Medical Ethics Education Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

ROBERTS - Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research Req ID: 27075

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Medical Ethics Education Coordinator coordinates ethics educational activities for all levels of CHOP staff, with the primary objective of fostering and facilitating ethical conduct both as a cultural norm and as a learnable set of skills.  The Education Coordinator will work with the Department of Medical Ethics (DME) Program Manager, Director and other DME staff to create, develop and coordinate new ethics education programs and initiatives, as well as provide support to current ethics education programs, to meet the ethics-related educational needs of the enterprise.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develop the DME’s “next generation” ethics education learning platform using a variety e-learning tools for internet-based education
  • Gather course materials from institutional resources and from internet and published literature searches
  • Identify appropriate participants for targeted training; contacts participants in a reasonable amount of time to attend training
  • Develop, distribute, and analyze needs assessments, pre- and post-assessment data from course evaluations and participant feedback
  • Coordinate the scheduling of educational events, identify and contact course participants, handle course advertisement (e.g. flyers, email announcements) and registration
  • Assist in the preparation, compilation and reproduction of training and presentation materials
  • Identify appropriate meeting space (e.g. size, room set-up) for educational activities
  • Play a key role in implementation of educational initiatives such as Ethics Brown Bags and the Annual Ethics Committee Retreat
  • Serve as the liaison between presenters/facilitators and the Department of Medical Ethics, coordinate speaker calendars, and ensure presentations are received and ready for presentation
  • Administer training as appropriate
  • Maintain records of training and educational activities 
  • Perform related tasks as requested
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree plus 2 -3 years of relevant work experience or high school diploma and demonstrated success in a similar position for at least 5 years.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  • Graduate degree in bioethics, education, or organizational psychology or advanced degree in biomedical or health care area
Additional Technical Requirements
  • Knowledge of medical ethics, familiarity with ethics consultation and common ethical dilemmas in clinical practice, and the skills to facilitate constructive discussion of ethical dilemmas
  • Demonstrated skill in use of Macintosh or IBM computers and with software including Word and PowerPoint including use of tables and merge documents, constructing charts and graphs, embedding graphics and objects, performing searches of the internet and published literature
  • Familiarity with on-line e-learning platforms
  • Values diversity and demonstrates a high tolerance for interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives
  • Mature interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships using tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to collaborate with team members and stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent customer service, communication and time management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal direct oversight and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines
  • Ability to juggle multiple demands, work styles and needs
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills; ability to speak and write clearly in a variety of communication settings

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

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