Job Description:

Healing Care Hospice is a growing, regionally recognized, and highly regarded healthcare provider based in Southern California. We provide skilled and compassionate care to patients suffering from a life-limiting illness, typically in their own homes, SNFs, ALFs, and B&Cs.

The Physician will direct the medical aspects of the Hospice’s patient care program under the supervision of the Medical Director. The candidate would also serve as a consultant and adviser to the Director of Patient Care Services offering their expertise to assess and interpret medical problems. The Associate Medical Director will serve as a consultant to the Interdisciplinary Group, attending IDG once a week and assisting with on-call as needed. The physician will also assist as needed with visits, pertaining to Hospice principles and philosophy, and face-to-face visits to determine Hospice patient appropriateness. The candidate must understand the principles of Hospice care. The physician must demonstrate knowledge and well developed skills in: medicine, oncology, pharmacology; pain and symptom control; psychology of loss; and acceptance of Hospice principles of care.

Requirements:

  • Must be a currently active Physician (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), licensed to practice medicine in the state of California

  • Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care, or Certified as a Hospice Medical Director

  • Maintains controlled substances registration with state and federal authorities

  • Must be able to communicate with team members, and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team/group

  • Approved for admitting privileges and treatment of patients in the hospital of their locality of practice.

About Healing Care Hospice:
Healing Care Hospice is a mission-driven organization. Our mission is simple -- we strive to make a positive impact on the remaining lives of our patients and on the continuing lives of their families. When possible, we strive to create meaning, facilitate reconciliation, and enable spiritual and emotional healing. Because each family is unique and special, making a positive impact requires us to be sensitive to each family's unique needs and to earn their trust and respect. We can only truly help families when they let us into their lives. We take this mission to heart and it informs all of our decisions. We accomplish our mission by pulling together a team of compassionate, skilled, experienced professionals who all share a common desire to make an impact.

Job Type: Part-time