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Physician - Palliative Care Medical Director

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Job ID: 13270
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is passionate about growing the palliative care and hospice services in Southwest Washington. The PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Palliative Care team is dedicated to easing the fears, anxieties, and discomforts that occur during the advanced stages of illness. The partnering hospitalists and specialists are familiar with palliative medicine, and they are eager for more on-the-ground resources to meet their patients’ needs. Southwest Medical Center (SWMC) provides comprehensive specialty care for more than 280,000 patients annually in Southwest Washington. One of Clark County’s largest employers, PeaceHealth Southwest offers dozens of medical specialty services and programs.

The Medical Director will be responsible for operational leadership for all palliative care services within the assigned region. Provides clinical leadership and expertise within the palliative care clinical team. Proactively identifies opportunities to improve the experience, efficiencies, and effectiveness of care for patients and families as well as the use of resources. Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory, policies, and procedures. Acts as a point person for palliative care education. The ideal candidate will be BC/BE in Hospice & Palliative Care, with experience in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Experience & Training Required:

  • Experience and success in leading and facilitating groups of physicians
    • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience beyond board certification with the preference of one (1) year of administrative experience.
    • Minimum of one (1) year working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Management and leadership experience is preferred.

Why you’ll love the practice:

  • Hospital consult physician position. This role focuses on the inpatient unit, and it will also have oversight for the outpatient program.
  • Join a growing team of providers at SWMC, with a daily inpatient census of 40-60 patients, and support from multiple trained clinicians, including NPs, RNs, and MSWs.
    • Close partnership with our sister hospital St. John Medical Center 45 minutes north of Vancouver.
    • This group has one MD and one NP.
  • The on-site complex case management team, ethics partner, hospital chaplain, and including a partnership with the Ray Hickey Hospice House
  • Opportunity to grow the service line within the region
  • Schedule: Five days weekly, with one of those days being administrative, and no call

Experiencing Vancouver, Washington:

  • Vancouver is located minutes from downtown Portland is a robust city with over 174,000 residents. You will be in a community voted as the friendliest walking & bicycling city in the United States! The city is known for its naturally beautiful scenery, abundant outdoor recreation, diverse cuisine, art walks, contemporary boutiques, and a vibrant farmers market- all nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. 2018 showcased Vancouver’s new 7.3-acre waterfront park that will feature shopping, fine dining, housing units, water sports access, parks, and a 90-cable pier overlooking the Columbia River.

A few of the benefits of our positions:

  • Guaranteed first year salary: $232,428.00
  • Along with a generous employment bonus, relocation assistance, and educational loan reimbursement for those that qualify
  • Integrated physician-led medical group
  • Medical home model with care teams and EPIC health records
  • Fully paid malpractice insurance
  • Educational Loan Reimbursement Program for eligible providers
  • Exceptional retirement plans, health insurance, vision, dental, and optional supplemental plans

About Us: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Click here to view: PeaceHealth System At a Glance and our benefits offered

For more information, please apply today or contact: Lyndse Neppl, Physician Recruiter at [email protected]

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

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