plus three (3) to six (6) months of on-the-job training and orientation.
NACC Certification or APC Board Certified Chaplain required.
Work requires the analytical ability necessary to resolve problems requiring a professional level of knowledge in a specific discipline/field and/or design complex clinical, data processing, or human resources systems and programs.
The ability to collaborate and work closely with community clergy.
Work requires the ability to hear and communicate effectively both orally and in writing which includes assigning and distributing work, conducting performance reviews, enforcing policies and counseling employees with performance and/or disciplinary problems, and writing detailed reports and proposals for review by management.
Ability to handle high stress situations. 
Able to walk long distances and to be on feet for periods at a time.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Diversity is important! An equal opportunity employer.
A member of Trinity Health-New England. A legacy of the Sisters of Providence

Posting 2/23/18 

Pastoral Care Specialist
Graceworks Lutheran Services
Located in Centerville Ohio

Coordinate and facilitate services to meet the spiritual needs of residents, family members and staff regardless of their faith or tradition. In so doing, people living or serving in a long-term care setting can experience the ministry of the church embodying grace and hope to older adults, their families and others who serve them. Under the supervision and guidance of the Vice President, Residential Care, the Pastoral Care Specialist will be responsible to engage the spiritual needs of residents, enhance the spiritual life of the community, and advocate for spiritual values through religious practices, spiritual programs that are open to people of all faiths, and care, presence and counsel.
Minimum Qualifications: Master of Divinity or equivalent from an accredited college, university or theological school. Ordained in good standing with denominational judicatory and/or ecclesiastical endorsement for specialized ministry. One or more units in Clinical Pastoral Education ("CPE"). Preference given to candidates who are on the roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, have received endorsement by national Lutheran church body for Specialized Pastoral Care, and have completed units of Clinical Pastoral Experience ("CPE") or graduate study with focus on ministry in a long-term care setting or geriatric unit.
Minimum Experience: Demonstrated knowledge and competence in gerontology, recognition of impact of socio-cultural attitudes toward aging, and understanding of the dynamics of grief and loss and their impact on the elderly, ethical issues in aging, and the distinctive worship needs, including the specific uses of religious ritual resources, in this form of ministry. Established written, oral, and computer technology communication skills. Expectation of integrity, modeling for residents and staff the personal qualities and ethics of the Christian faith. Sensitivity and adherence to the mission of the Lutheran Church as related through its agencies, congregations, and other church-wide expressions. Preference given to candidates who have three or more years of pastoral care experience in a long-term or acute health care setting, at least one unit of CPE, or an advanced degree with focus on ministry in a long-term care setting, or on the elderly in a significant way.
To apply or for more information, visit

Posting 02/09/18

Staff Chaplain – Scranton, PA

You became a chaplain because you were passionate about bringing comfort to people in the darkest times of their lives.  Geisinger has a wonderful opportunity as a Staff Chaplain for the Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA that needs your passion for bringing this comfort. This position will provide spiritual care to the patients, families, and staff of the Medical Center. This position presents an opportunity to try new ideas and create programs that may not have previously existed. Therefore, the candidate we seek must be creative, energetic, and highly motivated. 

Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation's largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service.

Bachelor’s Degree required. M. Div or Pastoral Studies required. 
Minimum of 3 units of ACPE completed. Residency preferred. 
Ordained, Licensed, or Commissioned by recognized denomination or faith group required. 
Ecclesiastical Endorsement and statement of good standing from denomination required. 
Association of Professional Chaplains (or NACC or NAJC), Board Certified Chaplain or eligible required. 

To apply, contact Lisa A. Brown at or call 570-214-5084.

Geisinger is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. 

Posting Date 02/01/18

Posting 2/1/18

Director of Spiritual Care, Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio
Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio is currently seeking a Director of Spiritual Care to join our leadership team.

The Director of Spiritual Care 

  • partners with the Vice President of Mission to provide leadership and direction to ensure the integration and continuation of the Mission and Values of Mercy Health – Toledo.
  • assists in coordinating efforts (including, but not limited to participation on the mission and ethics committees) to uphold the principles and traditions of the Catholic health ministry, the legacy of the founding sponsors, and a commitment to body, mind, and spirit health. 
  • is responsible to develop, organize, and manage department activities pertaining to the provision of Spiritual Care. 
  • in conjunction with the CPE Certified Educator, provides oversight of the accredited CPE program.
  • may provide a unit or partial unit of CPE if ACPE credentialed.

Minimum Position Qualifications: 

  • The Director should be a Catholic with a master's degree in Theology, Divinity, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry or the equivalent from an accredited institution. 
  • Certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC).
  • Knowledge of, and support for, the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (5th ed, USCCB).

    Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • Credentialed as a CPE Certified Educator in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).


Posting 1/17/18

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