Our well-established and growing interdisciplinary Palliative and Supportive Care Service makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of patients not only locally, but across our entire state and region. The WVU Medicine Palliative and Supportive Care Service provides statewide leadership to the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care, the West Virginia Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) program, and the West Virginia e-Directive Registry. West Virginia’s innovative system for palliative and supportive care is considered a national model. This position provides an opportunity for significant involvement with these programs as well as for the development of a 21 bed freestanding inpatient unit, currently in design, that is a joint venture between the Washington based Capital Caring program and WVU. The unit will serve as the base for both inpatient and outpatient care as well as becoming an incubator for the development of innovative programs for end of life care in a rural environment. The majority of your patient care responsibilities are on the outpatient oncology service, and with less than 25% of time expected to be inpatient work either in WVU Hospital or in the inpatient hospice setting.
Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas of hospice and palliative care. In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will also be actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, it is expected that candidates sustain an outstanding, extramurally supported research program.
Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must have completed an accredited internal medicine or family medicine residency program as a well as a fellowship in hospice and palliative care medicine and be board certified / eligible. For appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellent communication skills, and publications in high-impact journals are required. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.