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The System Assistant Vice President for Bioethics Formation and Consultation provides leadership to clinical ethics services through consultation, formation/education, chair of the System Bioethics Committee, policy development. This position serves the Catholic Health system by working collaboratively with physicians, patients, families, co-workers, and pastoral care leaders to facilitate ethical decision-making consistent with the Mission of Catholic Health and the Ethical and Religious Directives (USCCB). The AVP contributes to a robust ethics culture in which coworkers, physicians, leaders, and community partners consider the implications of their daily decisions to ensure alignment with CH values.
Qualifications & Experience
Must be a Roman Catholic bioethicist, clinician experience preferred.
Master’s degree in Bioethics, Moral Philosophy, Moral Theology or a related academic training.
Ph.D. in Moral Theology or Moral Philosophy with a specialization in health care ethics, or D.Be. (Doctorate in Bioethics).
At least one year of clinical ethics experience in a health care setting for those without a Ph.D. or its equivalent. For those with a Ph.D. or its equivalent, at least six months of supervised clinical ethics experience in a healthcare setting or equivalent
Five years in clinical ethics consultation or health-care experience preferred.
Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified (HCE-C) preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of Catholic moral and social teaching and the Catholic moral tradition.
Knowledge of the mission, values, and priorities of Catholic health care.
Knowledge of ethical theory, bioethics and common bioethical issues, clinical ethics, organizational, and social ethics.
Ability to appropriately communicate and apply the Catholic moral tradition and Catholic moral and social teaching to clinical, social, and organizational issues
Knowledge of health care delivery, operations, and priorities.
Ability to create and implement items such as procedures, policies, educational tools, and quality metrics.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; effective communication with diverse groups; ability to facilitate meetings; ability to manage conflict and build consensus; appropriate personal attributes such as compassion and prudence.
Teaching/presentation skills and facilitation with adult learning methods; critical thinking; creative problem solving; expertise in moral reasoning.
Ability to facilitate, coach, and negotiate in ethics consultations and mission discernments.
Must be able to use/learn to use the comprehensive electronic medical record.
Must have technological acumen to efficiently provide education and consultation services. Such technology may include Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, tele-consults, telephone, videoconference, and webinars.
At Catholic Health your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.