Adolescent Health Physician

Location
Tacoma, Washington
Posted
Nov 25, 2022
Ref
ADOLE02384
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Position Type
Permanent
About Us

Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.

Summary

Kaiser Permanente Washington is seeking a candidate for a full -time (0.8FTE) position to join its Adolescent Center, an interdisciplinary health care program that provides comprehensive, integrated medical and behavioral health treatment for adolescents. This position is anchored at the Tacoma South Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington with weekly travel to satellite locations within the region.

We are seeking an Adolescent Medicine physician to join our interdisciplinary team which includes colleagues from the disciplines of psychology, mental health counseling, nursing, child psychiatry, and nutrition. Team members engage in routine consultations to coordinate interdisciplinary care of teen patients.

Clinical care is outpatient specialty care. Competitive applicants will have clinical expertise in gender-affirming health care, eating disorders, mental health, and gynecology with experience placing and removing IUDs and contraceptive implants. Applicants should feel comfortable providing a combination of in-person and virtual care and working with a diverse patient population. If interested, opportunities exist to participate in teaching medical students, residents, and primary care colleagues.

Board Certification (or eligibility) in Adolescent Medicine required; 3-5 years of experience post-fellowship preferred. A commitment to evidence-based care, health equity, and collaborative practice in cooperation with primary care pediatricians and family medicine essential. Position available immediately.

Tacoma South Medical Center is comprised of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Activity, Sports, & Exercise Medicine, The Adolescent Center, Occupational Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Social Work Services. Lab, Pharmacy, and Radiology on site. Office hours are 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday.

As a condition of employment, all clinicians and employees are required to verify COVID-19 vaccination status. As part of the pre-boarding process and before starting work, you will be required to verify your vaccination status, and will be provided an opportunity to apply for an accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, if needed.

Benefits

Benefits include: Full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, CME, long-term disability, long-term care benefits, and the ability to become a shareholder in our group practice. Learn more about WPMG benefits.

Community

Tacoma, locally referred to as “T-Town”, is a mid-sized urban port city and the seat of Pierce County. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of Olympia, and 58 miles northwest of Mt. Rainier National Park. With a population of 198,397, Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma is home to a vibrant, creative community of writers, artists and musicians, photographers, filmmakers, passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners. It also serves as a base for large companies like State Farm, BNY Mellon, Columbia Bank and Key Bank. Drawing families to its charming neighborhoods with big city amenities, true urbanites are drawn to downtown Tacoma for its competitively priced living spaces with sweeping mountain, city and water views.

We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State’s richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.

As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients—the heart of everything we do—first.

Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
    • Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
    • Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
    • Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region

Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other—with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Qualifications

Education

Medical Degree MD/DO or better.

Licenses & Certifications

Washington Medical Lic
DEA License

Experience

3 – 5 years’ experience preferred\nBoard certification in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine and board certification (or eligibility) in Adolescent Medicine are required\n
All applicants must have an unrestricted Washington State Medical License and Federally Issued DEA license.
All applicants must possess a full range of clinical skills and an interest in working with an innovative group practice

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