Physicians/Surgeons, Physicians: General, Physicians: Specialty
The Department of Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is recruiting a Palliative Medicine Physician with a track record of clinical and educational experience in palliative care.
VAPORHCS provides a full continuum of inpatient, outpatient, long-term, and emergent care, serving nearly 90,000 veterans annually. VAPORHCS hosts 12 national-level Centers of Excellence that lead research efforts across a wide spectrum of medical specialties.
The selected candidate would be joining a well-established Palliative Care Consult Team, which is truly interdisciplinary in its composition. As a clinician-educator, duties would include providing clinical services to hospitalized and clinic patients, as well as providing didactic and bedside teaching to palliative medicine fellows and other trainees who rotate with the consult team. Applicants may be eligible to assume a leadership role. Qualified physicians will receive an academic appointment at Oregon Health & Sciences University.
Bobbie Kirsch, HR Specialist, Recruitment and Staffing, VA Portland HCS, Bobbie.Kirsch@va.gov; PH: (503) 320-8395
Hank S. Laguatan, CMSR National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, Pacific NW (VISN 20) Henry.Laguatan@va.gov; PH: (253) 583-3273 Fax: (253) 589-4140
Sarah Goodlin, MD, PH: (971) 200-0342; Sarah.Goodlin@va.gov
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Meets physical requirements of position as outlined in vacancy announcement
Have passed or be eligible to take the certifying examination in their designated specialty given by their respective boards
Completed an accredited fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in good standing or have grandfathered status in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Have passed or be eligible to take the certifying examination in Hospice and Palliative Medicine of their specialty
Training, certification and/or previous teaching and clinical experience in outpatient and inpatient palliative care settings
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be determined by a compensation panel review upon selection. A recruitment or relocation incentive may be available to a highly qualified candidate.
Internal Number: CBCA-10145330-18-BAK
About VA Portland HCS
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?