Palliative Care Physician

  • Northeast Healthcare Recruitment
  • Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Apr 10, 2018

Job Description

Full time Physician Opening for a community-based palliative care group specializing in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an ambitious palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes.


The palliative care physician provides day-to-day oversight of clinical staff and ensuring the market achieves its performance goals while providing support the clinical staff by actively participating in regular interdisciplinary team meetings, teaching and mentoring staff, and will work directly with the CMO. Opportunities will exist to engage in business development efforts, quality improvement initiatives, research efforts, and other roles and responsibilities.

  • Provide collaborative support and mentoring for advanced practice providers; supervision includes telephonic communication, chart review, and in-person oversight consistent with patient needs.

  • Support professional development and education efforts for a growing team of palliative care clinicians (NP, PA, SW, RN) including supervising training, mentoring/coaching staff, and implementing performance improvement plans for team members as needed

  • Care coordination with the patient’s team of physicians and providers, aligning plans of care across a variety of specialists

  • Participation in scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings, providing clinical, cultural, and educational counsel to a team of palliative care providers

  • Responsibility for attaining clinical performance goals consistent with high-quality palliative medicine, including symptom management, documentation of advance care planning, and appropriate care transitions

  • Support the development and implementation of new operational procedures and quality improvement initiatives

  • At the request of the CMO and Clinical Director, will:

    • Assist with health plan communication and coordination

    • Provide resources for and actively engage in performance improvement plans.

    • Provide formal educational offerings at interdisciplinary team meetings


  • MD/DO with appropriate certification and state licensure or ability to obtain licensure

  • Board Certification/Board Eligible in Hospice & Palliative Medicine Preferred or a strong Internal Medicine/Geriatrics candidate with Palliative care experience

  • Possession of DEA registration, including controlled substance prescription authority or ability to obtain

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