Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC


John Oliver

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Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, has an excellent opportunity for a ACPE Certified Educator to join our diverse team of four CPE faculty members and seven clinical chaplains to provide and administer a full ministry of pastoral care, counseling, and spiritual support to patients, families, and staff.  

In this role, you will:
  • Assist the director in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all accredited levels of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Coordinate all aspects of recruitment/admissions or curriculum development/program evaluation for all accredited levels of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Provide instruction and supervision for the Chaplain interns and residents, and Chaplain Fellows in Supervisory CPE. 
  • Coordinate with other teaching hospitals in North Carolina in the planning and implementation of an ongoing supervisory colloquium for Chaplain Fellows engaged in Supervisory CPE.

In addition to a Master of Divinity (or equivalent), crisis intervention skills and the ability to provide pastoral care and spiritual support in a high stress environment, ideal candidates will have:
  • ACPE Certification
  • One year of pastoral experience in church or institution and two years’ experience as Associate Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, supervising and teaching Chaplain interns and residents
  • Eligible for 'Board Certified Chaplain' by the Association of Professional Chaplains
  • Certified as Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
  • Ordained or commissioned by one's faith group or denomination
  • Denominational endorsement as 'Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor’
  • Ecclesiastical Letter of Endorsement for hospital chaplaincy and CPE supervision

Living in Raleigh/Durham
In addition to an excellent compensation and benefits package, U.S. News & World Report named Raleigh/Durham a Top 10 Best Place to Live.  Here you will find friendly, diverse, and educated people who enjoy dining out in local restaurants and gathering over craft beers.  The family-friendly Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) also has an abundance of beautiful green spaces and a growing art and music scene.

If you would like to learn more about this position, please email John Oliver at John.Oliver@duke.edu or apply online.