Posted: Monday, February 10th, 2020
At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical break throughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Ethics Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Clinical Ethicist will be responsible for:
Providing formal and informal ethics consultations, organizing and participating in clinical ethics rounds, and collaborating with clinical teams, patients and families, managers, and consultants to address ethical issues in pediatric health care and research.
Developing ethics resources and education for the Ethics Advisory Committee, organizational ethics initiatives, ethics scholars/fellows, residents and other students, staff, and patients and families at the Hospital, and serving as a facilitator for change directed toward strengthening the hospital’s moral community.
Participating in development and review of hospital policies involving ethical considerations.
Remaining current in the fields of bioethics, health law, philosophy, and religious ethics.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles and concepts typically acquired through completion of a graduate degree in ethics, bioethics, or moral philosophy.
A working knowledge of health care and hospitals or clinical degree in a health professional field.
Relevant experience in clinical care and/or bioethics. Strong preference for five or more years of experience in clinical bioethics, preferably in hospitals or health delivery systems. Preference for nurse, physician, psychosocial provider or other health care professional; health care experience or relevant bioethics fellowship experience may be counted toward preferred bioethics experience.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills in order to mediate moral disagreements or concerns and develop consensus, compromises, or other ethically acceptable resolutions.
Sensitivity in speaking with parents, patients, staff and others in stressful circumstances, in discussing ethical decisions regarding life support, dying and death, disclosure of bad news, participation in research, organ donation and transplantation, and other matters often involving potential conflicts of interests and values.
Demonstrated ability in multidisciplinary collaboration and the ability to initiate, prioritize, and manage multiple projects, working across departmental lines of authority and accountability and under pressure to meet deadlines.
As a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital ethics staff, the Clinical Ethicist will join a collegial bioethics community based at the Harvard Center for Bioethics. There are opportunities for continuing professional education and collaboration with colleagues at other Boston area health care institutions.
Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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