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Application Process

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Applicants without prior CPE, please complete the standard ACPE CPE application and the essays on the first page of the application.

  • Please email your completed CPE application, signing both pages, and essays to the Certified CPE Educator (Teleso or Bryan) at the location you wish to apply.
  • Please mail a $35 application fee, payable to Providence St Joseph Medical Center, to the address of the same Certified CPE Educator.

Applicants with prior CPE:

  • Please email your completed CPE application and essays to the Certified CPE Educator (Teleso or Bryan) at the location you wish to apply.
  • Please email your Final Evaluation(s) and Final Self-Evaluation(s).
  • Please email a verbatim that demonstrates your pastoral abilities well.
  • Please mail a $35 application fee, payable to Providence St Joseph Medical Center, to the address of the same Certified CPE Educator.

Program Expectations

The CPE resident is expected to:

  • Actively participate in all aspects of the clinical pastoral education program.
  • Actively participate in all aspects of your Spiritual Care Department.
  • Collaborate collegially with CPE peers, staff chaplains, clinical floor staff, and managers/administrators to provide spiritual care to patients, families and staff.
  • Participate actively in on-call on weekends and holidays, including scheduling.
  • Complete reading and written assignments such as verbatim reports, reflection papers, evaluations of each CPE unit and other assignments as required.
  • Participate in a mid-year consultation process to move to Level II CPE.

Benefits

  • Annual stipend of $33,000 subject to federal and/or other taxes.
  • Ability to enroll in the Providence Health Insurance Plan at the same rate as other employees, Paid Time Off, and earned Extended Illness Benefit.
  • Chaplain residents are considered temporary Providence employees. The position ends after one year and one day.

Costs

  • Application fee: $35.
  • Non-refundable down payment fee at acceptance: $200.
  • Tuition: $500 per unit of CPE residency (less down payment) is due the first day of the unit.