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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#113354 Physician, Palliative Care

Extended Deadline: Mon 1/31/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a contract position with the possibility of extension and/or career conversion.


UC San Diego Health is seeking a Palliative Care Physician to provide specialty palliative care services alongside an interdisciplinary team in various UC San Diego Health ambulatory clinic locations such as Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla, Encinitas, and Hillcrest. Incumbent will carry a full patient panel which includes eight sessions a week of in-person and virtual visits. Will also be responsible for precepting learners in clinic (eg. fellows, med students and residents). This position reports directly to Palliative Care Program Director, Associate Program Director and Chief of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care.


  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy

  • Valid California Medical License / DEA

  • Board-Certified or Board-eligible in Palliative Medicine

  • Broad expertise of services in the palliative continuum which may include outpatient, facility-based, home-based, and hospice care.

  • Fellowship training in palliative medicine and experience working with interprofessional palliative care team is preferred.

  • Strong track record in clinical care and collaborating across disciplines

  • Commitment to maintain the highest standards of clinical care, teaching, and professional activities and to develop a climate that supports equality, diversity and inclusion

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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