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Title:  Physician - Medical Oncology Job

Date:  Apr 25, 2024
Facility:  Methodist Cancer Institute (0206)


The Physician is responsible for working with the nursing staff and physicians to ensure the safety and quality of clinical care in the  department of the facility. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Degree Doctor of Medicine.



Board licensed and certified MD or DO in the state of TN or in state of employment and board certified in line of specified practice.












  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. 
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in areas of expertise.
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. 
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.  

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions. 
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
  • Evaluates patient for need for and level of prescription medicines required and considers alternative techniques for patient care.
  • Manages the daily operations of a specific medical program, patient care unit, or research function. 
  • Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.
  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards. 
  • Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
  • Explains procedures and discusses test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
  • Orders, performs, and interprets tests, and analyzes records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients’ condition. 
  • Coordinates work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists and other health care providers.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Pharmaceutical, Infection Control, Patient Care, Oncology, Medical, Science, Healthcare

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