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JOB DESCRIPTION

Hospice Team Physician – Houston, TX

Hours: 10-15 hours per week + IDG, 2 hours every 2 weeks.

Part-Time: HIGHLY NEGOTIABLE ON HOURLY RATE.

  • The Team Physician has overall responsibility for medical direction of the care and treatment of patients and their families rendered by the hospice care team consisting of 50-60 team members and shall consult and cooperate with the patient’s attending physician.  The Team Physician provides physician direction and guidance to the hospice program, its physician employees, and other staff and volunteers to assure the maintenance of quality standards of care for patients and families.
  • The Team Physician educates practicing physicians and others engaged in health care services regarding the hospice program and its potential benefits to patients.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of primary medical care, with at least a working knowledge of oncology.
  • Knowledge of palliative care with particular emphasis on control of symptoms associated with terminal illness.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with patients’ attending physicians to implement the hospice program and effect optimum medical care.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with hospice employees and volunteers as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Membership in good standing on the medical staff of an accredited hospital in the state in which the hospice is located.
  • Current / Prior Hospice Team Physician experience, a plus!

EDUCATION

  • License to practice medicine in the state in which the program is operating.
  • Board certification in a medical specialty which deals with care of the terminally ill, such as Internal Medicine, Oncology or Family Practice, with at least a working knowledge of medical oncology and demonstrated expertise in the principles of palliative medicine and symptom management.
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