Clinical Ethicist

City Surrey
Job ID 2022-24275
Corporate Professionals - Non-Clinical - Other Positions
Posting Date
10 months ago(8/2/2022 1:45 PM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
9:00 - 17:00
Days Off
Saturday, Sunday
Ethics and Diversity Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$41.35 - $59.43 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Effective October 26th, 2021 all staff for all positions across Health Care require full COVID 19 vaccination. All positions, require that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.


Position Highlights


We are currently looking to fill an exciting Full Time position as a Clinical Ethicist in Surrey, BC. 


Valued Benefits


A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of professionals in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.


We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as a phenomenal place to work! We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


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Detailed Overview

Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:

The Clinical Ethicist works collaboratively as a member of a small team to build capacity, promote and advance ethical decision-making, and provide clinical ethics consultation services and ethics analysis across the health care continuum within the Fraser Health region. Works in close collaboration with stakeholders to develop a strong network of partnerships within the organization and beyond.


  1. Provides clinical ethics consultation and analysis to internal staff regarding challenging questions of clinical practice.
  2. Leads the education, training, and coaching on the process of ethics consultation, ethical decision-making, and the development of ethics resources within a team, unit, program, institution, or community in order to build capacity and advance ethical decision-making.
  3. Collaborates with the Senior Leader to provide regional leadership and guidance to clinicians, managers, and directors to ensure that Fraser Health is a leader in the provision of clinical ethics services.
  4. Collaborates with the Senior Leader to develop and implement the vision and strategic plan for the department.
  5. Implements and refines clinical ethics evaluation processes and analysis, in collaboration with the Senior Leader and Ethicist, Education and Research.
  6. Builds and supports ethics resource teams across the region to provide clinical ethics consultation services, in collaboration with the Senior Leader and Ethicist, Education and Research.
  7. Collaborates with the Senior Leader and Ethicist, Education and Research in the establishment of a Fellowship Program.
  8. Supports the System Level Ethicist regarding system-level ethics consultation as required.
  9. Coordinates and manages the annual ethics conference by overseeing the programming and execution of the conference, and facilitating involvement by other FH departments.
  10. Supports the Ethicist, Education and Research by guiding the process and administrative management of the FH annual intensive bioethics training program.
  11. Collaborates with various practice councils to integrate ethics decision tools throughout various disciplines.
  12. Represents FH and Ethics & Diversity Services at various events including educational forums, professional associations, regulatory bodies, and external committees, as required.
  13. Responds to requests for information regarding resources available to help support ethical practice including ethics resource people, teams and committees, books, videos, and other literature, professional codes of ethics, and other related materials and current thinking on bioethics issues.
  14. Undertakes literature searches in bioethics, public policy, and other health related databases.


Education and Experience

Masters in Bioethics or related discipline (PhD an asset), and a minimum five (5) years experience providing clinical ethics consultation in a complex health care environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

Demonstrates the LEADS capabilities of Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation.

Professional/Technical Capabilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge in conducting literature searches and reviews.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult, plan, implement, organize, and problem solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and deal with senior staff regarding sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Working knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.


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