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Palliative Care Physician

Employer
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Location
Morgantown, West Virginia
Closing date
Dec 12, 2024

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Specialty
Hospice / Palliative Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine seeks a Palliative Care Physician (ranks available: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor). The successful candidate will be expected to practice in Morgantown, WV.

Depending on operational needs, a successful candidate may also be assigned to provide services at additional worksites in West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In such instances, travel would be anticipated and expected to fulfill said duties at these additional sites.

Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas of Palliative Care medicine. In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will also be actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible for state medical license. Successful candidate must have completed residency in internal medicine or family medicine and fellowship in palliative care by the time of appointment.  Successful candidates must be board certified / eligible in Palliative Medicine. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

The Section of Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospice at WVU has the main mission to advance health care and quality of life for older people and those with serious illnesses. 

Our Palliative Medicine and Hospice team provides patient and family centered care that offers quality of life for patients with life limiting illnesses by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering.  Inpatient and outpatient services are provided, including local nursing homes. 

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of eighteen member hospitals and three hospitals under management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.

The WVU Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers 2021.”

Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate.  The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one.  To learn more, https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/medicine/sections-of-medicine/geriatrics-palliative-medicine-hospice/ and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers/

For additional questions, please contact Joe Lombardi, Senior Physician Recruiter & Talent Advisor, Joseph.Lombardi1@wvumedicine.org

West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

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