Palliative Care Physician and Medical Director (Providence St. Peter Hospital)

Olympia, Washington
Closing date
Dec 26, 2022

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Hospice / Palliative Medicine
Full Time
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Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) Southwest Washington Service Area (SWSA) is seeking a board-certified/board-eligible Palliative Care physician medical director to join its interdisciplinary team in beautiful South Puget Sound. This position is a split between clinical care and administrative work. The Palliative Care Regional Medical Director will see patients as part of the interdisciplinary palliative care team and also shares responsibility for strategic planning and programmatic growth with the SWSA Director for Palliative Care. In addition, the medical director provides clinical expertise and support to clinicians within the Southwest Washington Palliative Care services program to improve care for inpatient and ambulatory patients with serious and/or life-threatening illnesses. This is an incredible opportunity to be part of an innovative, mature, highly functioning program within the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Full-time clinic position with dedicated time for administrative medical directorship role
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine (HPM) fellowship training preferred; HPM certification or eligibility required
  • Inpatient care will be at Providence St. Peter Hospital (Olympia) and Providence Centralia Hospital (30 minutes south of Olympia)
  • Outpatient care will be at the clinic (across the street from St. Peter Hospital)
  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits

Where You'll Work

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed regional referral center on a 173-acre campus in downtown Olympia. Listed in U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 5 Best Regional Hospitals in Washington for 2019, St. Peter offers a respected family medicine residency program and has a Level III trauma center, as well as a 24-hour stroke service. Providence St. Peter has earned Nursing Magnet status and been ranked in the top 4 percent of hospitals in the nation.

Where You'll Live

Olympia is on the southern tip of scenic Puget Sound, which offers an abundance of activities from beachcombing to salmon fishing to sailing. Olympia and its primary neighboring cities of Tumwater and Lacey have a population of 250,000, offering an abundance of culture, entertainment and an outstanding school system from elementary through university, including The Evergreen State College and Saint Martin's University.

Who You'll Work For

Providence is a nationally recognized, comprehensive health care organization spanning seven states with a universal mission – to provide compassionate care to all who need its services, especially the poor and vulnerable. Its 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services. Providence: one name, one family, one extraordinary health system.

Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran

Job ID Number: 16814

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