Educator Clinical Pastoral Education

Houston Methodist

Posted 1 year ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Days
Education Level: MSN
Certificates: Not Stated
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Compensation: NA

Educator Clinical Pastoral Education

Job Ref # 38080





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Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 I-45
The Woodlands, TX 77385

Category: Professional

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary

The Educator Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is responsible for working with management on the development and  implementation of curriculum for the four CPE programs, facilitating and teaching CPE courses, and ensuring content and deliverables continue to satisfy requirements necessary to maintain accreditation by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).  Provides clinical supervision to CPE students (Residents, Interns, Student Educators) as they provide spiritual care to meet the spiritual, religious, emotional, and psychological needs of patients, families, and employees.


Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.


Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

Focuses on patient/customer safety
Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 30 %

Fosters and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that helps to achieve optimal results.  Promotes a supportive and positive environment for Houston Methodist CPE students, collaborating and communicating in a non-judgmental manner. Assists leadership in carrying out Houston Methodist mission, vision and values.   (EF)
Provides group and individual supervision and mentoring of CPE students as they provide spiritual care support to patients, family members, and employees on assigned clinical units, when on call, when participating in patient rounds, discharge planning, support groups, sacred story groups and other multidisciplinary teams. (EF)       

SERVICE - 20 %

Coordinates 24 hour on call coverage by the CPE students to ensure balance and meeting the needs of spiritual care coverage while also facilitating the learning of students. (EF)
Assists in the planning and implementation of department services and functions in conjunction with other department members.  (EF)        
Participates in the CPE admissions process and, in cooperation with the Manager, makes the final selection of students for the respective CPE programs. (EF)


Teaches and facilitates the various CPE units/courses.  Prepares and leads seminars in pastoral care for CPE students.  (EF)
Consults with physicians, clinical management, hospital leadership and staff to assess quality and safety of services provided by CPE students.  Identifies opportunities for corrective action and improvement, providing recommendations, contributing to achievement of hospital and department targets for quality and safety.  (EF)
Assists the Manager in maintaining the ACPE accreditation of the CPE programs. Assists with curriculum development for the CPE programs. (EF) 
Educates and develops students training to become ACPE certified Educator, supervising performance during fulfillment of activities and job duties required for certification.
Ensures the accuracy and thoroughness of documentation performed by students in patient records. (EF)

FINANCE - 10 %

Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently, demonstrating responsible financial stewardship.  Manages own time effectively and prioritizes work to achieve maximum results in a timely manner.


Participates in and may plan and lead various department and/or hospital-wide activities
Assists with special projects and serves on various hospital committees as identified.
Seeks opportunities to expand competencies in facilitation/teaching skills with a focus on continual development.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


Master’s degree in theological studies from an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or equivalency approved by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or Cognate (ACPE, CASC, NACC, NAJC), or ACCA or NAVAC


No additional experience required above that needed to meet certification requirements


Ordination or commissioned to function by an appropriate religious authority
ACPE Certified Educator (previously titled Supervisor) or ACPE Certified Associate Educator (previously titled Associate Supervisor) by Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
Prefer Board Certified Chaplain (BCC)


Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.

Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
Ability to function as an educator at a post graduate level
Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates various computer systems to enter and maintain CPE records
Ability to work independently; capable of effectively handling challenging / difficult interactions,patient care situations; demonstrates sound judgment and executes above average communication skills
Exhibits excellent interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team
Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving


Work Attire                              Yes/No

Uniform                                   No

Scrubs                                     No      

Business professional             Yes

Other (dept approved)            No

On-Call*                                    No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.



May require travel within        Yes

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside     No

of Houston Metropolitan area            

**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Work Environment                             

Time Spent Inside: 100%

Time Spent Outside: 0%

General                                   Yes/No


- General                                 Yes

- Depth Perception                  No

- Color Perception                   No

Smelling                                  No

Hearing/Listening                    Yes

Speaking Clearly

- Simple                                   Yes

- Complex                               Yes

- English                                  Yes

- Foreign Language    No


- Hand                                     No

- Finger                                    No

- Dexterity                               No

- Sensitivity (Heat, texture, etc.)  No


Environmental Conditions

Extreme Cold                          No

Extreme Heat                         No

Noise                                       No

Dust                                         No

Fumes/Odors                          No

Confined Spaces                    No

High Places                             No

Remote or Isolated Areas       No

Physical Hazards including    

  Magnetic and Radiation       No

Hazardous Chemicals            No

Infectious Diseases/

  Bloodborne Pathogens         No

Mechanical Equipment           No

Electronic Equipment             No

Pressurized Equipment           No

Note any special equipment used in this job requiring physical demand or special skill:____________________________­­­

Equipment Used      Yes/No

Keyboard                 Yes

Computer                 Yes

Telephone                Yes

TV Monitor               Yes

Mechanical Equip.   No

Mobile Equip.

- Non Motorized       No

- Motorized               No

Physical Activities   Yes/No                 Frequency

Sitting                       Yes                       Occasionally < 33%           

Standing                   Yes                       Frequently 33% - 66%      

Twisting                    No                        N/A   

Bending                    No                        N/A      

Stooping                   No                        N/A      

Squatting                  No                        N/A      

Kneeling                   No                        N/A      

Pushing/Pulling        No                        N/A         


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Does the job require lifting weight? No

Weight                Distance                   Frequency

01 - 10 lbs.         N/A                           N/A      

10 - 25 lbs.         N/A                           N/A      

25 - 50 lbs.         N/A                           N/A      

over 50 lbs.        N/A                           N/A      

Mobility               Yes/No                     Frequency      

Walk                   Yes                           Frequently 33% - 66%      

Run                    No                            N/A      


- Stairs                No                            N/A      

- Ladders            No                            N/A      

- Inclines             No                            N/A      

- Objects/Equip. No                            N/A      

Crawl                  No                            N/A      

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Houston Methodist The Woodlands opened on June 26, 2017 as the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system. This new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot, full-service, acute care hospital offers many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Also on the $380 million hospital campus, located at the intersection of I-45 and TX 242, is a medical office building, which opened in March 2016. Medical Office Building 1 includes a breast care center, cancer center & infusion center, orthopedics & sports medicine, rehabilitation services, wellness services, and an outpatient laboratory in addition to multi-specialty physician practices. A second medical office building and 785-car parking garage will open in 2018.


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