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Ethicist- Clinical Ethics & Policy- Temporary Full-Time  (211747)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 5/12/2021 12:07:27 PM

We currently have a Temporary Full-time opportunity for an Ethicist in the Clinical Ethics & Policy department at North York General Hospital and Markham Stouffvile Hospital.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days, 8hrs; As per schedule

The Ethicist's role is to improve patient care by developing and maintaining a comprehensive ethics program, including ethics consultation services for clinical and organizational ethics, ethics education, and policy review and development related to ethical issues arising within North York General Hospital (NYGH) and Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH). This is a shared position among Sunnybrook, NYGH, and MSH. The successful candidate will be equally split between the two locations of NYGH and MSH.

The successful candidate will have shared reporting to the Director of the Health Ethics Alliance at Sunnybrook, The Chief Medical Executive at NYGH, and the Director of Interprofessional Practice at Markham Stouffville.


  • Graduate degree in Bioethics (e.g., a Doctorate, or a Master's Degree) or equivalent combination of education and/or experience;
  • Clinical ethics experience in a hospital or other healthcare environment;
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, consulting, teaching, facilitation, interpersonal skills/relationship building, team building, and educational presentations;
  • A demonstrable track record of bioethics research and scholarship;
  • Ability to be self-directed and a collaborative team member;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to consistently work well with all levels of the interprofessional team.
  • Training and experience in conducting independent clinical ethics and research ethics consultations
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in setting achievable work goals, completing projects and meeting deadlines
  • Effective skills in mediation and conflict resolution
  • Prepared to address a range of ethics challenges encountered within the continuum of care from acute care to compassionate care for the dying within a large, complex health care environment.
  • Working knowledge of Provincial, Federal and International regulations and guidelines for the ethical conduct for research involving humans;
  • Working knowledge of Institutional policies and procedures;
  • Experience in program development, management, evaluation and excellent attention to detail.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 211747 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada prior to start date (e.g. one dose of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single dose vaccine series). Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.