Inpatient Palliative Care Physician with Washington Permanente Medical Group - Seattle

April 29, 2020

Where

Kaiser Permanente - Washington Permanente Medical Group
Seattle, WA, United States

Description

Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.

Kaiser Permanente - Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a full-time Palliative Care Physician to join our Seattle team based at Swedish Medical Center. Additional clinical support will also be provided at the Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue.

The Palliative Medicine Physician will work within an interdisciplinary team to provide inpatient 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. Consults will be provided to all types of admissions including medical, surgical, and ICU and will augment care provided by the attending hospitalist or surgical team. Our Palliative Medicine Physicians work directly with the patient and their families and caregivers, and their hospital and specialty providers, 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.

As part of a growing service line, 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.

Benefits

Benefits include: Full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, CME, long-term disability, long-term care benefits, and the ability to become a shareholder in our group practice. Learn more about WPMG benefits.

Community

Seattle is a seaport city and the seat of King County. With an estimated 686,800 residents, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015. Named by Kiplinger's as one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade," the Seattle metropolitan region is a great place to live, visit and do business. It's home to some of the most recognizable global companies including Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom, REI, and Alaska Airlines. Whether you're looking for economic opportunity, cultural events or educational excellence, you'll find it—and much more—in Seattle.

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

In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.

As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients—the heart of everything we do—first.

Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
o Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
o Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
o Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region

Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other—with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have completed a Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program BE/BC in Palliative Care

All applicants must possess a full range of clinical skills and an interest in working with an innovative group practice.

Recent experience working in an interdisciplinary team delivering Palliative Care Medicine.

All applicants must have an unrestricted Washington State Medical License and Federally Issued DEA license.

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