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THE POSITION: An ethicist, working with and for Catholic faith-based facilities in Saskatchewan, guided by the Health Ethics Guide (2012) and the ethical teaching of the Catholic Community. He/she is also responsible for the standards of ethical practice as set out in common law and common ethics within society. Six key priorities have been identified: support and guidance in ethical decision making; ethics education; ethics consultation / mentorship; ethics committee support; ethics guideline and policy development; and organizational ethics.

This position will be dedicated to the faith-based institutional members of the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan in urban and rural Saskatchewan (some travel will be required). The ethicist is based out of St. Paul’s hospital and functions within the context of the Mission Integration team of SPH. The ethicist leads Catholic health care facilities in the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation and integration of an ethics support service. The ethicist may also conduct ethics research.

St. Paul’s Hospital is a tertiary level acute care hospital, owned by Emmanuel Care in the tradition of the Grey Nuns. SPH operates within a highly interdependent partnership with the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority. The ethicist will participate in this collaborative partnership.

THE PERSON: This position requires:

  • Graduate degree in ethics or bioethics.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical ethics (a clinical fellowship is an asset).
  • Demonstrable awareness of the health care system, health care ethics issues, Catholic health care ethics and their complexity.
  • Strong leadership skills including a demonstrated capacity for effective interpersonal interactions and relationship-building.
  • Effective collaborative skills both as a team leader and team member, and the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong teaching skills and experience, including the ability to effectively deliver educational and academic material.
  • The ability to take individual initiative.
  • Valid driver’s license.

For detailed specific information please contact:

Sandra Kary, Executive Director, Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan
1702 – 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7M 0Z9
Phone (306) 655-5332 Fax (306) 655-5333 E-mail: sandraatchassk [dot] ca

Resumes will be received in confidence until February 28, 2017. Remuneration commensurate with education and experience.