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Ethics Director

We Are Hiring

Are you an Ethics professional looking for a new opportunity?

We have an exciting opportunity in our Florida Market. Preferred candidates possess a PhD in Ethics and experience in a healthcare environment. 

At Ascension, healthcare ethics focuses on supporting personalized care that is consistent with each patient’s individual values, and promotes the good of the human person.Our Mission, Vision, Values and identity as a healing ministry of the Catholic Church guide our practices, with our Ethics Department serving a critical role by:

  • Fostering disciplined decision-making processes that promote our Mission, Vision, Values and Catholic identity in clinical and organizational realms
  • Sharing research and counsel to Ascension leaders working through organizational and clinical ethical issues
  • Educating and providing resources for leaders and work teams that help them carry out their ethics responsibilities Ascension-wide
  • Supporting and promoting dialogue between Ascension ministry leaders and local Ordinaries (diocesan bishops) to strengthen our relationship with the Church and our identity as one of its healing ministries.
  • Leading our palliative care program.

Competitive Compensation / Excellent Benefits / Generous PTO

For us, work is more than the place we go each day. It's an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients so we can provide holistic care that treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Our innovative approach impacts and influences the community that we serve. 

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As a Director of Ethics with Ascension, you will have the opportunity to direct the development and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies for issues regarding bioethics and organizational ethics.

You Will:

  • Develop tools to assist staff with assessing and resolving ethical issues.
  • Collect, analyzes and reports on data patterns and trends related to ethics activities.
  • Provide and coordinates ethics consultations and chart interventions as needed.
  • Assist with developing and providing ethics education resources and programs.
  • Serve as a resource to leadership, committees and teams requiring ethics representation.

What You Will Need


  • Master's in Healthcare Ethics, Bioethics or Theology required.
  • PhD preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience required,10 years preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required, 5 years preferred
  • Experience in a healthcare related field
  • Church relations experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Ascension participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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Job ID: 396353
Category: Mission Integration
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Jacksonville, FL

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