Palliative Care Physician – Hospice Medical Director

Charlotte, North Carolina
Apr 01, 2021
Position Type

Novant Health is looking for a compassionate, caring Hospice Medical Director to join our rapidly growing hospice team, and we would love to speak with you about our opportunities.

Novant Health Hospice & Palliative Care - Charlotte, NC is seeking an experienced and collaborative Hospice Medical Director to oversee our growing and dynamic program. The ideal candidate must demonstrate exemplary and compassionate clinical skills, and embrace a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach to end-of-life care. Candidate must demonstrate clinical, administrative, and educational leadership skills.

Job Summary:

  • Assures high quality, appropriate, and efficient utilization of hospice services
  • Advancing the mission, operations, and services of the program
  • Collaboration with the Advanced Practice Practitioners (APPs) and will participate in the development of formulary, policies, and procedures
  • Team-based care approach, with an experienced and dedicated support staff within a culture of innovation
  • Oversee an average daily patient census of about 175, including an established 8 bed inpatient hospice unit located in Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Collaborates with the IDG to ensure that the medical needs of the patient are met and provides oversight of the plan of care
  • Certifies patient eligibility criteria for hospice care including admission, symptom calls, and certification of terminal illness
  • Monday - Friday schedule with rotating on-call responsibilities


  • Board certified/board eligible in hospice & palliative medicine
  • Experience in end of life care and/or training
  • Medical director or associate medical director experience preferred

Are you looking for a new opportunity in a rapidly growing healthcare system that focuses on a culture of safety and team member growth? #NovantHealthMedicalGroup is seeking Board Certified / Board Eligible physicians for inpatient care.

Come join our team!

At Novant Health, our team of hospital based physicians includes more than 100 hospitalists available to follow patients from admission — whether it is a direct admit or through the ER — all the way through to discharge and back home.

Our service line includes board-certified experts:

  • Hospital medicine
  • Critical care and pulmonary medicine
  • Palliative care and hospice

 Members of our team are:

  • Physician liaisons, championing education and training initiatives
  • Participating and leading various quality and safety committees for an individual hospital or the health system
  • Change agents, identifying and leading process improvement efforts
  • Administrative partners with hospital and medical staff leaders to help facilitate organizational change

Novant Health offers:

  • 2-Year salary guarantee
  • NH Medical Group employed
  • Medical and Retirement Benefits
  • Relocation Allowance
  • CME Allowance
  • System wide EHR-Epic
  • Malpractice
  • Work-Life balance

Novant Health Medical Group

  • Is one of the largest medical groups in the nation
  • Offers resiliency training for physicians and team members to prevent burnout
  • Is nationally recognized for advanced care and one of the largest community based, non-profit healthcare systems
  • Is well known for being physician-led and physician-driven. For example, our physicians are in every area of leadership across the organization. That means every strategic discussion has physicians at the table, and every market partners a physician leader with an administrator. The result is a focus on the details that are important to physicians.

What does it mean to be a part of Novant Health?  

  • A commitment to patient centered care and our model of spending more time with each patient, and creating a seamless system of care for our patients are the foundations of our success 
  • Sharing a philosophy of putting high value on the patient experience 
  • Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  
  • The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,800 physicians and over 35,000 employees who provide care at nearly 800 locations, including 15 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics.  
  • In 2021, Novant Health was the highest-ranking healthcare system in North Carolina to be included on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list.  
  • Diversity MBA Magazine ranked Novant Health first in the nation on its 2021 list of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” 
  • In 2020, Novant Health provided more than $1.02 billion in community benefit, including financial assistance and services. 

At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities. 

Join us, and let’s transform healthcare together.

#MakeHealthcareRemarkable #JoinTeamAubergine


Education: Graduate of an accredited school of medicine required; BC/BE Hospice & Palliative Medicine or equivalent experience with Hospice Medical Director certification (eligible)

Experience: One to three years of experience working in an acute care setting required. Clinical experience in hospice, geriatrics, intensive care, or palliative care preferred


It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement, and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".

If you are interested, please apply for this position or e-mail for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Tinika Goodwin, Physician Recruiter, Novant Health:

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