Palliative Care Physician

April 27, 2020


Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC
Puyallup/Tacoma, WA, United States


Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC is a physician-owned Hematology/Oncology practice actively recruiting for a Palliative Care Physician.

We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and compassionate physician. All of our clinic sites are within a short drive from both Olympia and the greater Seattle areas.

Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC is a very successful and growing practice that has been part of the community for more than 20 years. Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC has several office locations with infusion clinics at our sites owned by our group, with diagnostic and full laboratory capabilities within the practice. In addition, we have a very active clinical research program with one of the largest accrual rates within the Pacific Northwest and are a leader in Value Based Care. 

The Palliative Medicine Physician will work within the multidisciplinary team to provide consultation to patients with serious illness who are seeking assistance with advanced symptom management, clarifying goals of care, addressing end of life issues and care, and transition planning. The Palliative Medicine Physician will work directly with the patient and their families and caregivers, and medical oncologist, to create a customized holistic plan of care. Our goal is to improve patient and caregiver quality of life on their terms and optimize service by aligning clinical care with patient values and goals.

The Palliative Medicine Physician will be a key partner in shaping the care model through active participation in process and quality improvement as well as embracing creative process. The physician will play a lead role in fostering a culture of collaboration and a high functioning team within the Palliative Care Service. Additionally, the Palliative Medicine Physician will be an ambassador to colleagues in promoting awareness, knowledge, and skill in delivering palliative care throughout the medical group.

A successful candidate will be trained in Internal Medicine with a fellowship in Palliative Medicine/Hospice, experience in Oncology and Hematology patient care preferred. Necessary skills also include data management and analysis capabilities to track performance and outcome metrics.

Tacoma, is a mid-sized urban port city and the seat of Pierce County. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of Olympia, and 58 miles northwest of Mt. Rainier National Park. With a population of 198,397, Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma is home to a vibrant, creative community of writers, artists and musicians, photographers, filmmakers, passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners. It also serves as a base for large companies like State Farm, BNY Mellon, Columbia Bank and Key Bank. Drawing families to its charming neighborhoods with big city amenities, true urbanites are drawn to downtown Tacoma for its competitively priced living spaces with sweeping mountain, city and water views. We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State’s richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live. Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.

NWMS provides innovative medical services for patients diagnosed with cancer, blood diseases and infectious diseases. NWMS is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and understanding individual needs. As an independent community cancer center with 5 locations, NWMS strives to bring state of the art, high quality care to patients in their own communities. NWMS is a participating practice in the QCCA and participates in several quality cancer-care initiatives, such as the CMMI’s OCM, American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. With these quality initiatives in place, NWMs has been able to significantly reduce costs and improve the patient experience.

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