Salary dependent upon experience; includes benefits and pension plan; hybrid work arrangement negotiable
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 103566
The Program for Ethics and Care Ecologies (PEaCE) at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is recruiting a Clinical and Organizational Ethicist. In our cutting-edge ethics program we offer a competitive salary, a hybrid working arrangement, a high-functioning interdisciplinary team environment and a supportive ethics community of practice. As an Ethicist at HHS you will have the opportunity to shape the future of ethics in Canada through innovative program development, mentoring Ethics Fellows, engaging with diverse clinical and organizational ethics issues across hospital and community settings, and participating in research.
The Clinical and Organizational Ethicist provides leadership within HHS and the Regional Ethics Network (REN - www.regionalethicsnetwork.com) to enhance clinical care and staff work life, and to advance the integration of ethics across the health system. This dynamic role offers an experienced practicing healthcare ethicist a variety of exciting professional opportunities, including:
Engagement with a wide variety of ethics issues across tertiary care, community hospitals and social services, spanning conception to end-of-life
A hybrid work place embedded in a supportive, diverse interdisciplinary team environment
Opportunities for creativity and innovation in ethics program development
Leadership development through managing corporate committees, projects, ethics consultation services and ethics learners
Collaborative research and quality improvement projects leading to publication
Possible adjunct faculty appointment with McMaster University
The Clinical and Organizational Ethicist is accountable for:
Growing and managing effective clinical and organizational ethics services at HHS and within partner hospitals and agencies
Facilitating ethical analysis and mediating conflicts related to clinical and organizational ethics issues (i.e. performing ethics consultations)
Acting as a project leader to develop systems, policies and practices to enhance the integration of ethics from bedside to boardroom
Building ethics capacity and standardizing ethics practice within the health system through education, coaching, and resource development
Advancing the field of bioethics through professional service, original research, quality improvement and knowledge translation activities
Recruiting, training and mentoring members of ethics committees, consultation teams and ethics learners
Graduate degree in bioethics-related field; Masters degree minimum, Doctorate or equivalent preferred
Experience working in a health system: clinical background or clinical ethics training (minimum 3 years)
Demonstrated interpersonal skills: leadership, conflict resolution, consulting, teaching, facilitation, relationship-building, stakeholder-engagement, team building
Experience with analysis of complex clinical and organizational ethics issues
Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and independent, reflective, compassionate, inclusive/cultural humility, respectful, collaborative
Experience in design and delivery of education for diverse audiences (leaders, clinicians, community members)
Demonstrated project management and quality improvement experience
Excellent communication skills and capacity to synthesize information and write reports
Experience in policy analysis, development and implementation, preferred
Experience conducting and publishing original research, preferred
Preference given to individuals eligible to work in Canada
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has a tradition of excellence in health care ethics, and has the longest standing ethics committee in Canada. HHS is comprised of six hospitals and a cancer center, with 15,000 staff, researchers and physicians, serving more than 2.2 million residents in Central South West Ontario. We are the only hospital in Ontario that cares for all ages, from pre-birth to end-of-life, making HHS one of the most comprehensive health care systems in Canada. We offer world-leading clinical expertise in many areas, including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care and pediatrics. HHS is an academic health center affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.
The Program for Ethics and Care Ecologies (PEaCE) program is an innovative, interdisciplinary and region-wide program within HHS that includes: clinical and organizational ethics services; Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD); resilience support for healthcare workers; and psycho-spiritual care. The PEaCE program is the hub of the Regional Ethics Network (REN), providing clinical and organizational ethics support for five community hospitals across the Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant and Wa...terloo-Wellington regions. The REN enables ethics capacity building within a wide range of community agencies, including mental health and addiction services, adult day programs and different types of congregate settings.