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Program Director-Nursing Ethics

System Services
Date Posted
07 November, 2023
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Program Director-Nursing Ethics

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Job Description


Indiana University Health Ethics seeks a Nurse Ethicist to lead, expand, and sustain an existing program in Nursing Ethics.  The ethics resources at IUH are comprised of the IUH Department of Clinical and Organizational Ethics and the endowed Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable moving fluidly between both entities, as well as the Indiana University School of Nursing, which serves as one of IUH’s primary academic partners.  This individual will serve as a resource and offer guidance regarding nursing ethics, as well as assist more broadly in the clinical ethics programs at IUH.  Specifically, this person will serve as an instructor in academic courses in applied ethics particularly within the IU School of Nursing, and act as a liaison for IU Health's other academic partners.  The candidate will further be responsible for mentoring nurses and other health care providers, as well as teaching in the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics Fellowship in Clinical Ethics.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program is required.
  • Advanced degree in either Nursing (MSN, PhD) or Bioethics (MA, PhD, D.Be.) is required. Terminal degree is preferred.
  • For candidates whose advanced degree is in Nursing, candidates must have completed additional training or education in Bioethics (fellowship, certificate program, degree concentration, or minor).
  • Requires 5-10 years of experience as a clinical nurse ethicist providing ethics consultations, including serving on call (24/7) for clinical ethics consultation services. 
  • Requires 7-10 years of relevant experience.
  • HEC-C completion or eligibility with willingness to complete HEC-C within one year of hire date.
  • Requires demonstrated success developing and growing programs in Bioethics, and/or collaborating in the development of such programs, with expertise developing programming in Nursing Ethics.
  • Must have significant experience and expertise in research and scholarship in the area of Bioethics/Clinical Ethics, including a dossier that includes both solo-authored and collaboratively produced publications. Substantial experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods is preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership experience in a healthcare organization and complex work environment.
  • Requires current state of Indiana license as a Registered Nurse within 6 months of hire date.


Key Relationships

Reports to: Vice President, Clinical and Organization Ethics


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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