The Vice President of Ethics provides leadership for Clinical Ethics throughout CHRISTUS Health. This role ensures that clinical ethics across the system is consistent with the moral theological positions of the Catholic Church, philosophical bioethics, the CHRISTUS Mission, Core Values, and the appropriate accrediting and regulatory health care agencies. The Vice President of Ethics, in collaboration with ministry Directors of Ethics, Vice Presidents of Mission Integration, and system leaders ensures effective clinical ethics structures and processes to identify, address, document and evaluate all program elements. The Vice President of Ethics reports to the Executive Vice President, Chief Mission and Integration Officer and collaborates with this position in effecting a consistent actualization of Clinical Ethics across the healing ministry.
Doctorate in Ethics, Healthcare or Theology.
Proven experience in planning, management and implementation skills.
Understands and is committed to Catholic healthcare.
Understands the Catholic Church and its teachings and the Ethical and Religious Directivesfor Catholic Health Care Services.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work as a team member; poise and clarity in group presentations.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.