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    Specialty: Palliative Medicine Physician-Educator

    Location: San Francisco, CA
    (Physician Foundation Medical Associates - SPMF)

    Opportunity Information
    Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation (SPMF) is a non-profit medical organization affiliated with Sutter Health that provides primary and specialty medical care, research and education. Physician Foundation Medical Associates (PFMA) is a 150+ member multi-specialty group that is physician affiliated with SPMF and the larger Sutter Medical Network. We are rapidly growing in San Francisco and our foundation structure enables clinicians to work within a supportive team to provide excellent care. Our caregivers develop and share best practices, mentor new peers and contribute to clinical initiatives. The collegial environment attracts physicians and advance practice clinicians who are patient-centered, innovative, value teamwork and are committed to excellence.

    PFMA has an exceptional opportunity for a motivated Board Eligible/Board Certified physician in Palliative Medicine to serve as a Clinician Educator at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), in the Departments of Graduate Medical Education and Palliative Medicine.

    This innovative position has been created with the goal of overhauling our Palliative Medicine
    resident education program. The clinician-educator's time will initially be spent in direct resident
    education as well as curriculum development, including online modules and simulated patient
    experiences. During the first year, the candidate will also coordinate the development of an
    outpatient palliative medicine experience for residents and patients. In subsequent years, 50%
    time will be spent on resident education and 50% time will potentially be spent in direct patient
    care,including home based and outpatient clinic visits to patients with advanced illness.

    This grant-funded initiative will not only provide our residents with the skills necessary for
    caring for severely and terminally ill patients, including communication techniques, but also assist
    them in developing methods for self-care to address needs that arise in caring for patients at end
    of life. This skill training will be co-coordinated by our Psychology and Psychiatry staff,
    providing an opportunity for ongoing collaboration and the potential to participate in research
    projects evaluating this novel approach.

    We are an established and growing department of Palliative Medicine with strong institutional
    support. You would be joining a team of two full time MDs and two NPs who enjoy their work and
    the collegial environment at CPMC, while also having the opportunity to explore the beautiful San
    Francisco Bay Area.

    Our ideal candidate will have successfully completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative
    Medicine. Demonstrated passion for education and teaching will be highly valued.

    Join us and you'll enjoy:
    - Competitive Compensation
    - Full Benefit Package
    - Continuing Medical Education (CME) funds and education days
    - Very robust retirement program
    - Shareholder Eligibility
    - Positive work/life balance
    - State of the art electronic health record (EPIC)
    - Group leadership opportunities

    Community Information
    San Francisco is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and is renowned for its temperate weather, steep rolling hills, unique architecture, arts and culture, and fine dining.

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    For more information contact

    For consideration, please email a cover letter and CV to: Catherine Seeley, MD, Medical Director
    Palliative Medicine at CPMC, 415-600-3190, email: and
    Denise Jimenez, Human Resources Manager at

    Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition or pregnancy. Applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws.