Medical Ethics Expert

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 231092

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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Job Summary

This role assists leadership in providing expert leadership and managerial guidance for the performance of the Department of Medical Ethics [DME], with particular focus on the engagement of nursing staff.  The role assists the leadership in planning, organizing, leading, and managing the resources of the Department of Medical Ethics for the effective and efficient achievement of organizational and departmental goals and priorities. 

The role actively communicates, coordinates, and collaborates with nursing leadership throughout CHOP to create partnerships that enhance the ethical quality of deliberation, decision-making, and conduct of all members of the CHOP staff with a particular focus on nursing staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Has lead responsibility for a specific function of the Department:
    • Education and engagement of CHOP nursing staff regarding medical ethics
  • Participates in Department activities regarding the following functions:
    • Conduct of clinical ethics consultations
    • Support of the CHOP Ethics Committee
    • Development, review, and revision of ethically pertinent CHOP policies
    • Advancing the quality of pediatric ethics with patients, families, and society
    • Wide-ranging efforts to improve the ethical quality of CHOP staff conduct
  • Creates and maintains an environment where staff feel valued, appreciated, and recognized.
  • Recruits, coaches, develops, and retains qualified, competent staff.  Ensures that all staff meet all requirements of their positions.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s degree

Required Experience:

  • Seven (7) years related ethics experience
  • Three (3) years of clinical ethics consultation experience
  • One (1) years of lead, supervisory or management experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Masters of Bioethics or in related field

Preferred Experience:

  • Nine (9) years related ethics experience in health care setting
  • Seven (7) years of clinical ethics consultation experience
  • Three (3) years of clinical care experience


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:

  • Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified (HCEC-C)

Additional Technical Requirements

  • High degree of internal integrity and willingness to speak up
  • Well-calibrated balance of humility and decisiveness
  • Ability to confront adversity with candor, compassion, and integrity
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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