Brookwood Baptist Health System

Birmingham, AL


Patricia Pruitt

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ACPE Certified Clinical Pastoral Educator 

Brookwood Baptist Health System is dedicated to improving the overall well-being of our community by executing our mission: To extend the healing ministry of Christ through holistic, people-Centered health care. We continuously work to elevate our standard of service and devotion to the people of central Alabama. We demonstrate our values through our daily work as we serve the community of individuals for whom we care and each other. We believe that the embodiment of our core values: Integrity, Service, Quality, Transparency, and Innovation accurately reflects our passion to give patients superior care through services, education, and performance. If you feel that your skills and compassion fit with our vision for healthcare, we invite you to apply today.  Our CPE Program operates out of The Ingalls Center of Pastoral Ministries and is accredited for Level I, Level II, and Supervisory training by ACPE.

This Position reports directly to the Executive Director of Chaplaincy and CPE and is responsible for the supervision of Chaplain Interns and Chaplain Residents. 

Job Requirements

Works with the Executive Director of Chaplaincy and CPE to:
  • Design, develop, implement and continuously review CPE programs which are consistent with the standards established by ACPE 
  • Supervise CPE Interns (summer and extended), CPE Residents, and CECs.
  • Administrate Admissions and Programs
  • Recruit, screen, and invite students who are appropriate candidates for our CPE programs 
  • Work with the Executive Director and System Directors of Pastoral Care in the placement of CPE students
  • Support Professional Advisory Committee
  • Work with Executive Director to keep Accreditation Portfolio current and in compliance with the Standards of ACPE
  • Participate in continuous improvement to meet Standards and prepare for periodic Accreditation Reviews
Required qualifications:
  • A Master of Divinity Degree from an Accredited Institution accepted by ACPE
  • Certified as an ACPE Educator 
  • Ordination and endorsement by an established denominational body

Required Skills
  • Requires experience working in a healthcare setting, critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action

Minimum Work Experience
  • Three (3) years of chaplaincy experience. 
  • One (1) year of experience as an ACPE Educator.

Brookwood Baptist Health System is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

If interested please call Ms. Patricia Pruitt at: 205-783-3493 or email