Director of Supportive and Palliative Care

Merritt Hawkins
Iowa City, Iowa
May 03, 2021
May 03, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
Job Description & Requirements
Director of Supportive and Palliative Care - in Iowa
StartDate: 10/01/2021

The University of Iowa is seeking a physician board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine to serve as Director of an established and vibrant Supportive and Palliative Care program. The academic appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor level, either in the Clinician Educator (Clinical Track) or Tenure Track, commensurate with experience. Candidates must have an MD or equivalent degree and have completed an ACGME-accredited Residency Program. A minimum of five years of experience in adult palliative medicine is required; clinical and teaching experience in a multidisciplinary academic medical center program is preferred. Demonstrated experience promoting a diverse workforce/academic environment is required.

The Supportive and Palliative Care Program is based within the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and has grown substantially since its creation in 1999. It consists of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, supportive care nurses, pharmacists, clinical psychologist, music therapist, chaplains, social worker, and volunteers. The Program also recruits two Hospice and Palliative care fellows each year and provides teaching to a variety of fellows, residents, and students from across the institution. Faculty scholarship includes grant funding and numerous publications and presentations at national meetings. The Supportive and Palliative Care Program also has significant philanthropic support and is working with University of Iowa Healthcare leadership on plans to create a multidisciplinary Palliative Care Institute.

Additional Details:
  • Clinical position with protected time for administrative duties and academic endeavors.
  • ACGME accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship where fellows train with multi-disciplinary teams; work with diverse patient populations and families; build skills in the comprehensive care of patients in inpatient, outpatient, and home settings; and conduct scholarly work.
  • University of Iowa Health Care is consistently ranked among the best locations in the country to train, work, and receive care by Forbes, U. S. News & World Report, and many other respected outlets.
In addition to practicing at a highly ranked medical school, you will live in one of the most well-educated and safest communities in the country. Iowa City, Iowa offers a cosmopolitan flavor without the traffic, crime, or high cost of living associated with a metropolitan area. Iowa City
  • Outstanding public schools, typically ranked in the top 1% nationally
  • World-class entertainment, eclectic culinary experiences, as well as an abundance of literary, musical, and cultural opportunities
  • Gorgeous custom homes built on large lots with prices under $150/sq ft.
  • Easy drive to Chicago, Madison, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, and Minneapolis
  • International airport access
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.

Candidates interested in this position must submit an inquiry through Merritt Hawkins to be considered.

Required Qualifications
Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

About the Company
Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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