Medical Bioethics Directors (4) KAISER PERMANENTE
Various locations in southern California
We are expanding our Medical Bioethics program throughout Southern California over the next few years, and are in search of multiple Medical Bioethics Directors who will function as Clinical Ethicists. We currently have four positions available in Southern California: Baldwin Park, Fontana, Panorama City, and West Los Angeles.
In this role as a clinical ethicist, you will oversee the Medical Bioethics program for a specific medical center. You will be relied on to act as advisor and co-chair for the medical center’s Bioethics committee, which includes directing and expanding the Bioethics program through an integrated ethics approach. Key functions will include responding to individual and organizational cases and issues, conducting individual ethics case reviews and facilitating team consultations, analyzing and improving consultation methods and approaches, and reviewing policies and their development as it relates to patient rights and bioethics. You will also assure compliance with accreditation and agency standards pertaining to clinical ethics and patient rights, and provide advice, guidance, and education regarding end of life care to providers and staff. You will engage in quality improvement activities to reduce ethics quality gaps within the domains of end-of-life care; shared decision-making; the health care environment; and professionalism. Additional duties include working with health care providers at the bedside to provide high-quality and sensitive consultation to patients and their loved ones.
- A relevant professional degree such as a master’s degree in social work, nursing, or other related field.
- Previous experience with clinical ethics consultation, education, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Professional experience in organizational and research ethics preferred.
- Knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods of health care ethics consultation and ethics program development to analyze, evaluate, and provide expert advice and consultation, as well as direction and guidance on critical and complex ethical issues (clinical, organizational, and research).
- The ability to analyze practical problems, explain and justify recommendations, and collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- The ability to work with all disciplines in the health care team, clinical teaching experience, tolerance for ambiguity, and an understanding of clinical processes and problem solving.
For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume to Jyn.Diacuna@kp.org Please visit jobs.kp.org for complete qualifications and job submission details. Principals only. Kaiser Permanente is an EEO/AA employer. This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.