ACPE CPE Year-Long Residency Program
Residency Program Information
Presbyterian Hospital has a long history of providing spiritual care to its patients and staff. Our CPE students are well integrated into the healthcare team. Board Certified Chaplains provide mentoring and help in becoming oriented to the nursing units to which the residents are assigned.
Salaries are provided and individuals in these positions are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO) and participation in the Presbyterian Health Plan.
Curriculum for Year-long Residency
- Fall Curriculum - Pastoral Care and Conversation
- Winter Curriculum - Grief and Loss
- Spring Curriculum - Human Personality Development and Family Systems
- Summer Curriculum - Pastoral Leadership and Biomedical Ethics
Clinical Ministries Available
Placements are available at Presbyterian Hospital and Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital
A regional treatment center with 450 beds. The following are the assigned clinical areas for Presbyterian Hospital:
- Women and Children
- Critical Care
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The third and sixth floors of Presbyterian Hospital house the women and children services. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the CPE resident provides pastoral care to the patients, families and staff of the pre-partum and post-partum floors, Labor and Delivery, the Neonatal Intensive Care and Extended Care Units, Pediatrics, and the Pediatric ICU.
The CPE resident is a valued member of an interdisciplinary heart health care team (physicians, nurses), making a unique contribution to the comprehensive quality of heart patient care. One of Presbyterian's Values is "The Totality of Health: body, mind and spirit." Presbyterian's Heart Program embodies this value by virtue of its interdisciplinary team, and by virtue of integrating spirituality into patient care, both wellness and healing. Both medical and surgical cardiac patients and their families are included in this assignment. The CPE resident will work with patients, families, and staff in a variety of settings.
The CPE resident has a unique opportunity to provide crisis ministry in a variety of settings, including a Level 2 Emergency Room (ER) and Intensive Care Units. In these settings, the CPE resident provides pastoral care to patients and families as they experience medical care crisis due to unanticipated health deterioration (heart attack, stroke, etc.), acts of violence, accidents, and end of life decisions. Additionally the CPE resident supports the staff serving the critical care units.
The fourth floors of Presbyterian Hospital serve a variety of medical/surgical patients, including kidney transplant, oncology, orthopedic (joint replacement), and general surgery patients and their families. The interdisciplinary team looks to the CPE resident to provide emotional and spiritual support to the patients, families and staff.
Kaseman Hospital is an acute care, community hospital with 100 beds. It has the third largest emergency room in the state. In addition it has a skilled nursing unit, an intensive care unit and a medical/surgical unit.