ACPE Chaplain Program Supervisor Christian Hospital

Job Description

Job ID: 1164120
Employment Status: Full-Time
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Christian Hospital is an acute-care community hospital with 220 staffed beds, located in north St. Louis County. As a founding member of BJC HealthCare, the hospital has an expert medical staff and a diverse workforce of nearly 2,000 health care professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances. Christian Hospital is nationally recognized for stroke care and cardiology, and highly regarded for its excellence in emergency medicine, robotic surgery, orthopedic and spine surgery, pulmonology and wound care.

Our Northwest HealthCare campus, located six miles west of Christian Hospital in Florissant, offers the community 24-hour emergency care as well as a variety of outpatient services and physician practices.

Spiritual Care provides intensive, inter-faith spiritual care and counseling to patients and their families, as well as all employee hospital staff members. Our comprehensive spiritual care and counseling practice includes spiritual care assessment, grief support, managing emotional stress, and sacramental/religious care. Our department is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc., to educate students in the practice of clinical ministry. All of our chaplains hold advanced academic degrees in theology, and in some cases mental health, are professionally board certified as chaplains, and are endorsed for health care ministry by their respective faith traditions. Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Role Purpose

Provides direct supervision of ACPE Chaplain Residents, Externs and Interns who provide spiritual care to patients, families and staff (75%) along with Clinical Pastoral Education training (25%). Serves as a member of the Spiritual Care Department Leadership Team. Contributes to the overall operations of Spiritual Care Services while Coordinating all aspects of hospital ACPE program.


  • Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families.
  • Provides consultation to other members of the care team regarding spiritual issues and resources in patient and family care and regarding ethics.
  • Implements and participates in hospital wide improvement of quality care processes and services.
  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Supervises the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) program and provides ACPE accredited programming.
  • Provides direct pastoral care to staff and physicians, as needed, complementing staff support services provided by others.
  • May participate in the development of departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets and having direct responsibility for adhering to those goals. This includes responding to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Master's Degree
  • - Theology/related



  • <2 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Ordination or eligible
  • ACPE Supervisor/Associate

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer