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Posted: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Bioethicist
DEADLINE: Thursday, June 27th, 2019
LOCATION: The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is seeking a full-time Bioethicist to join our well-established, 28-year-old, clinically and academically active interdisciplinary Department of Bioethics. SickKids is affiliated with the University of Toronto, is a research-intensive hospital and a 370 bed tertiary care referral academic centre dedicated to improving children's health. As innovators in child health, SickKids aims to improve the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching.

With a staff that includes professionals from all disciplines of health care and research, SickKids provides complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing knowledge and expertise and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health care system.

This Bioethicist position will involve engagement with families, staff, researchers and trainees across the organization. The Bioethicist’s responsibilities will be within the clinical, organizational and research domains at SickKids. Areas of activities across and within these spheres will include consultation, education, committee participation, research, scholarship and policy development. Further details regarding the breadth and depth of activities of the Bioethics Department at SickKids are described in the Department’s most recent Biennial Report –

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide Bioethics consultation for clinicians, allied health professionals, researchers, administrators, patients, parents, guardians at SickKids within clinical, research and organizational domains
• Provide ethics education (e.g. Bioethics Grand Rounds, unit/departmental-based teaching) for staff and trainees
• Participate as a member of hospital committees and working groups
• Develop and review ethics related policies
• Advance scholarship and contribute to paediatric bioethics research

Key Qualifications and Skills:
• Doctorate degree in bioethics (or equivalent training)
• Post-graduate fellowship training and/or experience as a bioethicist in a health care organization
• Demonstrated experience in bioethics consultation
• Demonstrated experience in bioethics education
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of multidisciplinary staff
• Ability to mentor / supervise trainees
• Publication in Bioethics peer reviewed journals
• Experience in (1) Paediatric Bioethics and (2) health research an asset

Employment Type: Full time 1.0 FTE (5 days per week)

This position offers full benefits including health and dental coverage, vacation time, sick time, personal days, life insurance and the opportunity to participate in the SickKids Pension plan.

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