Comprehensive, compassionate care for brain tumor patients. The Department of Neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine is seeking a palliative care specialist at the University of Washington Medical Center, Alvord Brain Tumor Center.
Patients come to the Alvord Brain Tumor Center from across the country for expert and holistic care that includes a precise diagnosis, a personalized care plan and a team of experts who guide them each step of the way, from consultation to treatment and follow-up.
Our care team includes UW Medicine neurooncologists, neurosurgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, neuropathologists, magnate-certified oncology nurses, and cancer specialists who work together to treat all brain and spinal cord cancers, including meningiomas, gliomas, vestibular schwannomas, central nervous system lymphomas, ependymomas, recurrent brain tumors and metastatic cancers.
We offer access to leading-edge techniques, technologies and treatments such as Gamma Knife, proton and photon radiation therapies, chemotherapies (oral and infused), immunotherapies and Optune.
This position will perform palliative care in an academic medical center setting and is expected to have opportunities for both medical education and leadership. The successful candidate will teach and provide clinical services in the areas of palliative care, and have interest in collaborations with clinical research. This position will serve diverse patient populations, including patients with limited or no proficiency in spoken English.
This is a full-time 12-month service period appointment with both clinical and administrative duties, at the Assistant Professor rank (without tenure for reasons due to funding) in the clinician-educator academic pathway. The anticipated start date is February 1, 2020.
Provide 7 to 8 half sessions a week of supportive and palliative care for patients within the Alvord Brain Tumor Center.
Collaborate directly with the multidisciplinary team within the Alvord Brain Tumor Center in patient care.
Collaborate with the palliative inpatient service as appropriate.
Integrate neuro-oncology and palliative care fellows into supportive and palliative care ambulatory practice over time.
Lead the supportive and palliative care ambulatory practice at Alvord Brain Tumor Center.
Coordinate systems to facilitate a supportive and palliative care ambulatory practice at Alvord Brain Tumor Center.
Liaison with Palliative Care Program at University of Washington Medical Center.
Participate in leadership meetings as deemed appropriate by the leadership at Alvord Brain Tumor Center.
Coordinate/facilitate research projects and collaborations within the field of Supportive Care, Palliative Care and Neuro-Oncologic Care as appropriate
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
Requirements include MD, DO, or foreign equivalent degree, eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Washington, and certification or eligibility for certification by the American Board of one of these disciplines: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, or Radiation Oncology. Required to be board certified (or board eligible) in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of their training, research activities, career goals and list of references.
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