Deadline: October 16, 2016

Matthew Wynia

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General Description:

The University of Colorado Hospital invites applications for a Medical Director for Clinical Ethics. The successful candidate will be a member of the University of Colorado Hospital Medical Staff (faculty) and will be eligible for academic appointment as faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  The Director of Clinical Ethics is a 0.5 FTE position.

The Clinical Ethics program is expanding within the University of Colorado Hospital.  We are seeking an individual with broad experience in ethics consultation, strong leadership abilities, and an interest in further developing and expanding the clinical ethics consultation service and educational offerings.  The successful candidate should demonstrate strong team-building skills and the ability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary environment.  Ideally, the successful candidate should have advanced training in improvement science with the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the Ethics Consult Service for purposes of quality improvement and assurance.

The Medical Director for Clinical Ethics will lead the hospital’s Clinical Ethics Service.  This consultation service currently conducts more than 100 consults per year, with growth anticipated due to hospital expansion and increased visibility of the offerings of the Clinical Ethics Service.  The ethics service is an interdisciplinary team of approximately 15 volunteer members with varying backgrounds and expertise in ethics case consultation.  The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to provide general and administrative oversight to this service as well as serve as a mentor and educator for members of the ethics consultation team. 

In addition, the Director will collaborate with other institutions within the UC Health system to advance clinical ethics offerings across the system.  The successful candidate will further expand clinical ethics education for faculty and staff, develop and implement hospital policy as it pertains to clinical ethics, and conduct quality improvement activities across all of these areas. 

Candidates for this position must have an MD, PhD or equivalent terminal degree in an area of study related to bioethics, such as medicine, nursing, philosophy, law or one of the social sciences. The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Applications will be accepted online and considered as they are received.

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