About the job
Clinical Pastoral Education is an interfaith, professional education program, which brings people into a supervised setting where they encounter people in need of care. Through extensive and intensive engagement with people in crisis, and reflection with peers and teachers, chaplain interns develop awareness of how their personhood influences the care they provide. Chaplain interns develop relational skills of spiritual assessment and the appropriate interventions that help them address the hopes, needs and resources of people in their care.
This Fall, extended CPE internship goes from Sept 6, 2022 – Dec 16, 2022 with 100 hours of classroom education and 300 hours of spiritual care practice in the clinical setting. A majority of an interns hours take place Monday through Friday. PIH Health Whittier Hospital requires interns to offer spiritual care on several Saturdays or Sundays throughout the internship. None of the PIH Hospitals require overnight on-calls.
CPE Interns are not required to visit COVID+ patients. All interns will be trained in how to appropriately wear PPE for their safety and the safety of our patients.