Director, Pastoral Care, Pastoral Care Team, Full Time, Days, Wilmington, Delaware
Nemours is seeking a Director of Pastoral Care to join our Pastoral Care team in Wilmington, DE.
As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all
children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than
280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in
Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier
tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing
research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we
make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware
Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive
and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. In October, we
will complete a multi-phase hospital expansion that will include new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive
Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more
children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships
with health and hospital systems.
This position is responsible for: Managing the operations of the Pastoral Care Department, overseeing
and supervising the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program including maintenance of standards for
accreditation, and developing additional programs to assist patients, families and staff. Providing direct
Pastoral Care services to all patients and staff of the hospital as needed to complement the work of other
Pastoral Care staff.
Manage the daily operations of the Pastoral Care department
Maintain Pastoral Care Policies and Procedures
Provide Spiritual comfort to patients and families by visiting patients on a regular basis offering
pastoral counseling, religious rituals, and referrals to community religious resources as
Coordinate all aspects of CPE program and supervise CPE interns and residents.
Maintain College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) accreditation for CPE
Provide spiritual support to all clinical providers in the hospital
Manage resources in the department
Serve as an active member of medical teams
Be a member of the hospital Ethics Committee and participate in ethical consults as requested.
Arrange or provide regular ecumenical services in the chapel.
Exhibits effective time management and organization skills.
Motivates staff and provides a positive work environment.
Gives and accepts feedback.
Acts as a change agent within the division and organization.
Manages resources prudently.
Works with assigned process improvement teams throughout the hospital.
Knowledgeable regarding hospital policies and services.
Recognizes the importance of process in any change effort.
Maintains the highest standard of ethical conduct consistent with the appropriate professional
code of ethics.
Education and Training:
Masters level degree in Divinity, Pastoral Counseling, or other appropriate discipline.
A minimum of four units of CPE training in an accredited program.
Certified by a National Pastoral Care Association.
CPE Supervisor or Supervisor in Training in the College of Pastoral Supervision and
Minimum 3 - 5 years job related experience.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list
of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits including
our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program,
opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours is
committed to focusing on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
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