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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Educator

Apply Now Hospital Name PIH Health Whittier Hospital Location Whittier, California Job Type Full-Time/Regular Job ID 18920-977 Date posted 04/13/2023

This position is responsible for designing curriculum, recruiting and screening prospective students, and working with the CPE Professional Advisory Group to oversee daily operation of the program. Maintain programs, policies, and procedures for the CPE center in accordance with standards set forth by accrediting body Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE), as well as goals and objectives, in collaboration with the Department Director and/or Manager for CPE. Provide quality education, training, and ongoing supervision for chaplain interns and/or residents, as appropriate for the hospital. Collaborate with Manager of Spiritual Care and, or staff chaplain(s) to assign student clinical units and provide effective spiritual care coverage. Serve as a liaison to local seminaries, ordained persons and others concerning CPE.  Participate in the broader life of ACPE through National and Community of Practice events. 

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3.7 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Downey Hospital, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, PIH Health Whittier Hospital, 35 outpatient medical office buildings, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care and patient experience, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has identified PIH Health as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. PIH Health is also certified as a Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Required Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of the CPE process
  • Teaching and supervisory skills
  • Effective leadership and organizational skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal competence working with a diverse group
  • Team building and facilitator skills
  • Computer and presentation skills
  • Strong communication and spiritual care skills
  • Strong life-long learning posture, commitment to professional growth

Required Experience


  • Master of Divinity or equivalent degree from a CHEA accredited institution
  • Certification as an ACPE Certified Educator or Certified Associate Educator
  • Denominational Ordination/Commission and Endorsement
  • Experience in CPE curriculum development
  • Full knowledge and understanding of the standards and outcomes expected by ACPE
  • 2 or more years work as a staff chaplain in an acute care setting
  • Experience in teaching at least 5 units of CPE


  • ACPE National Faculty certification
  • Spanish speaking
  • Experience maintaining ACPE accreditation requirements
  • Board Certified Chaplain

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