Associate or Full Professor WOT - SCCA Medical Director Radiation Oncology

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Associate or Full Professor WOT - SCCA Medical Director Radiation Oncology

Seattle, WA
Open Date:
Aug 27, 2019

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Radiation Oncology and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) are seeking a faculty physician who will serve as Medical Director for Radiation Oncology at the SCCA. The selected candidate will be proposed for appointment to the full-time faculty at the University of Washington on clinician-educator pathway as either an Associate Professor or Professor without tenure due to funding with an anticipated start date of 7/1/20. This is a full-time position with a twelve month appointment with salary paid over twelve months for eleven months of service. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Medical Director is responsible for participating in and/or managing all aspects of the Radiation Oncology program, to include clinical, administrative, academic, and research components; management of patient care load within available staffing, to include physicians, consultants and attendings, physician assistants/nurse practitioners and residents; and coordinate resident academic activities with the affiliate department at the University of Washington. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Medical Director will provide medical treatment in both the outpatient clinic and inpatient clinical services. The Medical Director will work with multiple divisions/services throughout the facility to improve outcomes and efficiencies by collaborating with nursing, radiation therapy technical staff, and others to facilitate the operations of radiation oncology to meet common goals. The Medical Director is responsible for the structure and details of physician schedules, relevant to the care of the patient. He/she will ensure providers, including staff, consultants, contractors, attendings, have met facility requirements for privileging, security clearance, computer training and appointment prior to taking call or providing care. The Medical Director will perform components of administrative management, participate in conferences and supervise/train physician assistants, residents and medical student trainees.

Department Overview:

The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2,800 patients yearly from a multi-state region (WWAMI) covering over 25% of the U.S. geographic area. The University of Washington has the only Radiation Oncology Department in North America that has clinical particle beam delivery systems for both proton and neutron therapy. Our clinical approach is collaborative with numerous multidisciplinary clinics and tumor boards. We enjoy strong collaborations with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and several imaging research laboratories. The Department has 24 physicians, 8 advanced practice providers, 22 medical physicists and 2 research faculty, who engage in active multi-disciplinary clinical and basic research. Educational opportunities in our residency programs, fellowship programs and post-doctoral fellowships abound.

The City of Seattle:

The city of Seattle is in proximity to the Pacific coast and mountains with ample year-round outdoor recreational activities along with its rich arts and cultural scene make it one of the most geographically and culturally desirable cities in the U.S. Seattle offers ample opportunity to attend professional sports venues, a myriad of museums and restaurants, music and other cultural events, as well as many outdoor activities, including skiing, boating, walking, hiking and biking, in close vicinity. Seattle is one of the fastest growing and most vibrant metropolitan areas in the U.S. Natural beauty lies within close reach of the city as Washington hosts expansive parks, forests, lakes and mountains.


The successful applicant must have an MD or a DO, or foreign equivalent, and be board certified or eligible in Radiation Oncology; candidates who are board-eligible must become board-certified within two years of taking the position. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) 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.

The incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each patient’s medical need. The incumbent must possess leadership, management, and communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to clinical program growth as well as educational, scientific and outreach efforts relating to these programs. A strong interest and commitment in research and education is expected, as well as strong collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae and letter of interest




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Posted: 9/9/2019
Application Due: 10/20/2019
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