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Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2018
JOB TITLE: Clinical Ethics Fellowship
DEADLINE: Friday, April 20th, 2018
LOCATION: Sutter Health, CPMC
San Francisco, CA, United States
CONTACT: Ruchika Mishra, PhD

Clinical Ethics Fellowship
Duration: 1 year
Start date: September 2018

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the search will continue until a candidate has been identified for the position.

Objective: Sutter Health Bay Area’s Program in Medicine and Human Values (PMHV) based at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), San Francisco, CA, offers an exciting opportunity for a clinical ethics fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to provide an intensive practical training in clinical ethics consultation in a large community hospital with a diverse multi-cultural patient population. The focus of this fellowship is to train fellows with the skills and experience required for clinical ethics consultation in a health care setting. This fellowship program is the ideal training opportunity to acquire skills required in a clinical ethicist/ethics consultant and covers the ASBH’s Core Competencies for Healthcare Ethics Consultations. It is expected that by the completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to proficiently conduct clinical ethics consultations. The candidate is expected to have a solid academic knowledge of bioethics coming into the fellowship, as this program is not intended to be an academic exposure to bioethics.

Program: The Clinical Ethics Fellow will work under the supervision of the Senior Bioethicist. The Clinical Ethics Fellowship includes the following components:

a. Clinical Ethics Consultation
b. Clinical Ethics Documentation
c. Discussion of clinical ethics issues as they arise in the course of an active clinical case
d. Participation in Clinical Ethics Rounds
e. Participation in the Medical Center’s Ethics Committee
f. Participation in the Program’s education and teaching activities at the Medical Center
g. Assist with Policy development
h. Participation in monthly Journal Club
i. Opportunity to observe the functioning of other Sutter Bay Area hospitals’ ethics committees
j. Completion of a research project under the guidance of the Program’s Fellowship Advisory Committee.

Requirements: Candidates are required to have an advanced degree in Bioethics or Health Care Ethics, preferably a Doctorate or a Master’s degree.

Application Process: Please submit the following to Dr. Ruchika Mishra, Senior Bioethicist, at
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum vitae
• A statement explaining your interest in the fellowship and why you should be considered. This statement should also include your academic and research interests and the area in which you may wish to pursue your research project during the course of your fellowship. Statement must not exceed 750 words.

Compensation: A competitive salary with excellent benefits will be offered for this position. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

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