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Director (Medical Oncologist), Cancer Risk & Prevention Clinic

Company: Maine Medical Center
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary Director (Medical Oncologist), Cancer Risk & Prevention Clinic The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute (MMCCI) is seeking a full-time medical oncologist to serve as Director of the Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic (CRPC), which provides essential leadership and service throughout our rapidly evolving MaineHealth Cancer Care Network (MHCCN) and the State of Maine.This physician leader must have demonstrable expertise in predictive and preventive oncology and especially cancer genetics risk assessment and counseling.Additional expertise in molecular oncology is also highly desirable and would add enormous value to our organization. Contemporary comprehensive cancer programs are growing within the MHCCN with an expanding cancer risk program and a newly launched initiative focusing on precision medicine and specifically cancer genomics.There may also be opportunities to participate in the evolving Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI) led by the Jackson Laboratory in partnership with the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. Training and experience in health services research is desired, but not required.Appointment on the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine and participating in the Maine Track program are expected as well. The MMC Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic is an outpatient service that gives primary and specialty care physicians and patients access to state-of-the-art cancer risk assessment and prevention services, particularly for hereditary risk assessment and counseling. The clinic provides hereditary risk assessment and counseling for all types of adult-onset cancers including: colon, breast, ovarian, pancreas, kidney, prostate and skin as well as less common tumors and pediatric cancers. The clinic also supports several telemedicine clinics to expand services in the more rural areas within the MHCCN. Patients and families are referred to the clinic from throughout Maine and parts of New Hampshire. The desired candidate will provide leadership and direction for our growing cancer risk assessment program, attend clinic 3-days per week, and staff telemedicine clinics. The program currently supports 24 full-time and one part-time cancer genetics counselors, with plans to add two more full-time counselors in the next year.The candidate will apply skills to: promote cancer prevention and control by integrating assessment of cancer susceptibility and oncology knowledge into clinical practice; recommend risk-appropriate options for cancer surveillance and prevention as part of comprehensive cancer risk assessment, including imaging, chemoprevention and surgical interventions; understand the medical, legal, and psychosocial ramifications of hereditary cancer susceptibility counseling and testing; demonstrate familiarity with the roles and practical issues of clinical research that are related to Human Subjects Protections, Informed Consent, Institutional Review Board and HIPAA; provide resources and information on current hereditary cancer registries, cancer epidemiology, and cancer prevention studies to patients and professional colleagues; provide research training and support by participating in collaborative institutional and multi-institutional research activities; incorporate web-based resources into ongoing practice-based education, professional development, and research network support; support and promote primary and continuing medical education in predictive and preventive oncology at local and regional levels;support and promote public education in predictive and preventive oncology at local and regional levels; and provide expertise in the evolving field of cancer genomics to support local and regional precision medicine initiatives. Situated on the Maine coast, Portland offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness.The area provides four season recreational opportunities, such as skiing, hiking, sailing, and miles of beautiful beaches.Just two hours north of Boston, this is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant community. For more information, please contact Gina Mallozzi, Physician Recruiter at (207) 661-2092 or Gina.Mallozzi@mainehealth.org. Additional Information MaineHealth was ranked a Best-In-State Employer in 2021 and one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America."MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.orgAt MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parentalleave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Keywords: Maine Medical Center, Portland , Director (Medical Oncologist), Cancer Risk & Prevention Clinic, Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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