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Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Bioethics Fellowship
DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
LOCATION: Children's Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
CONTACT: Joan Henriksen
TELEPHONE: 612-813-6172

Bioethics fellowship; 1 years pediatrics, 1 year adults with both a Clinical and Research focus.

About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota’s only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit

Position Summary

Ethics training involves developing the ability to effectively provide consultation on serious, sensitive, complex, and/or health-related matters effecting children, while working as a contributing member of the healthcare team.

The successful candidate would be expected to become knowledgeable in pediatric bioethical issues such as the role of ethics committees, ethics consultations, futility and moral distress, end-of-life decisions, research ethics, etc.

The training program will consist of 24 months of rotations divided between Pediatric and Adult inpatient healthcare facilities. The pediatric rotation will consist of:

Rounding – follow for 4 months; solo for 5 months
Attending all ethics committees and subcommittee meetings
Staff meeting participation
Shadow on consultation, possible supervised consults
Scholarly project with 2 articles submitted to professional journals; 1 each year

PhD, MD or Terminal degree in Social Work, Nursing, Public Health, Psychiatry, Bioethics, Philosophy or related area.
Able to attain Children’s ethics credentials.
License/Certification/Registration required? No
Education Terminal degree in a related area.
Experience – N/A

EMR: Cerner
Children’s Professional policies, including “Zero Tolerance” and “Dress Code”
Adherence to Attendance guidelines of Children’s and department
Understands organizational aspects of Children’s ethics team
Strong background in Clinical Ethics and/or Ethics Consultations
Effective communication with children and families/caregivers
Effective verbal and written communication with other healthcare professionals in primary hospital and specialty children’s care
Appreciation of appropriate skills mix for ethics consultations in children of different ages, abilities, and social and educational needs

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children’s requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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