Palliative Oncologist

Parkview Health
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Closing date
Nov 11, 2023

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The Parkview Cancer Institute is looking to recruit a 3rd Palliative Oncologist to join our Palliative, Integrative and Survivorship Oncology team. The ideal candidate is a motivated and innovative physician with a passion for multidisciplinary approach to palliative care in the cancer population. They would join a fully integrated palliative care team that sees patients in all stages in order to ensure the best outcomes and mitigate the burden if cancer care on the patients. We recognize that the integration of palliative care is not just for patient with poor prognosis, but for all patients in order to ensure best outcomes and optimal patient experience. Our palliative oncologists also maintain long term relationships with the patients through the cancer survivorship program. The subspecialty focus for our new recruit would be the breast and gynecology oncology population seeing all stages of patients upfront early in their cancer course, attending tumor board and providing input in a multidisciplinary patient centered approach. There are also opportunities for participation in graduate medical education and research if there is a desire.

There is a rewarding opportunity to join the Parkview Health team and play an essential role in our vision to be the best Regional Cancer Program in the country. Our recruited physicians will have the opportunity to work in a new, 200,000 square foot state of the art cancer institute located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Attached to a tertiary regional medical center, our new, state-of-the-art facility opened its doors in June 2018. Parkview Cancer Institute serves the oncology needs for the Parkview Health system a 2 billion dollar+ not for profit, multihospital entity with oncology cases coming to the institute for specialty cancer care.

We have a novel clinical model which allows for disease site based management. We combined our specialists into clinics based on diseases and wrapped the treatments in concierge level care with world class supportive services.

Our new institute enhances clinical care by incorporating a multidisciplinary approach to care involving medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical subspecialties and other specialties. We also have a robust research infrastructure and teaching opportunities. The cancer institute serves as a tertiary care referral center, and there is opportunity for faculty involvement as well if there is interest by the physician. Connections to industry for trials and opportunities for cooperative and investigator initiated research if there is an interest. We have had approximately 8% of patients on trial. All patients are reviewed at Tumor Board, and supported by a robust navigation and supportive care infrastructure.

The clinical model involves working in multi-specialty tumor site teams, and predominantly outpatient practice with limited call at a single tertiary hospital.

Our physician-led institute, serving northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio population, will empower our patients and their families to get multi-disciplinary treatment they desire in one single location.

We have subspecialty medical oncology & hematology & cancer surgery approach. We are looking for physicians who are focused on high quality subspecialized patient care and can become regional experts.

The Parkview Cancer Institute is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network , a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, to bring the nation s leading cancer expertise to patients in the northeast Indiana region. As a certified member, Parkview Cancer Institute met rigorous standards to participate in MD Anderson s quality improvement and best practices program. It is also a COC accredited comprehensive community cancer center with multiple subspecialty accreditations.

As an employed physician of Parkview Health, you may receive an excellent salary package beyond other tertiary centers. The benefit program provides a comprehensive array of benefits and services to employed physicians, including, but not limited to, highly competitive salaries plus annual incentive compensation opportunity, commencement bonus, student loan assistance up to $150k, paid relocation, paid malpractice insurance, match retirement contribution plan, flexible spending accounts, health insurance, life insurance, long and short term disability, dues, licensure & memberships, annual physician allowance (for CME s and other qualified expenses) as well as many other non-traditional benefits.

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