Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is looking for a Chief of Palliative Care. We are seeking a visionary leader who can leverage newly committed institutional support to grow and sustain the program, and do so in a manner that advances the field of palliative care.
The Chief will lead a strong academic and clinical palliative care team, will engage with a vibrant palliative care community, and will be responsible for charting the course and advancing the program in areas related to improving care of the seriously ill, training the next generation of leaders, and integrating with the growing body of palliative researchers conducting policy-relevant research.
The Chief 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.
The ideal candidate will bring a vision. She or he will seek to partner this vision with our own and build upon our current strong relationships while capitalizing on his/her own creativity and personal strengths.
Functions and duties of the position:
Fostering of innovation and collaboration is at the heart of this position. The primary areas of focus will be on leadership, program development and expansion of inter-professional education and scholarship across the institution and region, including support of our growing fellowship program.
We are a seasoned and robust inter-disciplinary team that prides itself on teamwork, education and service excellence. The current program provides inpatient and outpatient care and consists of three physicians, five Advanced Practice Providers and two Social Workers with support from hospital chaplaincy. The Chief will serve on our clinical team as well as offer mentorship to support professional development of the palliative care team members.
Oregon Health & Science University is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our palliative care team and the OHSU community strive to find the perfect work/life balance. This offers the opportunity to enjoy the nearby coast, mountains, sports teams, food carts, and the amazing outdoor life that Portland and the Northwest have to offer.
OHSU 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 email@example.com.
MD or DO
Licensed to practice medicine in Oregon
Board certified in Hospice/Palliative Medicine
Desired Skills and Experience:
Palliative Medicine fellowship training
History of successful leadership in the field
Five (5) years clinical experience beyond board certification and 1 year of administrative experience preferred
Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team
Experience with philanthropy and/or obtaining external funding
Current state medical license and in good standing with medical board
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: IRC57036
About Oregon Health & Science University
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.