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Pastoral Care Residency

ACPE Accredited 2014-2015 Clinical Pastoral Education Residency

HealthONE Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO, offers four one-year Level I/II CPE residency positions beginning August 18, 2014 — August 29, 2015 (54 weeks).


Residency Requirements & Description

Applicants are ordinarily required to have completed one previous Level I CPE unit by the time they apply, and a completed graduate level theological degree (M.Div. or equivalency) by the beginning of residency. Fluency in speaking, understanding, writing and reading English 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 2015. 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 368-bed Level I Trauma Center and Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center with eight recognized centers of excellence:

  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Orthopedics
  • Spine Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Trauma Services and Women’s & Children’s
  • Neurosciences and the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI)

Our CPE program and hospital staff are invested in your pastoral formation & practice.


About Swedish Medical Center

Located in south Denver in Englewood, Colorado, Swedish Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a rich history of over100 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

Chaplaincy contexts include Emergency/Trauma Services, Multi-Trauma, Critical Care, Cardiac Care, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Women’s & Children’s Services, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, Pediatrics/PICU, Oncology (Cancer Services), Surgery Services, the Colorado Neurological Institute Brain Tumor Program, and involvement with Clinical Ethics, Palliative Comfort Care, Organ/Tissue Donation, No One Dies Alone and other hospital committees. The stipend is $32,000 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).


Residency Contact

Please send 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: Dean.Dyk@HealthONEcares.com

Please submit a current (updated from your original application) ACPE completed application (available at www.acpe.edu), including previous self and supervisory final evaluations.

Learn More About Pastoral Care at Swedish


Accredited By

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4635
Telephone: (404) 320-1472
Fax: (404) 320-0849
Web: www.acpe.edu