HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses five acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers. HonorHealth is initiating recruitment efforts for the following opportunity:
Palliative Care Medical Director (MD or DO)
The position of Medical Director for the Palliative Care programs at HonorHealth Hospital has been created to provide on-site management and leadership. The Palliative Care physician will direct the Palliative program and will report to the Executive Sponsor of the Palliative Care and locally to the Chief Medical Officer. The Medical Director is responsible for directly providing comprehensive palliate care consultations. Secondarily provides leadership of medical programs and services to the organization in support of goals and mission. The physician will divide their time between administrative and clinical services as required. The Palliative Care physician is expected to devote 20% time to administrative services and the remaining 80% performing consultative services for Palliative Care patients.
Specific accountabilities include:
Provides consultative services for patients as requested by attending physicians in the hospital setting for Palliative Care services including but not limited to symptom management, advance care planning, comfort care management facilitation, hospice transition and discussions, goals of care, coded status and family discussion of these issues.
Assists with development and implementation of 7 days per week palliative care services for hospitalized patients at HonorHealth, with methodology to be determined based on the needs of the hospital and the staffing ability of the palliative care program.
Coordinates transition of palliative care service on consulted patients from hospital setting into the post-acute and outpatient environment.
Develops and enhances the Palliative Care program participating in strategic planning related to direction, growth and development, under direction of network Palliative Care.
Enjoy exceptional, progressive benefits including Health, Dental, Vision and Pet Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, 403 (b), 529 College Savings Plan, Child Care Center, and much more.
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It is the policy of HonorHealth to provide equal opportunity in employment. Selection and employment of applicants will be made on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status. www.honorhealth.com
M.D. or D.O Board Certified Physician with a special interest in Palliative Care
Three years of direct clinical or acute care experience