Novant Health is seeking a Manager of Bioethics to provide operational leadership for Bioethics. Supervises administration of Shared Decision Making (SDM)/ethics consult service, education and policy development for all acute care facilities per requirements of Joint Commission and in accordance with best practices of the profession. Manages SDM/ethics consultation processes, including provision of 24/7 on-call resources. Ensures appropriate documentation in the medical record and maintains the consult tracking system. Analyzes data from tracking system, identifying trends to inform education for clinical team members, needed system policy changes, and quality improvement opportunities. Develops continuing education for new and experienced lead consultants and resource professionals, including leadership for monthly NH Ethics Consultant Council. Develops and delivers ethics education for clinical team members and clinical residents. Is responsible for updating and initiating ethics related policies. Supports Choices and Champions initiatives by assisting in design and delivery of education for clinical team members and the community related to advance directives, portable medical orders (MOST/POST, PDNR, DDNR), and code status orders. Participates in IRB deliberations to ensure protection of human subjects involved in research. Actively supports corporate initiatives with ethics dimensions (e.g., NH Reads, PFACs, diversity and inclusion, health equity, etc.). Come join a remarkable team where quality care meets quality service, in every dimension, every time. #JoinTeamAubergine #NovantHealth. Let Novant Health be the destination for your professional growth.
Education: Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree in health related discipline (e.g. bioethics, medicine, nursing, counseling, social work) or PhD or JD with bioethics training.
Experience: Minimum five years experience in clinical ethics consultation and education required. IRB participation preferred.
Additional Skills Required: Experience in leading bioethics consultation with demonstrated ability to facilitate resolution of conflicting interests between providers and patients/loved ones, within the medical team and within families. Proven ability to identify ethical issues in the clinical context and analyze complex problems within ambiguous contexts. Knowledge of best practices for clinical ethics processes, including documentation. Ability to determine when integration with Risk Management and/or Legal is needed. Excellent group facilitation design and presentation skills reflecting knowledge of adult learning principles. Proven ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously to achieve measurable results within agreed upon timetables. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including mediation, needed to handle sensitive conversations with patients and loved ones.
Additional Skills Preferred: Knowledge of human subjects research regulations and application.
Responsibilities It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.
Our team members are part of an environment that fosters teamwork, team member engagement and community involvement.
The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm."
Internal Number: 2020-68874
About Novant Health, Inc.
Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. Novant Health consists of more than 1,200 physicians and 26,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston–Salem, N.C., Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for patients and communities, serving more than four million patients annually. In 2013, Novant Health provided more than $566 million in community benefit including charity care and services. Novant Health is an IMS Health top 20 integrated delivery network. Novant Health is an equal opportunity employer and conducts all human resource practices in compliance with federal, state and local civil rights and employment legislation. Accordingly, Novant Health considers all applicants for employment equally, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and provides them with an opportunity to progress in the organization consistent with their skills and interests.