This is a full-time/non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
Provide quality pastoral care in supporting the spiritual needs of patients/families/ staff and enhance identity and competency as a Chaplain Resident in clinical pastoral education/ pastoral care. Chaplain Residents are accountable to the Sr. Program Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education/ ACPE Certified Educator. This position is expected to last one year (September 2021-September 2022). This residency includes three full units of ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education and offers advanced training in clinical pastoral care.
CPE curriculum at Vanderbilt University Medical Center emphasizes pastoral relationships and integration of head and heart. CPE curriculum integrates personal history, behavioral sciences, theology, spiritual direction and professional development. Spiritual care staff, clinical specialists, professional advisory group and community members lend their experience in their areas of specialty and interest.
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REQUIREMENT(S): A theological degree at the master's level from an accredited theological school, or equivalent. One prior unit of ACPE-accredited CPE.
PREFERENCE : Master of Divinity and ordination or commission to function in ministry/ pastoral care or in the process toward ordination or commission are preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/STRENGTHS NEEDED & PHYSICAL DEMANDS Movement Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position, Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving., Walking: Moving about on foot., Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another, Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward., Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles, Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders., Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands. Sensory Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision. Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry. Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information. Environmental Conditions
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to the parameters of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, we will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential reasonable accommodations
Note: A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not employed for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.