Posted on: September 9, 2020
Were a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through
our compassionate care and exceptional service.
At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of
unique individuals careers that not only make the most of your
skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why
Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its Top 100 Places to
The Director - Ethics provides leadership to clinical ethics
services through consultation, education, and policy development.
This position serves the hospital and clinic by working
collaboratively with physicians, patients, families, co-workers,
and health ministry leaders to facilitate ethical decision-making
consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic
Health Care Services and the integration of Mercy Values.
The Director supports the integration of the mission of the Mercy
Health Ministry by their participation and leadership of mission
and formation activities.
The Director-Ethics performs related duties as assigned in a manner
consistent with the Mercy mission, values, and charism.
Education: Masters degree in Bioethics, Moral Philosophy, Moral
Theology or a related academic training acceptable.
Experience: At least six months of supervised clinical ethics
experience in a healthcare setting or equivalent
Other skills & knowledge:
- Thorough knowledge of Catholic healthcare ethics and the
Ethical & Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care
- Knowledge of Catholic moral and social teaching and the
Catholic moral tradition.
- Knowledge of the mission, values, and priorities of Catholic
- Knowledge of ethical theory, bioethics and common bioethical
issues, clinical ethics, organizational, and social ethics.
- Ability to appropriately communicate and apply Catholic moral
and social teaching and tradition to clinical, social, and
- General knowledge of health care delivery, operations, and
- Ability to create and implement items such as procedures,
policies, educational tools, and quality metrics.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; effective
communication with diverse groups; ability to facilitate meetings;
ability to manage conflict and build consensus; appropriate
personal attributes such as compassion and prudence.
- Teaching/presentation skills and facilitation with adult
learning methods; critical thinking; creative problem solving;
expertise in moral reasoning
- Ability to facilitate, coach, and negotiate in ethics
consultations and mission discernments.
- Must be able to use/learn to use the comprehensive electronic
- Must have technological acumen to efficiently provide education
and consultation services. Such technology may include Microsoft
PowerPoint presentations, tele-consults, telephone,
video-conference, and webinars.
Preferred Education: Ph.D. in Moral Theology or Moral Philosophy
with a specialization in health care ethics, or D.Be.
Preferred Experience: Five years in clinical ethics consultation or
Preferred Certification/Registration: Healthcare Ethics
We Offer Great Benefits:
Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO,
tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are
just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers,
including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
Were bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate
At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of
your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to
pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience
through advanced technology and innovative procedures. Were
expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it
What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a
positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step
with our mission and vision. Were also collaborative and unafraid
to do a little extra to deliver excellent care thats just part of
our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we
encourage you to apply.
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