Job ID: 289533956  |  Last Updated: 8/13/2018

UC Davis Medical Oncologist Opportunity in a "Gateway to Yosemite" community in CA

Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center
Merced, CA
Applicant Contact
Joanne Goring
Outreach Physician Recruiter
(916) 505-8837
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

University of California, Davis, Health located in Sacramento, California is improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, inter-professional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. UC Davis Health is a hub of innovation that encompasses UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group. The UC Davis Medical Center is a 627-bed acute-care teaching hospital that serves a 65,000-square-mile area. Its service area includes 33 counties and more than 6 million residents across Northern and Central California.

UC Davis Health in partnership with Mercy Cancer Center (, a Dignity Health affiliate, an established partnership since 1999 is seeking a Medical Oncologist to work in Merced. Merced is a small dynamic "Gateway to Yosemite" community in Central Valley where outdoor activities are endless. It's centrally located and within close driving distrance to Yosemite National Park, the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California.

What a great opportunity for this hybrid position to be able to practice in a small community setting but still have the academic ties back to UC Davis Health where youd have the opportunity to do clinical trials and research.

If you would like to know more information, or know of someone please contact me via phone/text at 916.505.8837 (work cell) or email:

I look forward to hearing back from you soon. Have a great rest of the day and week!

The physician will perform all the duties of a medical oncologist. The physician will see patients at a UC Davis Health Cancer Care Network site, predominantly at the Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center in Merced, CA. On occasion, when the Division has extreme need the physician may be asked to attend patients with doctors in training at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. In addition, physician may engage in additional clinical duties and responsibilities as are mutually agreed upon. Notice will be given to physician and the clinic coordinator at the site so that the schedule can be appropriately adjusted. However, its the expectation that incumbent will be available for this coverage.

During the day, the physician will see patients in the office and evaluate and initiate therapy for those patients. The practice will be limited to patients with hematological or cancer related problems. On average, physician may see 10-20 patients per 8-hour day. Physician will admit and follow patients in the hospital when the need arises; answer any phone calls from patients or physicians after hours on a rotating call schedule. In addition, the physician will perform procedures such as bone marrow biopsies as needed for patients in the Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center when the need arises; and direct chemotherapy administration to patients in the Cancer Center. Incumbent may admit inpatient chemotherapy only admissions/discharges to Mercy Medical Center as needed, and is responsible for notification to the hospital, as well as for the provision of chemotherapy orders.

Physician is expected to be on-site and prepared to see patients at the opening of the cancer center. The Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center site hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the physician is expected to be available anytime patients are present for treatment.

Employer Profile

UC Davis Health System is improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. A career at UC Davis Health System means being a part of something extraordinary: an internationally respected institution that improves lives and transforms health care, at home and around the globe. We are committed to attracting, retaining, developing and rewarding talented and diverse staff and faculty that bring national and international distinction to UC Davis Health System.

In addition to the distinction of being part of one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions in higher education, University of California offers employees exceptionally attractive employment packages in many instances offering benefits, services and opportunities that other employers cant match.

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