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Posted: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Medical Bioethics Director

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Kaiser Permanente

Downey, California, United States

Christina Yap
The Medical Ethicist will serve as an expert in health care ethics and contribute to a wide array of activities in collaboration with others (e.g., Bioethics Committee).Essential Functions:• Advisor and co-chair of Kaiser Permanente Bioethics committee, directs and expands the Kaiser Permanente Bioethics program• Responds to individual and organizational cases and issues• Conducts individual ethics case reviews and facilitate team consultations• Analyzes and improve consultation methods and approaches• Reviews policies and development as it relates to patient rights and Bioethics• Assures compliance with accreditation and agency standards pertaining to clinical ethics and patient rights• Function in Bioethics consultation and education to staff (hospital and medical center), clinical trainees/Fellows/interns, members, professional community and community at large• Provides advice, guidance and education regarding end of life care to providers and staff• Works with health care providers at the bedside to provide high quality and sensitive consultation to patients and their loved ones• Reviews patient medical charts when necessary for adherence to policies of a bioethical nature• Represents Kaiser Permanente at the Regional Committee on Bioethics and takes on projects at the Southern California Region proportionate to what other co-chairs of Kaiser Permanente have done

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