Clinical Ethicist - Transplant

Posted August 22nd 2022

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, Ohio

Closing date
November 22nd 2022

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Bioethics is seeking a Clinical Ethicist to join our dynamic team in Cleveland, Ohio. The Clinical Ethicist will have responsibilities that include specific ethics support for Cleveland Clinic’s Ethics Consultation Service with a focus on organ transplantation services.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence and enthusiasm for providing high quality clinical ethics consultation, education, and program building. The candidate should have a proven track record in both academic and clinical practice settings. This individual will be expected to work effectively and collegially with members of the public including patients and families, intra-professional clinical teams, leadership, and other personnel in support of the Cleveland Clinic’s mantra: Patients First.

This position reports to the Director of the Center for Bioethics. The successful candidate will be eligible for appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and will have opportunity to engage in a robust Bioethics Community in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Candidates for the position must have an advanced degree in Bioethics or related field, and have a minimum of 2 years of clinical ethics consultation experience in a healthcare setting.


Minimum of a terminal professional degree (PhD, JD, MD/DO, or equivalent) in a bioethics related field with advanced training in Bioethics. Formal fellowship training in clinical ethics is strongly preferred.

Experience with, (1) working in clinical environments; (2) providing quality clinical ethics consultation with competencies at an advanced level; and (3) service on and effective support of the activities of transplant candidate evaluation and selection processes (4) A proven track record of academic achievement. Preference given to individuals with at least 2 years of experience in these areas with substantial volume of experience in performing ethics consultations.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Proficiency with distance learning/communication and related technology (e.g., for teleconferences, webinars).

Experience and excellence in education, mentoring trainees, and curriculum design.

Demonstrated relationship-centered collaboration and team-building skills.


Provide clinical ethics consultation on the general Ethics Consultation Service across the Northeast Ohio Cleveland Clinic Enterprise.

Evaluate solid organ transplant candidates and living donors when indicated by the respective Cleveland Clinic Transplant service both in person and using virtual visit technology.

Attend and participate in organ specific candidate selection committee meetings.

Provide timely and complete documentation of clinical ethics consultations.

Contribute to clinical ethics educational activities for clinicians and clinical trainees.

Contribute to evaluative and quality improvement initiatives and processes related to ethics consultation and educational efforts.

Act as a liaison with clinical staff to promote and enhance clinical ethics programs and services

Living in Cleveland:

Cleveland is home to numerous diverse, inclusive communities with close proximity to Cleveland Clinic’s hospitals. With a population of approximately 1.2 million in Cuyahoga County, Northeast Ohio offers a favorable cost of living and less traffic than most expect for similar sized cities.

Located right on Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts scenic water vistas and geographic beauty with true four seasons. Water sports, beaches, and lakefront parks are particularly popular during the temperate summer months. There are well maintained public parks with playgrounds, golf courses, tennis courts, bike paths and nature centers as well as National Parks within minutes of most neighborhoods. It is easy travel to NY, DC, Toronto, Chicago, Louisville/Lexington, Pittsburgh, Michigan, and mountains with ski areas and hiking.

For those who enjoy the arts, Cleveland is home to world class cultural amenities that include the world renowned Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the vibrant Playhouse Square theatre district. Sports enthusiasts can take in professional basketball, baseball, and football games year round with home team venues all centrally located in downtown Cleveland. The restaurant scene is as diverse as it is robust, with offerings for all palates and preferences that include breweries, a Little Italy, and celebrity chefs who bring their talents to our local tables. Farmers’ markets and the famous West Side Market keep those who love to cook well stocked with locally sourced finds.

Working at Cleveland Clinic:

Cleveland Clinic is a global leader and model of healthcare for the future. We work as a team with the patient at the center of care. As a truly integrated healthcare delivery system, we take on the most complex cases and provide collaborative, multidisciplinary care supported with cutting-edge research and technology. We treat patients and fellow caregivers as family and Cleveland Clinic as our home.

Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences; they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke/drug free environment.

We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Privacy Policy. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies.