Inova Health System is continuing its development of a robust Ethics program and invites applications for a Senior Clinical Ethicist to help lead our team. The Center for Ethics enjoys strong institutional support and is expanding to create a fully integrated, collaborative approach to clinical and organizational ethics issues across our five hospitals. The Senior Clinical Ethicist is key to developing and leading strategic development in service lines that support Inova’s mission to improve the health of the diverse community we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research. This position reports to the Director of Clinical and Organizational Ethics and will oversee the Ethics Service for the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital campus in Fairfax, Virginia.
Highly competitive salary commensurate with Federal Executive Schedule will be based on training and experience. Open-rank academic appointment is possible for qualified candidates. Inova also offers affordable, comprehensive benefits coverage including generous paid time off, health and dental insurance, student loan refinancing, tuition assistance, and 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Provide leadership in developing, implement, maintaining and evaluating comprehensive ethics programs, including building and staffing high-volume ethics consultation service with 24/7 coverage
Ensure timely and thorough documentation of consultations and patient outcomes, review and analyze consult and activity data to ensure an effective and continuously-improving program
Lead and support the Ethics Committee and provide multidisciplinary ethics education
Conduct independent and collaborative ethics research and scholarship
Assure compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards related to ethics and patient rights
Terminal post-graduate degree, such as a MD, PhD or JD, in a field related to bioethics
5+ years of experience strongly preferred, must include conducting independent clinical ethics consultations in tertiary/community hospital settings
Strong oral and written communication skills, compassionate and empathetic professional
Team-oriented professional with proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex interdisciplinary environment to achieve mission goals and deadlines
Demonstrated ability to build consensus and foster change in a business setting
Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply early. Please send a cover letter, current CV, and the names of three references with complete contact information to Executive Recruiter Michele Theiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 41739BR
About Inova Health System
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. Four of Inova’s five hospitals hold five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.
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