Clinical Ethicist - Transplant

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Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Bioethics is seeking a Clinical Ethicist to join the Professional Staff (equivalent to Faculty) in Cleveland, Ohio. The Clinical Ethicist will have responsibilities that include specific ethics support for Cleveland Clinic’s organ transplantation services as well as responsibilities within the Center. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence and enthusiasm for providing high quality clinical ethics consultation and innovation in program building.  The candidate should have a proven track record in both academic and clinical practice settings, as well as experience developing quality initiatives surrounding clinical ethics. This individual needs to work effectively and collegially with members of the public including patients and families, intra-professional clinical teams, leadership, and other personnel. The candidate will also be expected to collaborate in a rich multidisciplinary Bioethics Center that engages in cutting edge research and programming. This position reports to the Director of the Center for Bioethics. The candidate will be eligible for appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and will have opportunity to engage in a robust Bioethics Community.

Candidates for the position must have an advanced degree in Bioethics or related field, and have a minimum of 2 years of clinical ethics experience in a healthcare setting. 


Minimum of a terminal professional degree (PhD, JD, MD/DO, or equivalent) in a bioethics related field with advanced training in Bioethics. Formal fellowship training in clinical ethics is strongly preferred.

Experience with, (1) working in clinical environments; (2) providing quality clinical ethics consultation with competencies at an advanced level; and (3) service on and effective support of the activities of transplant candidate evaluation and selection processes (4) A proven track record of academic achievement. Preference given to individuals with at least 2 years of experience in these areas with substantial volume of experience in performing ethics consultations.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Proficiency with distance learning/communication and related technology (e.g., for teleconferences, webinars).

Experience and excellence in education, mentoring trainees, and curriculum design.

Demonstrated relationship-centered collaboration and team-building skills.


Provide clinical ethics consultation on the general Ethics Consultation Service across the Northeast Ohio Cleveland Clinic Enterprise.

Evaluate solid organ transplant candidates and living donors when indicated by the respective Cleveland Clinic Transplant service both in person and using virtual visit technology.

Attend and participate in organ specific candidate selection committee meetings.

Provide timely and complete documentation of clinical ethics consultations.

Contribute to clinical ethics educational activities for clinicians and clinical trainees.

Contribute to evaluative and quality improvement initiatives and processes related to ethics consultation and educational efforts.

Act as a liaison with clinical staff to promote and enhance clinical ethics programs and services

About Us

Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment.  Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report Hospitals ranking of 2021-2022 has named us the No. 2 hospital in the nation once again and No.1 hospital for Ohio and metro areas for Cleveland, Akron and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. 

We are ranked nationally in 13 specialties, including 11 in the Top 10 and eight in the Top 5.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

In addition, Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021 list.

Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are ranked internationally while five other locations are listed among the best hospitals nationwide -

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This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital. Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

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