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Support Oncology Physician Lead, System

Intermountain Health
Salt Lake City, Utah
$300K+ base salary + sign-on bonus + student loan repayment + relocation
Closing date
Mar 23, 2024

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Palliative Care
Full Time

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Essential Job Duties

General Responsibilities.

As System Lead, Physician shall:

  • Patient Care Services. Develop a part-time subspecialty clinical practice, working closely with Intermountain Medical Group leadership;
  • Development Team Participation. Provide clinical expertise within multi-disciplinary teams as appropriate, which includes participation in clinical teams and workgroups, to provide development of supportive care standards including symptom management, end of life planning, site of service optimization, etc.;
  • Clinical Outcomes and Research. Provide leadership and clinical expertise in the development of research opportunities and building of a clinical knowledge base through the following efforts:
  • Provide supportive care-specific clinical expertise to Intermountain programs and teams, as appropriate;
  • Develop supportive care specific quality of care initiatives and expertise system-wide for Physician’s subspecialty, which includes supportive care-specific clinical outcome initiatives and supportive care-specific program development;
  • Collaborate with established Clinical Trial Program to expand and utilize research into novel treatment approaches;
  • Develop optimal care delivery pathways for supportive care -specific initiatives, including quality care and value care initiatives;
  • Participate in clinical trials and cancer genomics, including cooperative group trials, industry-sponsored trials, investigator-related studies, biologics and tissue research, and genetics and familial studies; and
  • Regularly participate in Intermountain-based research to contribute to publications, disseminating research findings using appropriate media;
  • Clinical Informatics.
  • Collaborate with Intermountain Informatics teams to enhance and develop care process models within Intermountain’s iCentra EMR; and
  • Develop and monitor quality of care and outcomes measures and advise on required informatics infrastructure.
  • Program Development/Community Outreach.  Provide leadership and clinical expertise in developing relationships and providing education to develop the program and Intermountain cancer services, including:
  • Work in conjunction with the Intermountain Oncology Clinical Program to enhance best practice and develop clinical outcome measures related to supportive care;
  • Collaborate with the Intermountain Clinical Programs to develop best practice models for the development Shared Accountability and Value Improvement efforts; and
  • Provide education/community practice outreach, including making presentations to other outreach communities, medical staffs, and clinical practices;
  • Quality Management.
  • Participate in Intermountain’s overall quality management program, including initiatives to identify, measure, stabilize, and improve key processes related to services within the Oncology Clinical Program; and
  • Participate in Academic Supportive Care services at peer review meetings, tumor boards, and in preparation of case presentations, as appropriate;
  • Intermountain Collaborative Programs.  Foster, advocate, and promote collaborative relationships between Intermountain and premier collaborative institutions, which includes:
  • Working collaboratively with clinical leaders at Intermountain to identify and implement collaborative quality improvement and clinical outcomes and research initiatives;
  • Facilitating research cooperation and data sharing, as appropriate;
  • Working with oncology clinicians and researchers to identify collaborative opportunities for clinical trial development and support research cooperation; and
  • Assisting in promoting the activities and goals of collaborative institutions.
  • Provide patient care that meets or exceeds the standard of care for the specialty(s) or subspecialty(s) of practice.
  • Perform patient care duties at the location(s) and according to the schedule determined by the specialty and site of care.
  • Maintain the volume of care defined by the standards set by the specialty and site of care.
  • Engage in effective, professional collaboration with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Adhere to all professional expectations as set forth in the Intermountain Physician & APP Handbook, your letter of agreement, Intermountain policies and procedures, and medical staff bylaws of Intermountain facilities where privileged.
  • As a formal or informal leader, you must role model our values and professionalism, create and nurture a psychologically safe workplace and team with those who support you in caring for those you have the privilege

Minimum Requirements

  • Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree; or equivalent if education completed outside the United States
  • Completion of graduate medical education training program in the specialty(s) or subspecialty(s) of practice.  Graduate education must be obtained through an ACGME or AOA accredited institution
  • ABMS or equivalent AOA Board Certification in the specialty(s) or subspecialty(s) of practice
  • Active Medical Licensure, or in the process of obtaining licensure, is required in the state in which physician will practice.
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.


About us.


Intermountain Health is an integrated, not-for-profit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, and a medical group with more than 3,800 employed physicians and advanced practice providers across seven-states in the mountain west.  We are united in our shared mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.


What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Health?


It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where providers and caregivers can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each caregiver and volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together. Committed to the best in research and most advanced technology, the results are better clinical patient outcomes.


Life in the Mountain West! 


From large metropolitan areas to small tight-knit communities and everything in between, there's no shortage of outdoor adventures and breathtaking landscapes to explore. Enjoy world-class ski resorts, biking, hiking, rock climbing, boating, national parks, golfing, fly-fishing and hunting at its best.  And don't forget relaxing spas, resorts, and nightlife. Discover boutiques, breweries, farmers markets, and unique wineries, all in states that offer family communities where you can vacation literally in your backyard. 




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