Ethicist, Clinical Ethics Service

Країна: Канада;

Місто: Vancouver

Додана: 25.10.2017

Роботодавець: Provincial Health Services Authority

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For consultants;

Дедлайн подачі: 30.11.2017



Reporting to the Director, Ethics Services, the Ethicist is responsible for facilitating and supporting the functions of a comprehensive clinical ethics program for PHSA. Responsibilities include ethics consultation and support; assistance in the development and review of organizational policies; and guidance in ethical decision-making on clinical, research and organizational ethics issues. The Ethicist builds organizational capacity for sound ethical decisions-making through educational initiatives by engaging physicians, trainees and staff in appropriate forums and through participation on internal and external committees and task groups.
Key Accountabilities:
• Promotes awareness by PHSA staff, physicians, trainees, patients/clients and their families regarding accessibility of clinical and organization ethics services. Facilitates the accessibility of service ethics information through the creation of community tools such as intranet/internet based ethics resources. Provides staff support and ethics expertise to PHSA Agencies’ clinical ethics committee(s) and task groups.
• Provides consultation to patients and their families and professional staff on ethical, legal and policy issues and concerns stemming from clinical interactions between health care professionals and patients.
• Provides expertise to the agency on moral frameworks, analysis, decision-making and resolution, and educational and case review activities.
• Supports policy development and analysis activities, including the review of organization policies affecting patients, clients and families and caregivers.
• Conducts independent research and writing in the field of ethics. Provides guidance and assistance to health care professionals who wish to include an ethics component in their research and writing.
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Ethics or other related discipline plus two (2) years recent related experience in a clinical setting including previous research and writing in the area of clinical ethics.
Demonstrated initiative and leadership skills in the management of ethical issues, policy development, review and implementation in a diverse environment. Advanced communication, problem-solving and mediation skills. Expert analytical, conflict resolution and information sharing abilities. Awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity. Ability to work successfully in a team setting. Effective presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver education programs and materials. Ability to develop, prioritize and accomplish objectives. Ability to plan and organize workload activity. Demonstrated ability to productive use work processing, spreadsheet, database, project management and presentation software applications.
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information please contact Linda Hand, Lead Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7216 or email
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