• Palliative Care Physician

    Portland Metro Area
    Full/Part Time
    Full Time
    Req ID
  • Overview

    Northwest Permanente, P.C. is currently seeking Board Certified or Eligible Palliative Medicine physicians to join our growing medical group.  This physician will be part of a 13-physician/provider team in Portland, Oregon.  Board certification or eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is required. Fellowship training is desired. Candidates should have excellent communication, collaboration, and primary care medical skills.  This opportunity will specifically focus on our Inpatient consultation service.  Our Inpatient Palliative Care programs have become integral to the care of patients with complex illnesses and are very well received by referring providers, patients and families.  In addition, for those interested, there is ample opportunity to become involved in the continuing education of nurses and hospitalists.


    This is an exciting time to work in the department of hospice and palliative medicine at Northwest Permanente.  The opportunities for palliative care clinicians are challenging and varied, and there is broad institutional support for our mission.  As a member of our group, you will practice in a supportive and collegial environment, as an essential member of the care team.  We have our own hospice program, integrated clinic-based palliative care and home-based palliative care, as well as an inpatient consultation service.  Our programs are comprehensive, well-rooted and under a unifying umbrella of Kaiser Permanente.  A major advantage of our contained system is the ability to provide seamless transitions for our palliative care patients with tight interfaces between primary care, inpatient care, home health and geriatric services. The common electronic medical record and electronic prescribing are key to the quality of care we provide our patients.  


    The mission of the Hospice and Palliative Care team is to provide comprehensive care to patients with serious life limiting illness, focusing on the multiple aspects of suffering: physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual.  The team at Sunnyside Medical Center is staffed by a physician, nurse practitioner, medical social worker and palliative care nurse.  This is a high-volume consult service seeing patients on medical/surgical units, ICU/CCU and neurology units.  The Westside Medical Center is staffed by a physician, medical social worker and nurse with time divided between morning clinic and an afternoon Inpatient consultation service. Both inpatient teams can provide ongoing support during the entire hospitalization with focus on symptom management and psychosocial issues.  To best meet the spiritual needs of our patients, there is also close collaboration with hospital chaplaincy.


    Northwest Permanente, P.C. is a self-governed (physician led), multi-specialty group of over 1500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for over 600,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's pre-eminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated and high quality care.


    At Northwest Permanente, P.C., health care specialists in all disciplines will discover opportunities to forge their own unique career paths in an innovative and collaborative professional community.


    Collaborative Care

    Our team members take great pride in providing excellent, patient-centered care. This is why we strive to reciprocate their efforts by offering them the meaningful work, team-based care, and personal recognition that help create the best possible work experience.


    Excellent Opportunities

    When you choose a career with us, you are also afforded a variety of opportunities to grow or hone your skills set. We offer leadership, research, and teaching opportunities, as well as new physician mentorship programs, cross-specialty collaboration, career growth and stability. In addition, we provide highly competitive compensation and benefits, and award-winning health and wellness programs for physicians, staff, and their families.


    Innovating Medical Care

    When you join our remarkable team of physicians, surgeons, clinicians, administrative professionals, researchers, and educators, you will find a place where you can be proud to build your career and make your unique contribution to the medical world.


    At Northwest Permanente, P.C., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente, P.C. believes that diversity, inclusion, and equity among our employees is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.



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