The Director of Ethics provides leadership to clinical ethics services through consultation, education, and policy development. This position serves the hospitals and clinics by working collaboratively with physicians, patients, families, co-workers and health ministry leaders to facilitate ethical decision-making consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and the integration of the Mercy values. The Director supports the integration of the mission of the Mercy Health Ministry by their participation and leadership of mission and formation activities. The Director of Ethics performs related duties as assigned in a manner consistent with the mission, values, charism and Mercy Service Standards.
Education: Masters degree in Ethics, Theology or a related academic training acceptable Experience: Clinical health care ethics training and practice. Other: Understanding of clinical issue. Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people with collaboration and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Collaboration and networking skills. Technology acumen for virtual consultations and education. Must demonstrate initiative, good judgment and leadership ability. Willingness and ability to represent and apply the moral teachings of the Catholic Church to clinical issues. Must be capable of clear thinking, communicating effectively and of travel as required by the job. Must be able to use/learn to use the comprehensive electronic medical record. Preferred Education: Ph.D. in moral theology or moral philosophy with a specialization in health care ethics.. Preferred Experience: Five years in clinical ethics consultation or healthcare experience preferred. Preferred Other: Must be capable of clear thinking, communicating effectively and of travel as required by the job. Must be able to use/learn to use the comprehensive electronic medical record.