Director - Network Pastoral Care

St Luke's Hospital Of Chesterfield MO Chesterfield , MO 63005

Posted 3 months ago


Under the direct supervision of the Vice President and Executive Director of Network Development, Marketing and Community Affairs, responsible for the overall operation of the Pastoral Care Department, and Clinical Pastoral Care Education throughout the network. This responsibility includes coordination of the ministry of pastoral care for the network to include St.

Luke's Hospital, St.

Luke's Des Peres Hospital, Surrey Place, St.

Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital, and other locations through pastoral visitation and the provision of liturgical and sacramental services to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of patients, their loved ones, and St.

Luke's team members. Leads, directs and manages all facility pastoral care and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) activities to include staffing, equipment, processes and operating procedures, and pastoral relationships in the community in a reliable manner to provide services to team members, patients and visitors.

Principle Accountabilities: % of Time Spent
1.Plans, directs, and controls activities for the overall operation of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Care Education for the St.

Luke's Network. 20%
2.Establishes and maintains short and long term operating objectives. Develops and administers departmental, operational and capital budgets. 10%
3.Establishes and nurtures relationships across all locations of our healthcare ministry, the hospital community of the region, with our Church Sponsors and the larger religious community. 15%
4.Establishes departmental policies consistent with Hospital policies. Ensures that approved hospital-wide policies, procedures, and objectives are clearly understood and effectively applied within the department. 10%
5.Ensures that the organizational structure of the department is efficiently planned and adequately and competently staffed. 5%
6.Develops and trains personnel within the departments. Reviews and appraises performance of departmental management staff. 10%
7.Serves as a key liaison between SLH and SLDPH for Pastoral Care and CPE Operations, providing direction, decision making, process implementation and communications of plans, programs and initiatives. Coordinates information between team members and indirect leaders, establishing processes for ongoing network process integration. 10%
8.Serves on hospital wide committees as related to the operation of the department. 5%
9.Provides spiritual care, liturgical and sacramental services to meet the religious and/or spiritual needs of patients, their loved ones, and St.

Luke's team members. Participates in 24/7 on-call responsibilities on weekdays, weekends, and holidays as needed. 10%
10. Performs other duties as assigned. 5%

Total 100%


Educational requirements include completion of a graduate degree in theological education, such as a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies or Theology, from a seminary accredited by the American Association of Theological Schools. Doctor of Ministry (D.

Min.) highly preferred. Proof of ordination, good standing and endorsement by a religious faith group, ordinarily Presbyterian Church USA or Episcopal Church USA required.


Minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education, board certification as chaplain, and a minimum of ten years of pastoral experience required. Minimum of 10 years of leadership required. Certification

as ACPE Supervisor (ACPE, Inc.) preferred.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain pastoral care relationships and competently care for individuals in their specific age groups, including neonate/infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric; work in situations of high stress and emotional conflict; receive and maintain personal and professional confidences.

Working Conditions

Works in various areas of St.

Luke's network of healthcare services.

The Network Director of Pastoral Care is required to sit occasionally and walk frequently when performing job duties. Uses computer, telephone, pager, DVD's, and CD's frequently. Employee may need to lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) load occasionally.

Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead. Employee may occasionally be required to do simple grasping and pushing/pulling.

(Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)

The most significant of duties are included, but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.

Job Relationships:

Takes direction from and supervised by: Vice President and Executive Director of Network Development, Marketing and Community Affairs

Works in coordination with: Leadership Team of St.

Luke's Hospital and network of care, Hospital Chaplains, Clinical Pastoral Care Education Instructor, Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain Residents, and Department's Administrative Assistant



Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St.

Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.

Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.


As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized services.


Human Dignity

We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.


We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.


We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.


We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement.


We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.

FACES - Friendly

  • Available

  • Caring

  • Efficient

  • Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.

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Director - Network Pastoral Care

St Luke's Hospital Of Chesterfield MO