Faculty physician (Assistant Professor) - Palliative Medicine and Psychology/Oncology
Oregon Health & Science University
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Academic / Research
Hospital, Public and Private
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2023-21859
The Knight Cancer Institute, and the Section of Palliative Care, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology seek a skilled physician to develop a program in palliative psychiatry and psycho-oncology. The Section of Palliative Care is a robust academic teaching and clinical service with care delivery in the Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic at the Knight Cancer Institute. We seek a physician trained in psychiatry with additional fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine to join our growing practice. The clinician will partner with the Department of Psychiatry in the delivery of psycho-oncology services for the Knight Cancer Institute, and integrate mental health clinical practice for the Supportive and Palliative Care clinical ambulatory service.
The duties of this position are in support of the missions, goals and objectives of OHSU and the School of Medicine and include: participate in the education of medical students and house staff in accordance with assignments to the department by the Curriculum Committee and Chair; participate in administrative committees and councils of the OHSU as approved by the Chair and Division Head; engage in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups with knowledge and consent of the Chair and Division Head.
It is anticipated your job will be made up of the following components: Clinical, Teaching Research/Academic, and Outpatient Service. This position will maintain both a palliative care outpatient practice, and serve as a practicing physician within the established psycho-oncology program. Position requirement is dual-board certification/board-eligibility in Palliative Medicine and Psychiatry.
MD, MD/DO, or MD/PhD
Licensed to practice medicine in Oregon
Board eligible/certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Board eligible/certified in Psychiatry
Fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Desire to deliver the best care possible to cancer patients in a clinical research environment
Must possess a proven track record of teaching, , clinical or population research and patient care excellence.
Proven success in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
History of success in obtaining extramural funds for clinical trials and/or basic science research
Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally recognized health and research university. With over 14,000 employees, OHSU is one of the state’s largest employers, providing excellent job opportunities, career growth and a very competitive total rewards package. OHSU is located in beautiful Portland, which is consistently ranked one of the most desirable places to live, and offers ready access to a vibrant city as well as a vast array of outdoor activities.The Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU is an international leader in cancer research and precision treatment. Our institute’s director, Brian Druker, M.D., helped usher in the era of precision cancer medicine with research that led to the breakthrough drug Gleevec®. The Knight Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle, an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers. It is also the headquarters for the NCI’s SWOG collaborative, a cancer research cooperative group that designs and conducts multidisciplinary clinical trials to improve the practice of medicine.The Knight Cancer Institute has attracted both public support and private philanthropy to b...uild upon its scientific and clinical leadership. Most recently, it completed a campaign to raise $1 billion in new funding to expand its expertise in precision medicine with a plan to improve the early detection of lethal forms of the disease. These collaborations have enabled the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to recruit and retain some of the world’s top scientists and clinicians to pursue its comprehensive strategy.