UofL Physicians

  • Chaplain Resident, Chaplaincy, University of Louisville Hospital, Days, Full Time

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    7005- CHAPLAINCY
  • Overview

    The Chaplain Resident position is a limited, educational position in which the resident will learn by providing intensive and extensive spiritual care and counseling under clinical supervision to patients and their families as well as to hospital staff. The clinical and educational experiences during the residency program are designed to prepare residents for board-certification as a professional chaplain.



    The application process is twofold: educational application and employment application. For the educational application, email your complete ACPE application directly to Les Small Stokes (lesmals@ulh.edu), including all previous self and supervisory evaluations and at least one good verbatim. Applications can be found at ACPE.edu. The deadline for all applications is Oct 31, 2018. Interviews will only be scheduled with those applicants with complete applications who are qualified and who are seriously being considered for a residency position. The interview process has two phases: 1.) applicants meet for an initial interview with the CPE faculty; 2.) applicants who are promising candidates for a residency position will be invited back for a group interview with current University Hospital employees, including but not necessarily limited to staff chaplains. All applicants who are being considered as candidates for residency positions must interview in person with certified educators and other staff members of University of Louisville Hospital.




    1. Participates with staff chaplains in a clinical rotation that provides 24/7 spiritual care coverage within the hospital, working all shifts.


    2. Assesses the spiritual needs and resources of patients, their families, and staff in his or her care.


    3. Designs and implements spiritual care interventions for patients, their families, and staff based on assessment and with cultural sensitivity.


    4. Documents assessment, interventions, and outcomes in the patient record.


    5. Participates actively as a member of the interdisciplinary team.


    6. Co-ordinates spiritual care for patients and their families in collaboration with staff chaplains and clergy and spiritual leaders in the community.


    7. Utilizes the clinical method of learning through reflective reporting of clinical work and through self-evaluation.


    8. Utilizes a range of skills in his or her clinical work, including listening/attending, empathic reflection, conflict resolution/confrontation, crisis management, and appropriate use of spiritual/religious resources.


    9. Responds to ethical dilemmas of persons in his or her care or of staff as requested and/or as appropriate.


    10. Makes referrals to members of the interdisciplinary team and/or to spiritual care providers in the community based on assessment and as appropriate.


    11. Participates actively in all aspects of the educational program, including but not limited to group and individual supervision, assigned readings, reflective writing, and interdisciplinary learning activities.


    12. Participates in the clinical orientation of chaplain interns.


    13. Submits regularly reports of his or her clinical work as required by the residency curriculum and departmental policies.


    14. Performs other duties as assigned.


    Master of Divinity or equivalent degree and one successfully completed previous unit of CPE


    Pastoral experience in a healthcare setting preferred




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