Mercy Health

Director-Ethics

Location: 2710 S Rife Medical Ln - Rogers / AR

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Employment type: Full-Time

Pay: Competitive/year

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Req#: 822509

Overview

We’re 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 Work.”

Overview:

 

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.

Qualifications:

 

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 equivalentOther skills & knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of Catholic healthcare ethics and the Ethical & Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
  • Knowledge of Catholic moral and social teaching and the Catholic moral tradition.
  • Knowledge of the mission, values, and priorities of Catholic health care.
  • 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 organizational issues.
  • General knowledge of health care delivery, operations, and priorities.
  • 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 medical record.
  • 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 health-care experience.Preferred Certification/Registration: Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified (HCE-C)

 

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!

We’re bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

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. We’re expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

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. We’re also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

 


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