Lead Physician - Women in Balance Institute


  • Salary Range: $23 - $25 per hour
  • Hours: 20 hours per week
  • Department: Advancement
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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This is a one year term certain appointment, 20 hours a week, in which the Women in Balance Institute [WIBI] Lead Physician  has the primary responsibility to implement the programs of the Women in Balance Institute at NUNM.  The Lead Physician will be responsible for the following: ongoing CE series for professionals, an annual woman’s health conference [public and professional tracts], monthly newsletter, adding current and relevant research articles and development of the resources of the WIBI website, community education for the public, and initiate and assist in attracting funding for research and sponsorships for educational events



Continuing Education Lectures to Medical Professionals

  • The Lead Physician will organize and implement Continuing Medical Education lecture series and workshops designed to help medical professionals better understand and utilize clinical treatments and therapies which promote women’s health including therapies for hormone balancing. These presentations will be webcasted and captured for distance learning [immediately in real time] and available on the NUNM website under Continuing Education. A web-based chat room will help physicians share information and network for better patient outcomes.  An annual women’s health conference will offer up to 16 professional CE credits over a weekend. Speakers will bring the latest research and clinical findings to a wide audience [also webinared and captured for future sale].  The conference will have sponsors, sponsored speakers and vendors.

Annual Conference Program:  Lectures and Workshops for Public

  • The Lead Physician will create a series of lectures designed to motivate communities to attend WIBI Women’s Health symposia and drive focus to the WIBI website, using social media, twitter, and newsletters. The WIBI program will target audiences of women with a concern for women’s health issues and their families. The lectures, conferences and articles will be designed to educate the public about health and aging in women.


Proactive Agenda of Women’s Health Research

  • Working in collaboration with the Helfgott Research Institute, the Women in Balance Institute at NUNM will assist in attracting funding from granting agencies including government and foundation sponsors. The Lead Physician will maintain the WIBI website with links to research resources and will assist in the design of timely, critical research projects centered on women’s health issues including the role of hormone health women’s health education, evaluating benefits of popular women’s products and newly emerging health diagnostics and testing methods, and supporting professionals engaging in research relating to hormone balancing.

Identify Student Leaders – Work the Agenda

  • WIBI Lead Physician will select fifteen student leaders who, as a group, are called upon to lead the way locally, regionally and nationally. They are interested in women’s health, healthy aging and hormone balancing. These selected student leaders will be chosen based on their awareness that creating direction for this program arises from seeing, from understanding and from influencing. They are skilled student clinicians already and have outstanding presentation, research and teaching skills.
  • The fifteen students will work under the direction of the Lead Physician to write articles for an In Balance newsletter, and to develop and market information, lectures and research promoting collaboration and awareness of health solutions for women’s hormone balance. The students, will search, categorize and suggest applications for appropriate women’s health research projects which can be undertaken by the Helfgott Research Institute

Data Collection

  • The Lead Physician will continuously review WIBI literature, interview WIBI physicians, alumni, and scientific teams, analyze NUNM women’s health curricula and women’s health and hormone texts. These activities will provide the basis for lectures and articles. These resources will draw families to workshops [web casted] which the Lead Physician will lead and deliver with the support of the NUNM student leadership team. From this literature review and interviews and other written materials, the Lead Physician will create pieces for public consumption with the help of the Continuing Education and Marketing Departments. Student leaders will continuously assist the Lead Physician.
  • The Lead Physician will network with programs currently operating in Multnomah County which are focused on women’s health generally, and on preventing heart disease while balancing hormones, specifically.

Deliverables: Literature research and community ties will be investigated in order to design the most powerful, motivating, comprehensive and useful lectures and workshop formats.  Social networking and YouTube will considered as a means of communicating what communities are accomplishing through their participation in WIBI Program conferences.  The research will support the production of powerful printed materials.

Design the WIBI Program Brochures

  • NUNM will design materials for public education to assist in advertising and spreading the word about the Women In Balance Institute at NUNM. These will be multi-cultural to assist all women and educators as they work to support health, information and resources for hormone balancing and for women’s health in general.  The materials will also be available online and can be streamed to NUNM patients, alumni and their patients as well as to other medical professionals and educators.

Project Management of WIBI Program

  • The Director of Institutes will ensure that the WIBI program project remains on schedule. Project management will include daily interaction. The Lead Physician will direct the work and work of NUNM students. Status reports will be delivered to the Advancement and CE Team weekly and monthly.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.



Naturopathic Doctorate, Medical Doctorate, or Chiropractic Doctorate degree, licensed to practice medicine in Oregon, is requited. A background in public health and a focus on women’s health and research is highly desirable.

The physician will have

  • Expertise in natural and conventional methods for hormone balancing and related professional experience speaking, writing and teaching on women’s health issues and undertaking women’s health research. A background in women’s health, highly regarded for public presentations and have experience and abilities to lead workshops for medical students, medical professionals and the general public to support optimal wellness and focus on healthy outcomes for women as they age.
  • Successfully completed research projects from initiation through to analysis and publication.
  • Sufficient demonstrable experience to work as a mentor to connect and help season a team of NUNM students who will become leaders in their profession, coaches, and visionaries to women across the United States.
  • Experience and skills to develop Continuing Education annual conference and a series of bi-monthly lectures and workshops for medical professionals
  • Experience and skill to develop educational platforms to be delivered at WIBI Women’s Health Conference aimed at empowering and supporting the public – women to change to healthy selves.
  • The physician will demonstrate the skills needed to work independently and to supervise medical students in the content of the newsletter [In Balance] and for maintaining the physician referral site and physician locator..
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and troubleshooting skills are essential to perform this job successfully. Background in teaching and accreditation preferred.
  • Experience in directing social media; posting electronic newsletters, tracking online statistics; using twitter and Facebook.