The Clinical Ethics Center for Memorial Medical Center, a busy and well-integrated clinical ethics center, has an immediate opening for a Clinical Ethicist. Memorial Medical Center (a tertiary level 500 bed academic medical center) is the flagship for a diverse network of healthcare institutions. The Ethics consultation service performs over 500 consults per year. The hospital is located in Springfield Illinois - the state capital - and is affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to providing patient centered care, previous clinical work experience, an enthusiasm for doing high quality ethics consultation, experience with electronic health record, chart note writing, consult documentation, and moral problem solving. Ability to deal with sensitive and emotionally charged issues in a confidential and professional manner is required. Candidate should have skills necessary to establish cooperative relations with the patients, families, and health professionals contacted in the course of performing consultative work. Applicants should have demonstrated ability to mediate conflict and effectively negotiate. Primary duty is ethics consultation using the individual consultant model. Additional responsibilities include formal/informal education of nurses, medical students and resident physicians; community outreach; participation in various hospital committees, policy development and review and supporting the ethics programs of our affiliate hospitals. Applicants should have excellent oral/written communication skills, be capable of scholarly work, including research in clinical ethics.
Terminal degree or candidacy for such (i.e. Ph.D. in ethics, bioethics, philosophy, theology or related field), J.D., M.D. Must demonstrate competence in clinical ethics (i.e. certificate, M.A. or other equivalent post graduate education in ethics). Advanced experience in a clinical setting is highly desirable. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received.
Internal Number: 15786-394
About Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Health System is one of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois—a responsibility we are proud to uphold. Founded in 1897 to meet the expanding needs of our communities, we have assembled an ever-growing team and vast resources.
As an organization, we boast impressive numbers: 6,700 team members, 40,000 inpatients, and 667,000 outpatients annually. Yet what matters equally is the size of our heart. Our ambitions. And our potential to do bigger and better things.
We’re achieving our goals by developing academic alliances with other respected institutions, including the BJC HealthCare Collaborative and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. By earning important credentials and accreditations. By making a real investment in employee development. And by building upon our reputation for excellence on the regional level, with the goal of realizing national prominence.