Region Director Clinical Ethics

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The Region Director Clinical Ethics establishes the structure and processes for Ethics Committees and Ethics Consultation teams throughout the Peaks Region and works toward full implementation of Proactive Integrative Ethics. The Region Director provides on call support when needed to all Care Sites in the Peaks Region for complex situations.


Along with offering a chance to work in a stable, strong, mission-based environment, the Region Director of Clinical Ethics provides the opportunity to experience Colorado’s diverse culture and incredible landscape. You’ll be able to explore abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, hiking, and fishing, as well as stunning national parks and forests, all within hours of where you’ll call home. Becoming a part of the Intermountain team means gaining a family and finding a place to plant your roots.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind, and spiritual well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling, and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


This is an exempt, full-time position located in the Front Range of Colorado (Denver Metro area). To show our commitment to you and assist with your transition into our organization, we may offer a sign-on and relocation bonus when applicable.


With this position, you are eligible to participate in an annual pay-for-performance opportunity (“AP4P”). This plan enables Intermountain Health to provide leaders with an additional performance compensation opportunity. The AP4P opportunities are calculated as a percentage of your base salary. Awards are paid out based on attainment of selected Intermountain Health Board-approved goals.


The Region Director Clinical Ethics reports directly to the Region Vice President Ethics and Church Relations and works collaboratively and in close communication with Regional Vice Presidents of Mission Integration, Mission leadership, Ethics Committee Chairs, clinical staff, and the Chief Catholic Mission Officer.


As the Region Director of Clinical Ethics, you will:


  • Continue to build the Ethics infrastructure to fully implement, support and maintain Proactive Integrative Ethics at all care sites in a manner that supports and demonstrates value to patient care and the patient experience.
  • Collect and compile statistical information to demonstrate the value of Proactive Integrative Ethics on patient care, length of stay, readmission rates, and in terms of financial return on investment, etc.
  • In collaboration with the chairs of the care site ethics committees, assess the needs of each Ethics Committee, and develop and deliver a structured plan to educate and equip Ethics Committees and Consultation Teams to function with a high degree of skill and autonomy.
  • Continue to build consistency in the structure and delivery of Clinical Ethics throughout the Peaks Region.
    24-hour availability in providing support to Ethics Committees is required, as well as periodic coverage for the Region Vice President Ethics and Church Relations.
  • Round with ICU teams and other high utilization care teams providing education and assistance in implementing Proactive Integrative Ethics.
  • Provide education, seminars, materials, and presentations to nursing, medical and support staff, residency programs, and other identified groups on Clinical Ethics and Proactive Integrative Ethics.
  • Be accountable for compliance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Health Care Services.
    Assess and develop a plan for proactive integrative ethics support and education in the ambulatory (clinic) setting.
  • Support and provide presentations and training in collaboration with the Formation programs developed and offered by the Formation department.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Ethics or equivalent education
  • Clinical health care ethics experience. Along with demonstrated evidence of understanding and ability to represent and apply the moral teachings of the Catholic Church to clinical ethics matters.
  • Experience in ethics collaboration in a broad spectrum of healthcare environments
  • Knowledge: Demonstrates a thorough familiarity with a fluency in the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and understanding of the Catholic moral tradition in pluralistic contexts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • “Healthcare Ethics Consultant – Certified”
  • Doctoral degree


Communication skills: Ability to communicate with a wide variety of associates, clinicians, patients, and leadership. Excellent presentation skills are required with fluency in developing electronic presentations. Proficiency in collaboration and networking skills are required. Strong oral and written communication skills are required.


Ability and discipline to work semi-autonomously: Is able to work and meet task expectations with minimal amount of direct supervision. Requires a capacity for prioritizing tasks, meeting performance standards, and exercising accountability in a matrix reporting structure.


Leadership skills: Must demonstrate ability in working with diverse groups of stakeholders to move to common goals and decisions. Must be able to form and foster group cohesion. Have capacity to tolerate ambiguity and navigate power dynamics.


Travel: Willingness to travel as needed and as assigned.

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Peaks Regional Office


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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$47.58 – $87.26

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