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System Director of Ethics

Facility: PeaceHealth
State: Vancouver, Wash.
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Contact Title: Recruitment
Contact Phone: (360) 729-1000
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PeaceHealt h has a wonderful opportunity for you to contribute to our Mission as our System Director of Ethics

In this role, you are responsible for enhancing the awareness and integration of ethics and theology throughout the system, including attention to clinical, organizational, social ethics and our Catholic identity. As a trusted advisor, work collaboratively with the System Leaders and Mission Services team to offer guidance, identify opportunities and develop responses consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values. Oversees system-wide efforts to deepen the application of ethics and theology through education, consultation, ethical discernment and effective support systems to empower effective ethical decision making and operations

Located in the Pacific Northwest, this leadership role is an integral member of the Mission Services team, offering support and guidance across our multi-site health care system including locations in Oregon, Washington, Arkansas

The successful candidate skills include:

  • Develops long- and short-term business strategies, operational plans and oversees implementation.
  • Manages the design, structure, development and planning issues within scope of direction.  
  • Responsible for quality, service and regulatory compliance.
  • Provides strategic leadership and day-to-day management for all aspects of the ethics function; serves as a trusted advisor to leaders across the organization.

Job requirements:

  • Doctorate, Ethics, Social Ethics, Moral Theology, Philosophy, or directly related field is required.
  • Minimum of ten years’ management experience in ethics and/or theology preferably in medical related setting.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a health care setting required.

Vancouver, Washington is a city with much to offer visitors and residents alike, located just across the river from Portland, Oregon. We enjoy a mild climate and just to the North and East, beautiful scenic views and countless outdoor recreational opportunities. Vancouver’s friendly community has quick access to all the metropolitan amenities of Portland, and is home to award-winning schools, affordable housing, and beautiful recreational areas. It truly is a place to experience and love!

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, Wash., community please visit our homepage:

For more information or to apply online: , search for Job ID 146483. Questions related to the position go to (does not accept resumes).


Thank you for your interest!

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Health—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

PeaceHealth is an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.