DIVISION CHIEF, PALLIATIVE MEDICINE AT HARTFORD HOSPITAL

Location
Hartford, Connecticut
Posted
Aug 19, 2019
Position Type
Permanent

Lead a highly functional team consisting of members from Social Work, Nursing, Pastoral Care, and physicians with background in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) is the most comprehensive, integrated health care system in Connecticut. This rapidly expanding system includes six acute care hospitals, including Hartford Hospital, one of the largest behavioral health networks in New England, robust Rehabilitation and Home Care organizations, and a large multispecialty medical group in which more than 600 engaged physicians and advanced practitioners practice primary and specialty care throughout the state. Hartford HealthCare is at the forefront of addressing provider wellness and reducing burnout.

We seek an engaged and innovative fellowship trained Palliative Medicine physician to lead a mature, dynamic Division of Palliative Medicine at Hartford Hospital, an 867-bed, Level 1 trauma, academic/tertiary care medical center, and a premier teaching affiliate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Hartford Hospital has a vibrant inpatient care model with 42,500 patient discharges and is one of the highest volume surgical hospitals as well as the highest volume stroke center in New England. The position reports to the Chief of Medicine.

The Palliative Medicine Team works very closely with the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department, Trauma, Critical Care services, Oncology, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular Services (Transplant, VAD Program, TAVR Program) and other specialty programs, covering a broad spectrum of palliative medicine.

  • Last year the team saw nearly 1500 new patients in consultation and realized a 17% increase in inpatient hospice transitions
  • Premier training site for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, providing abundant teaching and clinical research opportunities
  • 1,930 Trauma admissions, an average of 100,000 ED visits per year and over 3,000 ICU admissions per year
  • Charter member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance and an integral component of the HHC Cancer Institute and HHC Heart and Vascular Institute.

Located just two hours from Boston and New York City, we are in the heart of some of New England’s most stunning communities offering your family nationally acclaimed schools, a choice to live at the shore, in vibrant urban areas, or in a Kiplinger “Top 10 Best City to Raise a Family” and Travel & Leisure’s “Coolest Suburb in America.”

For more information about our system and region, and to apply please contact Pam Lasser, at: Pamela.lasser@hhchealth.org. Mobile: 860-205-5565.

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