The Bioethicist under the supervision of the Program Director will provide ethics expertise to designated hospitals in Sutter Health Bay Area. Using the PMHV standardized case consultation model the bioethicist will offer guidance to patients, their families, and professional staff on ethical, legal and policy issues and concerns stemming from clinical interactions between health care professionals and patients. This position will support the Ethics Committees of designated hospitals by receiving and coordinating all requests for ethics consultations, executing consultations and following up with cases after referral. The Bioethicist will be responsible for educating and training the hospital ethics committees of designated hospitals and providing guidance pertaining to policy formulation. The Bioethicist will participate in regular ethics rounds in designated hospitals and lecture at appropriate Sutter Health Bay Area educational events. This position requires travel between hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Please apply online:
Education: A terminal degree (MD, PhD, JD) with advanced education in bioethics or related field is required. Clinical ethics fellowship of at least one year at a recognize bioethics program or equivalent clinical experience is required.
Knowledge: Must possess knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of health care ethics consultation, ethics program development, and bioethics education. Should have knowledge of biomedical ethics terms and literature, professional standards, and case analysis; Knowledge of Joint Commission guidelines; Basic understanding of medical terminology. Knowledge of California health care law desired.
Experience: Experience with clinical ethics consultation, bioethics education and interdisciplinary collaboration. Experience in a health care setting with patient care, ethics education, ethics committee operations, and complex case reviews.
Internal Number: 1724123
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Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system in Northern California, headquartered in Sacramento.