The University of Washington (UW) Department of Radiation Oncology and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) are seeking a faculty physician who will serve as Medical Director for Radiation Oncology at the SCCA. The selected candidate will be proposed for appointment to the full-time faculty at the University of Washington on clinician-educator pathway as either an Associate Professor or Professor without tenure due to funding with an anticipated start date of 7/1/20. This is a full-time position with a twelve month appointment with salary paid over twelve months for eleven months of service. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The Medical Director is responsible for participating in and/or managing all aspects of the Radiation Oncology program, to include clinical, administrative, academic, and research components; management of patient care load within available staffing, to include physicians, consultants and attendings, physician assistants/nurse practitioners and residents; and coordinate resident academic activities with the affiliate department at the University of Washington. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The Medical Director will provide medical treatment in both the outpatient clinic and inpatient clinical services. The Medical Director will work with multiple divisions/services throughout the facility to improve outcomes and efficiencies by collaborating with nursing, radiation therapy technical staff, and others to facilitate the operations of radiation oncology to meet common goals. The Medical Director is responsible for the structure and details of physician schedules, relevant to the care of the patient. He/she will ensure providers, including staff, consultants, contractors, attendings, have met facility requirements for privileging, security clearance, computer training and appointment prior to taking call or providing care. The Medical Director will perform components of administrative management, participate in conferences and supervise/train physician assistants, residents and medical student trainees.
The successful applicant must have an MD or a DO, or foreign equivalent, and be board certified or eligible in Radiation Oncology; candidates who are board-eligible must become board-certified within two years of taking the position. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each patient’s medical need. The incumbent must possess leadership, management, and communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to clinical program growth as well as educational, scientific and outreach efforts relating to these programs. A strong interest and commitment in research and education is expected, as well as strong collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams.
The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2,800 patients yearly from a multi-state region covering over 25% of the U.S. The University of Washington is the only radiation oncology department in the United States that has particle delivery systems for both proton and neutron therapy. Technologies include 7 IGRT-capable linear accelerators, the Gamma Knife Icon, one fast neutron therapy and 3 proton therapy units. The Department has direct access to PET/CT including novel tracers, SPECT/CT and MRI, which are integrated into the planning process with standard CT-simulation. We have a broad range of planning systems including RayStation (photon, proton), CMS, and MIM. Our clinical approach is collaborative with numerous multidisciplinary clinics and tumor boards. We enjoy strong collaborations with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and several imaging research laboratories. The University of Washington is located at the center of the Pacific Rim. Its proximity to the coast and mountains combined with its mild climate allows for year-round outdoor recreational activities. Seattle is a growing city and vibrant community that provides diverse arts ...and culture.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity:
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).