WellStar Health System
Deadline: Open until filled.
WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. Staying ahead of the curve in technology has enabled WellStar to be leaders in both the diagnosis and treatment of an extensive array of health conditions. Serving a diverse population, WellStar consistently looks at total patient wellness and works to ensure that all systems support that focus. WellStar is recognized nationally as an Employer of Choice and is featured on FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and Work Mother Magazine’s Best Companies list.
Specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with 20,000 team members throughout our 11 hospitals, 225 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, homecare. By working through a patient-centered model of care, WellStar places enormous value on quality and safety with many accolades to support our work.
The Clinical Ethicist is an active member of the ethics program at WellStar Health System performing clinical ethics consultation, ethics education and ethics policy development and review. The Ethics Program enjoys robust institutional support and is looking to become a leader in the field of clinical, organizational and research ethics. The health system is creating a fully integrated, collaborative approach to addressing ethical issues and the clinical ethicist is key to developing this initiative. The individual reports directly to the Executive Director for Medical and Organizational Ethics and has an essential role in the Ethics Program.
Required Minimum Education:
Graduate of an accredited undergraduate university/college with Master’s degree in applicable field, e.g., ethics, law, social work, theology. Preferred advance degree in in ethics or related field. Demonstrated knowledge of principles, concepts and methods involved in clinical ethics and clinical ethics consultation.
Required Minimum Experience:
1-3 years’ experience working in a health care setting or system; prior work performing clinical ethics consultation, education and policy development is preferred. Preferred 5 years or more performing clinical ethics consultation.
Required Minimum Skills:
Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to interact with all stakeholders in the health system. Must be able to work with patients and their families in a respectful and collaborative manner. Demonstrated experience in delivering ethics education programming. Ability to travel to outpatient facilities within WellStar service area in various locations and work environments. Skilled in project management and team facilitation. The candidate must have strong commitment to the professionalization of clinical ethics.
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