Manager - Clinical Pastoral Education Programs - Pastoral - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Medical Center



Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

Overall administrative and supervisory responsibility for the Clinical Pastoral Education Programs of the department's nationally accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.  Develops, organizes, and directs program activities pertaining to provision of CPE programs, guidance and training to students, residents, interns and Supervisory Education Students (SESs) in accordance with philosophy, mission statement and objectives of the Hospital. Assists the Administrator, Pastoral Services in the leadership of the department.

Minimum Requirements

Requires Master of Divinity degree or equivalent formal theological education from a theological seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.  A PhD degree in Religious Studies, Theology, Pastoral Care and Counseling, or a related field, in addition to the M.Div. degree is preferred, as well as additional course-work in the field of Business Administration.

Knowledge/Work Experience:
Requires level of knowledge of objectives and techniques of CPE supervision generally acquired through at least 5 years of experience as a CPE Supervisor and/or pastoral care provider in an acute health care setting and requires an additional three years of recent and progressive experience having administrative responsibilities for CPE programs.

Requires analytical abilities necessary to develop and administer budgets, policies and procedure, and administrative skills to plan, organize and direct activities of employees and students.  Requires high level of interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with students, patients, families and employees, often during periods of stress.

Required Licensure, Certification, etc.
Requires current ordination as a minister, pastor, or recognized spiritual leader and endorsement for specialized ministry from a nationally recognized religious community.  Requires ACPE-certification as a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisor.  Additional certification as a professional health care chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) preferred.

Machines, Tools, Equipment:
Requires understanding of computers for maintaining budgets, tracking departmental
productivity and performance improvement monitors.

Working Conditions:
Works primarily in normal office environment and in the various patients care environments with possible exposure to communicable disease with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.  Work requires regular exposure to emotional strain when providing supervision or pastoral care and emotional and spiritual support to students, patients, families and staff during moments of acute or long term crisis.

Other Information

Full - Time



General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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