Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Portland, OR, United States


The Section of Palliative Care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is seeking a palliative medicine physician to join the inpatient and outpatient palliative care teams. We are looking for an energetic physician who has completed fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine and wants to develop a career in palliative care and early integration of palliative care services for patients with serious illness. The appointee in this position is responsible for the provision of Palliative Care Consultation and longitudinal care coordination in the Supportive and Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic.

The physician will teach trainees and support staff in their area of professional expertise. Teaching is done through assigned lectures to be given during the course of the year and through teaching in the course of performing their own job by modeling best practices, mentoring trainees, guiding learning through delegating graduated and focused levels of responsibility. Assistant Professors have a demonstrated competence in teaching and are knowledgeable about relevant guidelines from all applicable regulating bodies. (E.g. ACGME competencies for clinical faculty).

The physician will provide an outstanding level of professional performance (e.g. quality of clinical care for clinical faculty). Professional performance is to be delivered in a manner that is compliant with the regulations and guidelines of all relevant regulating bodies (e.g. JCAHO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, OHSU IRB, NIH and all other state, federal, and institutional regulatory guidelines). Treats all patients, research subjects, trainees and co-workers with dignity and respect. Reports to the Palliative Care Section Chief. 

Overall, the appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the University's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service. Appointee shall have a demonstrated competence in patient care and teaching/mentorship.

MD/DO with ACGME Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship training required.
Board certified or eligible in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.
1 year experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Current Oregon state medical license and in good standing with medical board.
Excellent skills in working with teams, communication with patients, families, and consulting services.

Department Overview:
The OHSU Adult Palliative Care team provides tertiary care to seriously ill patients across OHSU Hospital and ambulatory palliative care services at the Knight Cancer Institute. The applicant will join a rich culture of excellence and innovation in palliative care at OHSU, including nationally recognized leaders and researchers in adult and pediatric palliative care, home of the Center for Ethics in Health Care, originator of the POLST, and a nationally recognized NCI accredited cancer center, the Knight Cancer Institute.

Additionally, OHSU and the Portland VA Medical Center support Oregon’s only accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. OHSU is a 550-bed Magnet hospital with level-1 trauma designation, is the only academic hospital in Oregon, and has made an institutional commitment to being anti-racist.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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