Palliative Care - Physician

Employer
Geisinger
Location
Danville, Pennsylvania
Posted
Oct 09, 2020
Ref
R-00232
Specialty
Palliative Care
Position Type
Permanent
Job Summary
Palliative care reduces the severity of a disease or slows its progress rather than providing a cure. For incurable diseases, in cases where the cure is not recommended due to other health concerns and when the patient does not wish to pursue a cure, palliative care becomes the focus of treatment. It may occasionally be used in conjunction with curative therapy.

Job Duties
The Cancer Institute at Geisinger, a national leader in quality, innovation, research and education, is seeking a BC/BE fellowship-trained Palliative Medicine physician located in Danville, Pennsylvania. Our new associate will join a well-established team of five palliative medicine physicians, two nurse practitioners, one hospice liaison, and one nurse navigator. In addition to teaching medical students and residents, our program has an ACGME-accredited hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. This is a fantastic opportunity for a new graduate or experienced palliative physician. The region offers a hassle-free community living allowing for a balanced professional career and a fulfilling personal lifestyle while in close proximity to NYC and Philadelphia.

We are proud of the support we provide:
  • Recruitment Loan
  • Competitive straight salary model linked to quality and value versus productivity measures
  • Excellent benefits package, including Malpractice & Tail coverage
  • Relocation assistance
  • Opportunities to participate in teaching, research and optimizing access for patients
  • Fully integrated electronic health record (Epic)
  • Support and leadership from a full range of dedicated, experienced specialists & sub-specialists
  • Professional opportunities for mentorship, growth and advancement


Position Details
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

Education
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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