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Ethics Center, UCLA Health

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS PhD in bioethics/health care ethics or in philosophical ethics with a bioethics related dissertation
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC PhD in bioethics/health care ethics or in philosophical ethics with a bioethics related dissertation
AOC categories Biomedical Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Job #19620
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Start date August 15, 2022
Job description

Clinical Ethics Fellow

You can make a difference in people’s lives every day. When you join UCLA Health, you’ll be working at an institution that provides leading-edge care to the people of L.A. and throughout the world. We provide our team members with the environment and support to do amazing work, because each and every one of them plays a vital role in our commitment to care.


***Now actively reviewing applications submitted on or before November 30, 2021***

The University of California, Los Angeles Health Ethics Center is seeking applicants for their two year Fellowship in Clinical Ethics. The successful applicant 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 participate in the Center’s scholarly and research projects.

The Ethics Center was founded in 2002 with the goal of strengthening the Health System’s ethical commitments 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). 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 unrivaled opportunity to acquire and refine the full range of skills necessary to offer clinical ethics consultation and education on a highly competent professional 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.

Interested candidates must submit the following materials with their application:

Letter of Interest
Writing Sample
Three references (including name, email address and phone number)

***This is a 2-year contract that begins August 15, 2022 – August 14, 2024***


The successful candidate must have a PhD in bioethics/health care ethics or in philosophical ethics with a bioethics related dissertation. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in ethics at university-level and a demonstrated record of ethics publication in peer review journals.

The successful candidate must also have a strong aptitude for clinical ethics, a 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, psycho social and spiritual care into clinical care is critical to this role. We are searching for a compassionate and empathetic 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.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/14126916/cli...
Hard deadline November 30, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/
Time created October 29, 2021, 9:20pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 30, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Expired on December 2, 2021, 12:46am PST
Last updated December 2, 2021, 8:46am UTC
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