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Posted: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
JOB TITLE: Senior Clinical Ethicist – 20 hours
DEADLINE: Friday, April 13th, 2018
LOCATION: Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA, United States
CONTACT: Human Resources
The Senior Clinical Ethicist will be responsible for:
Leading consultations, organizing and participating in ethics education, and otherwise collaborating with clinical teams, patients, families, administrators, and consultants to address ethics in pediatric health care and research.
Collaborating with the Director in managing the Office of Ethics, including initiatives to update the mission & services.
Developing ethics resources for the Committee, organizational task forces, scholars/fellows, residents and other students, staff, and patients and families at the Hospital. Facilitator for change directed toward strengthening the hospital’s moral community.
Providing leadership for committees and working groups charged with development and review of program or hospital policies involving ethical considerations.
Remaining current in the fields of bioethics, health law, philosophy, and religious ethics.
Member of Hospital’s Ethics Advisory Committee and subcommittees.
Developing, Implementing, maintaining and evaluating ethics programs.
Providing leadership for other departmental and hospital-wide activities, initiatives, guidelines and policy changes.

To qualify, you must have:
Graduate degree in Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics, Theology/Religion, Law or another discipline related to clinical bioethics is required. Doctoral degree or equivalent degree. Experience in bioethics and a healthcare degree may substitute. Physician or nurse strongly desired.
5 or more years of experience in clinical bioethics, preferably in hospital or health systems.
Interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills in order to mediate situations.
Sensitivity in speaking with parents, patients, staff and others of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Work includes discussing ethical decisions regarding life support, dying and death, disclosure of bad news, participation in research, organ donation and transplantation, and other conflicts.
Demonstrated ability in multidisciplinary collaboration and the ability to initiate, prioritize, and manage multiple projects, working across departmental lines of authority under pressure.
The ability to motivate and manage employees, committee members, a volunteer staff, and consultants.
Bi-lingual a plus.

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