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Chief, Rapid Diagnosis, Early Detection and Risk Reduction Service

Company: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York
Posted on: July 10, 2024

Job Description:

Pay Range: $375,000 - $450,000 Company Overview: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the world's premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The blending of research with patient care is at the heart of everything they do. The institution is a comprehensive cancer center whose purposes are the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through laboratory and clinical research, and the training of scientists, physicians and other health care workers. Job Description: The Division of Supportive and Acute Care Services in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center seeks to recruit an exceptional academic physician and leader to serve as the Chief of the Rapid Diagnosis, Early Detection and Risk Reduction (RaDaR) Service. The Division of Supportive and Acute Care services is comprised of four services including RaDaR, Hospital Medicine, Supportive Care and Emergency Care Services that support patients across the cancer continuum. -The Rapid Diagnosis, Early Detection and Risk Reduction (RaDaR) Service:The newly named service combines a Section of Geriatrics (currently four geriatricians and two geriatric nurse practitioners) with a Section of General Internal Medicine (currently five general internists and one family medicine physician). The overall aim is to support the non-oncologic medical management of people before, during, and after a diagnosis of cancer so that they may live well. -The Service Chief will report to the Head of the Division of Supportive and Acute Care Services and will have programmatic oversight and responsibility for the Service and faculty. The Service Chief will work to shape the strategic and programmatic priorities for the Service. S/he will oversee the clinical operations, talent acquisition and retention, research, philanthropy, professional development, mentorship, and teaching.Faculty members provide medical care to persons across the lifespan who are at risk for or living with cancer or its complications in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The Service Chief support recruitment and professional development of faculty and development of programs that align with MSK's strategic plan. The clinical, research and teaching mission of the RaDaR service is aligned around three workstreams:1. Early Detection and Diagnosis (DETECT): Responsibilities include oversight and direction of efficient cancer screening in high-risk populations including individuals with a cancer history, genetic risk or pre-malignant condition. This also includes coordination of rapid diagnostic evaluations for individuals with suspected but unconfirmed cancer diagnosis.2. Risk Reduction (PREPARE): Responsibilities include mitigation of risk for individuals whose medical histories or age may complicate cancer treatment. This includes peri-operative management and participation in treatment decision making based on a whole person perspective. In particular, geriatricians on the service support patients in partnership with their surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists to formulate treatment plans that minimize risk and align with patients' goals.3. Survivorship (THRIVE): Responsibilities include supporting cancers in the survivorship phase who have complex medical needs. Most cancer survivors continue follow-up with their primary service (e.g., bone marrow transplant) or transition to primary care physicians in their local communities. However, select patients such asadult survivors of pediatric cancer can confront lifelong complex medical needs and benefit from management by internists with special expertise in cancer survivorship. -The Rapid Diagnosis, Early Detection and Risk Reduction Service faculty partner with and support other physicians spanning multiple services in the Department of Medicine as well as other Departments at MSK including Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Anesthesia, Radiology, and Pathology, as well as with colleagues from Nursing and Social Work. Faculty have expertise in coordination and oversight of cancer screening, strategic diagnostic evaluations, risk mitigation around cancer treatment including geriatric assessment and management of multi-morbidity in the ambulatory and inpatient setting. This includes surveillance of persons at high risk of cancer, workup of persons with suspicion of cancer, medical optimization in older adults and those with multiple chronic conditions, and expertise in the common side effects of treatment, including benign hematology, diabetes management and osteoporosis. Growth is expected in digital surveillance and blood-based screening and early detection for persons at high risk of cancer. There are innumerable opportunities for the successful candidate to partner with clinicians and researchers across MSK to investigate new strategies for efficient screening, surveillance, early detection and risk mitigation to reduce the harms of cancer and its treatment. There is opportunity to grow the research portfolio of this service which might include emphasis on implementation science to mitigate known risks for cancer and the complications that stem from treatment. -Qualified candidates should be physicians with board-certification in geriatrics, internal medicine, or family medicine. The ideal candidate will have:---A vision for how the skills and talents of geriatricians and general internists can support MSK's strategic plan in the realms of clinical care, research, education and community outreach.---National recognition as a program leader, educator, and/or a funded program of clinical, translational, or population science research in cancer screening, surveillance, diagnostics, risk mitigation, or survivorship;---Expertise in geriatrics, general internal medicine, or family medicine, and a track record that aligns with one or more of the service's cores workstreams;---Eligibility for licensure in New York and New Jersey.Expected salary range is $375K - $450K for this role. -Physician compensation is based on multiple variables. This range represents annual salary only and does not include supplemental performance-based pay or anyone-time payments. MSK has a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. Applicants from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. MSK offers competitive salaries and benefits. Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Valentina Salkow, Manager, Academic Recruitment, Office of the Chief Physician Executive at and the Chair of the Search Committee, Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and Chief, Integrative Medicine Service at Closing: MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Keywords: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York , Chief, Rapid Diagnosis, Early Detection and Risk Reduction Service, Other , New York, New York

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