Dignity Health - Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
625 N 6th St Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
About the Position
Dignity Health Arizonas goal is to create and sustain a best-in-class cancer treatment and research program that produces good outcomes for patients, is efficient and effective, respects and includes our community partners and creates a desirable work place for staff and faculty. As our Oncology Programs continue to grow we have the need to add a staff physician to our existing Supportive Care and Survivorship Program (SC&SP). The general focus of the SC&SP is to improve the quality of life of our oncology patients by managing symptoms, including pain, in all stages of disease and treatment, including late and long-term side-effects. Our program currently includes a pain and palliative specialist, social worker, clinical dietician, rehabilitation specialist, and a speech pathologist. This physician will participate in the clinical care of patients (both inpatient and outpatient), tumor boards, teaching, research, patient safety and quality initiatives. *We have recently added a Sexual Health and Healing Program to our Program!
This physician will report to the Medical Director for the SC&S Program and work collaboratively and effectively with the SC&S team members, the disease-site oncology multidisciplinary teams, hospitalists, the VP, Oncology Services and administrative team members, and all other staff who support cancer patients and cancer services in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
D. or D.O.
AZ Medical License,
Board certified in an appropriate specialty
Willing to participate in teaching and research activities
Acceptable references from supervisor, peer, subordinate and a registered nurse
Willing to abide by and promote the mission and values of Dignity Health and CommonSpirit Health.
About St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
We are incredibly proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education, and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Dignity Health Cancer Institute, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph's is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital's patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph's.
U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. Also, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center has consistently been named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.
About Phoenix, AZ
Like its legendary namesake rising out of the ashes, the greater Phoenix area has emerged as one of the bright metropolitan areas of the 21st century. The Phoenix area encompasses more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa, and all serve as a timeless Southwestern backdrop to the spirit of Puebloans, cowboys, miners and visionaries. Recently, the Census Bureau named Arizonas Maricopa County, which includes the greater Phoenix metro area, the county with the nations highest annual population growth. Home to more than 6 million residents where everyone has a sunny disposition, the Phoenix area also ranks as the fifth-largest city in the United States. Phoenix is a premier destination offering the best of both worlds: a growing and diverse economy and a great place to live with more than 300 sun-filled days a year and an almost endless supply of attractions including:
189 city parks, 33,000 acres of desert preserves and 200 miles of trails
Host to MLB Spring Training and the annual Fiesta Bowl!
Home of the Phoenix Open and 200 golf courses
Professional sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Cardinals.
Host to 5 Fortune 500 company headquarters
The Best Mexican Food North of the Border!
Affordable housing and cost of living
A family-friendly area, with the Childrens Museum of Phoenix, ample youth sports and athletic leagues, the Challenger Space Center Arizona, a wide variety of school options, including public, private, magnet and charter, the Phoenix Zoo, large water parks, SEA LIFE Arizona, and many more!
The Phoenix area is also a destination for people from all over the world to receive outstanding healthcare. This is particularly true of Dignity Healths St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center - home to the world-renown Barrow Neurological Institute and The Norton Thoracic Institute - #1 lung transplant program in the U.S. - as well as many other world-class healthcare services and teaching programs.
We know that humankindness is powerful medicine. After more than a century of experience, we’ve learned that modern medicine is more effective when it’s delivered with compassion. We are successful because we know that the word care is what makes health care work. At Dignity Health, our humankindness is extended to every member of the team. We take a holistic approach to letting our people know that they truly matter.
We chose the name Dignity Health because the value of dignity is woven into the fabric of our culture. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.
We offer a supportive, collegial environment, with a staff that’s passionate about bringing the very best practices to patient care. We are an organization committed to facility infrast...ructure, the latest technology and effective communication. Most of all, you will discover the spirit, idealism and family-friendly environment that comes with a mission driven, not-for-profit healthcare organization.
"Hello humankindness starts with the proven idea that human connection leads to better health."