Director, Pastoral Care Team - Full Time (days) - Wilmington, DE

  • 25 Jul 2016 9:59 AM
    Message # 4154546
    Krista Argiropolis (Administrator)

    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.


    Main Responsibilities:   

     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.

    Additional Requirements:

     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

    Psychotherapy (CPSP).

     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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