Clinical Ethics Fellow (2 year contract) at University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
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Type: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles, California
The next Fellow in Clinical Ethics at UCLA Health will commit to a demanding clinical schedule, providing supervised clinical ethics consultation, on call coverage, education throughout the UCLA Health system, assistance in developing policies, service as a member of three ethics committees and a participant in research projects.
The University of California, Los Angeles Health System Ethics Center is seeking applicants for a two year Fellowship in Clinical Ethics. The Ethics Center was founded in 2002 with the goal of strengthening the UCLA Health System's ethical commitment and improving the humanistic aspects of health care provided for patients and their families.
The Center serves the needs of the UCLA Health System's four hospitals (which rank among the best in the nation) and the whole UCLA patient population. The Center enjoys robust institutional support and is a leader in developing innovative clinical ethics programs. UCLA Health Ethics Center's primary commitment is to the promotion of excellence in patient care.
Given the value-laden nature of healthcare, this excellence can only be achieved in care environments where moral insight, sensitivity and commitment flourish. Our Fellowship program exists to educate and train gifted individuals who share this vision.
Given the volume and complexity of UCLA ethics consultation (which includes transplant medicine, trauma surgery, oncology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, neurology, neonatology, pediatrics and gerontology), our close relationship with various academic departments at the university and the intensive individual mentorship and thorough assessment built into our program, we believe that it provides our fellows with an unrivalled opportunity to acquire and refine the full range of skills necessary to offer ethics consultation on a highly competent basis.
It is our confident expectation that those who graduate from our program will be uniquely placed both nationally and internationally to assume the responsibilities of leadership in clinical ethics as it emerges as a fully professional practice.
PhD in health care ethics or in Philosophy with a specialization in health care ethics.
Successful candidates will have a strong aptitude for clinical ethics, commitment to the professionalization of clinical ethics, and be able to demonstrate significant potential to become a leader in the field. The ability to integrate cross-cultural care, end-of-life/palliative care, psychosocial and spiritual care into clinical care is critical to this role. We are searching for a compassionate and empathic professional with excellent interpersonal skills who is able to utilize critical and creative thinking in navigating complex ethical issues.
A commitment to collaborative work in a fast-paced environment is essential.
In addition, as soon as possible please submit the following to items:
Your curriculum vitae.
A letter, addressed to the Fellowship Director, James Hynds, LL.B., Ph.D., limited to 1,000 words, describing why you are interested in obtaining clinical experience, your goals post-fellowship, potential research interests, and relevant character traits that make you well suited for clinical ethics. Please also include three references with email addresses and phone numbers.
We will begin considering applications immediately, with a deadline of October 1, 2018.