Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where our clinicians enjoy a high degree of autonomy with the support of a responsive, physician-led administration.
Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. All three Asante hospitals have earned five stars from CMS for overall quality — the top rating given. In addition, Asante has been named a “Top 15 Health System” 9 years in a row by Watson Analytics!
Asante is looking for an experienced Palliative Medicine physician to join our Palliative Care and Hospice service. This position will be responsible for establishing a new ambulatory clinic, which will be embedded in the Asante Heimann Cancer Center. After successful implementation the clinic will expand to provide embedded service in the regional Heart Care and Lung Care clinics supported by the regions’ largest Oncology, Cardiology and Pulmonary groups.
Asante is Southern Oregon’s largest provider of care with 3 hospitals and a multispecialty physician group providing care to Southern Oregon and Northern California. Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, OR is a 378-bed facility and Level II trauma center, and has an established inpatient Palliative Care service and Hospice service with a progressive Home Health service. With high quality services and the latest medical technology this hospital is the premier referral center for the region, providing superb medical care with genuine human compassion to over 600,000 people.
Annual base salary of $220,000
Annual performance incentives of up to 16% of base salary starting in year 2
Signing bonus of $50,000
Up to $15,000 relocation assistance
Annual CME allowance of $5,000
240 hours (30 clinic days) of authorized time off per year
Excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits
Develop and implement a palliative care clinic in Heimann Cancer Center.
Develop and implement a palliative care clinic in local Heart and Lung Care clinics.
Provide outpatient palliative care consults in conjunction with a social worker.
Collaborate with Asante’s inpatient palliative care and hospice team to ensure continuity of care and appropriate referrals of patients.
Education: Graduate of an accredited medical school. Successful completion of residency training in an ACGME accredited program.
License/Certification: MD or DO licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners; Board Certified/Eligible in Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties; must be eligible as a provider for Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs; Physician shall meet all the qualifications to participate in Asante’s programs for professional malpractice and other liability coverage.
Experience/Skills: Minimum of two years practicing as a Palliative Care physician, or at least two years practicing in a primary medical area before starting a Palliative Medicine fellowship.Ability and willingness to work in team environment; excellent symptom management knowledge and skills; excellent communication skills; compassionate and caring demeanor with patients, families and colleagues; behavior that exemplifies organizational philosophy; positive attitude and enthusiasm for the work.
Prior experience in starting palliative care programs or clinics would be of great value but is not required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Pall Medford
About Asante Health System
Asante is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care system serving 600,000 residents in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We are the region’s top health care provider, with three hospitals and 40 ambulatory clinics. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented in our organization, which is dedicated to high-quality, patient-centered care supported by sophisticated technology. Asante has been named a 15 Top Health System in the nation eight years in a row by Watson Health. In addition, all three of our hospitals have received a 5 star rating from Medicare/Medicaid, the top rating possible. With a workforce of almost 6,000, Asante offers outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth.