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UCLA Health Systems

Clinical Ethics Fellow



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


***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:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Three references (including name, email address and phone number)

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


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

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.

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