The Clinical Pastoral Education Director is responsible for the effective leadership and management of The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Center and its staff, students, programs, and processes in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Spirituality of CHRISTUS Health and the Standards of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), including recruitment, processing, interviewing, and assessing readiness of staff and applicants. The CPE Director is also responsible for the orientation, planning, developing, implementing, supervision and evaluation of CPE units and providing supervision, leadership, direction, and focus for CPE students to enhance Spiritual Care and Spiritual Care Education across the region, and when arranged, for CHRISTUS Health System Associates in other regions. The position will work collaboratively with the Director of Spiritual Care, other members of the Spiritual Care Department and Mission Integration Division, clinical and ancillary Directors, Physicians, members of the CPE Program's Professional Advisory Group, hospital, and health system leadership and management, and identified community partners.
The CPE Director is seen as an educational leader in CHRISTUS Health and reports within the Mission Integration Department.
Master's Degree in Theology/Divinity, Doctoral studies preferred
National faculty level as CPE Certified Educator preferred.
Minimum 5 years of experience as a CPE Certified Educator with at least 2 years in a management/supervisory role.
At least 5 years of experience as a chaplain in the health care setting.
Certification as a Clinical Pastoral Education Certified Educator or Associate Certified Educator, ACPE
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.