BJC Careers

ACPE Chaplain Program Supervisor Christian Hospital

Saint Louis, MO
Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1164120
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Christian Hospital is a 485-bed acute-care medical center located on 28 acres in unincorporated north St. Louis County. Located 6 miles west of Christian Hospital is Northwest HealthCare, which offers the community 24-hour emergency care and a variety of outpatient services in a convenient setting to complement hospital services.

Christian Hospital is noted as a leader among hospitals in the St. Louis region as it provides the community with the absolute latest in medical technology and clinical advancements. In particular, Christian Hospital in highly regarded for its excellence in heart services and lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, spine surgery, cancer treatment and radiation oncology, psychiatric services and substance abuse programs, radiology, urology and pulmonary care. 

Christian Hospital, a non-profit organization and a founding member of BJC HealthCare, has more than 500 physicians on staff and a diverse workforce of more than 2,200 health-care professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances.

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