Section Chief, Palliative and Supportive Care

Location
Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted
May 01, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

WVU School of Medicine, Department of Medicine seeks a board-certified hospice and palliative care medicine physician to serve as Section Chief of the Palliative and Supportive Care service. Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (the employer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license.  Candidates must have completed an accredited fellowship in hospice and palliative care medicine. Applicants should have strong leadership skills to oversee programmatic and faculty development. Responsibilities also include providing excellent patient care and active involvement in education programs. This position allows you to pursue your academic goals through educating future physicians and participating in clinical research projects.

Our well established and growing interdisciplinary Adult Palliative and Supportive Care Service (there is a separate mature Pediatric service) makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of patients not only locally, but also across our entire state and region. The WVU Medicine Palliative and Supportive Care Service provides statewide leadership to the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care, the West Virginia Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) program, and the West Virginia e-Directive Registry. West Virginia’s innovative system for supportive care is a national model with the e-Directive Registry and POST Paradigm anchoring one of only two mature programs in the country. This position provides an opportunity for significant involvement with these programs. Patient care responsibilities include inpatient consults at Ruby Memorial Hospital and outpatient supportive care at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Physician Office Center in a chronic disease clinic of your interest.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.

Morgantown, WV, located within driving distance of Pittsburgh PA, Baltimore MD and Washington DC, offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one. To learn more, visit www.wvendoflife.org and submit your CV directly to Annette Belcher, Physician Recruiter, at belchera@wvumedicine.org. West Virginia University is an AA/EO employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

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