Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a part-time Bioethicist to support the Department of Defense Medical Ethics Center (DMEC) located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DMEC.
The mission of the Department of Defense Medical Ethics Center (DMEC) is to serve as the national and international lead in military medical ethics for all health care providers in the Military Health System (MHS)/Department of Defense (DoD). In addition, and internal to USU, the DMEC will coordinate its tasks in military medical ethics with USU’s military medical leadership and professional development curriculum and programs to ensure that USU Students become ethical practitioners and leaders at all levels in the nation’s uniformed health services.
The Ethicist of the Department of Defense Medical Ethics Center (DMEC) will report to the Director of the DMEC and will assist in the development, implementation and all other aspects of a comprehensive and integrated medical ethics curriculum related to the DoD Medical Ethics Program (DoDMEP).
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Education: The incumbent must possess an MD with additional education or experience in Bioethics, or a Ph.D. with Bioethics interest, training, and experience.
Minimum Experience/Training Requirements: 6 to 10 years related experience. Documented experience with clinical ethics consultation as individual consultant, experience with bioethics education (to include teaching/lecturing) and interdisciplinary collaboration required Experience in a healthcare setting with patient care, ethics committee education/ethics committee operations required.
Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled environment. The work is mostly sedentary. Walking, bending, stooping, lifting and carrying laptops, books, and documents required. Incumbent must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse range of individuals, military personnel, clinical providers, scientists, and administrators. Must be able to communicate clearly in both written and oral form.
Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
HJF is an equal opportunity and 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.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.