Physician - Palliative Care - Full time

Silver Spring, Maryland
Feb 14, 2017
Apr 12, 2017
Full Time
Position Purpose:This position supports Holy Cross Health, which includes Holy Cross Hospital, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, and Holy Cross Health Network. Employees have a primary work site for supporting the health system. At times, the site may be subject to change, depending on the needs of the organization.

General Summary:

Collaborates with Palliative Care Medical Director, and is member of palliative care team. As member of team, performs and documents assessments and consultations on patients in ambulatory and inpatient settings, provides staff and patient education, and works with team in developing palliative care program. Functions within standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines of organization. Supports Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health.Job Description Details:

Minimum Licensure & Certification Required (if applicable):

1.  Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), with board certification in internal medicine or family practice, or board eligibility in either specialty at time of employment, with board certification obtained within one (1) year of employment.

2.  Member in good standing of Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital Medical & Dental Staff.

3.  Board certified, or eligible, in hospice and palliative medicine.

4.  Current license to practice medicine in State of Maryland, and in good standing with Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

5.  Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) license from Maryland Division of Drug Control.

6.  Current registration with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

1.  One (1) year of experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary team preferred.

2.  Provides inpatient and outpatient consultation services in Palliative Care.

3.  Facilitates clarification of patient and family goals of care.

4.  Consults with referring and attending physicians, and interdisciplinary team, to establish written plan of care.

5.  Facilitates access to appropriate supportive care services.

6.  Fully and appropriately documents patient care services, to support professional billing for services.

7.  Participates in on-call coverage with interdisciplinary team.

8.  Participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings, to review active cases.

9.  Educates staff and coworkers.

10.  Oversees and coordinates work of non-physician staff in Palliative Care.

11.  Assists in development of standards of care.

12.  Performs other duties as requested.

13.  Adheres to practice of confidentiality, regarding patients, families, staff, and organization.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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