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Pastoral Care Residency

Pastoral Care Residency

ACPE Accredited 2016-2017 Clinical Pastoral Education Residency

HealthONE Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO, offers four one-year Level I/II CPE residency positions beginning August 22, 2016—August 26, 2017 (53 weeks)

Applicants are ordinarily required to have completed one previous Level I CPE unit and a completed graduate level theological degree (M.Div. or equivalency) by the beginning of the residency.  Fluency in English speaking, understanding, writing and reading is required.  Availability for an in-person interview is necessary and a current visa valid for working in a CPE residency year in the USA through August 2017.  Residents complete four units of CPE, with a significant, progressive curriculum focus from Level I towards Level II ACPE Learning Outcomes.  Apply if you are seeking clinical experience on the front line of integrated chaplaincy in a 400+ bed Level I Trauma Center and Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center with eight recognized centers of excellence:   Cancer Care,  Cardiac CareEmergency ServicesOrthopedicsSpine CareStroke CareTrauma Services and Women’s & Children’s, Neurosciences and the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI)—with a CPE program and hospital staff invested in your pastoral formation & practice. 

Located in south Denver in Englewood, Colorado, Swedish Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a rich history of more than 110 years in the Englewood community, and is the Regional Referral Center for neuro-trauma.  SMC is proud to be chosen the Quality Leader of the Year by the community we serve for multiple consecutive years. SMC was named in 5280 Magazine as the physician's choice for the best hospital in the treatment of coronary and stroke, and was chosen by National Research Corporation for the Consumers Choice Award for Colorado hospitals for 2006 and again for 2007, as the sole winner for the Denver market.  We differentiate ourselves in the community from other hospitals and healthcare providers through our Centers of Excellence.  In addition Swedish provides compassionate care, leading-edge technology and specialized expertise with many other innovative services.

Chaplaincy contexts include Emergency/Trauma Services, Multi-Trauma, Critical Care, Burn Care, Cardiac Care, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Women’s & Children’s Services, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, Pediatrics/PICU, Oncology (Cancer Services), Surgery Services, and involvement with Clinical Ethics, Palliative Comfort Care, Organ/Tissue Donation, No One Dies Alone and other hospital committees.  The stipend is $33,300 for the residency year, free tuition, with access to full-time employee benefits which include cost efficient health/dental benefits, approximately 20 days of paid time off (vacation).  Direct inquires & applications to: Rev. W. Dean Dyk, Director of Pastoral Care & Education, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO 80113; Phone: (303) 788-6233; e-mail:  Please submit a current (updated from your original application) ACPE completed application (available at, including previous self and supervisory final evaluations.

Accredited by

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

One West Court Square, Suite 325

Decatur, Georgia 30030

Telephone: (404) 320-1472

Fax: (404) 320-0849


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