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Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018
JOB TITLE: Directorship in Professionalism and Comfort Care
DEADLINE: Friday, November 30th, 2018
LOCATION: Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States
CONTACT: Phyllis Beemsterboer, EdD, FACD
TELEPHONE: 503-494-8515
Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a director for the Professionalism and Comfort Care Program at the Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to lead innovations in professionalism, ethics and approaches to end-of-life ethical issues. This position is at the 50% level and requires that the individual have FTE in other clinical entities. The successful candidate would be an MD with a masters or doctorate in bioethics and board certified in palliative care.

The position includes duties in areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. The time allocation shown below relates specifically to the 0.5 FTE directorship responsibilities only. This position reports to the Center for Ethics in Health Care, Director.

• Responsibilities include guiding and supporting the development of teaching about professionalism and ethics with students and trainees of selected OHSU schools and programs and to health care professionals in Oregon and nationally.
• Specific responsibilities will include teaching curricula on professionalism and comfort care to be included in selected OHSU schools and program courses including curriculum for the Living with Life-Threatening Illness course for medical students. The individual will also participate in teaching at other Center events such as Bioethics Study Group, and Senior Clinicians’ Seminar.
• Facilitate the planning of regional palliative care and ethics conferences.

• Scholarly activities related to professionalism and ethical issues on topics such as suffering.
• Assist in the translation of theory and research into practical usefulness in policy and patient care.
• Publish and share research findings with the broader community by submitting and presenting abstracts and papers for publication and at local, regional, and national meetings.

• This individual will serve on the Executive Committee of the Center for Ethics in Health Care with the title of Associate Director and will participate in key fund raising activities for the Center and other organizational activities.

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