Palliative Care Director, Huntington Hospital - Northwell Health

Huntington, New York
Apr 23, 2021
Palliative Care
Position Type

Northwell Health Department of Medicine seeks a Director of Palliative Care for Huntington Hospital. The ideal candidate should be a Board-Certified Palliative Care physician with at least three years post training and have an interest in the clinical and administrative oversight of the geriatric and palliative medicine program. This role will work closely with an interdisciplinary team including a social worker, nurse practitioner, and physical therapist support to provide comprehensive care to patients with advancing illness. The Physician will work with consultants and staff to manage pain, symptoms, address goals of care and treatment plans, and to provide guidance and education to patients and families.

Established in 1916, Huntington Hospital is a full-service, 408-bed, nonprofit community hospital serving Huntington Township and surrounding communities. Huntington Hospital has been a member of Northwell Health since 1994 and shares the System’s vision of being a preeminent healthcare delivery system in the tradition of excellence and the embodiment of community values and human dignity.

Huntington Hospital is proud to have been recognized with various awards and distinctions, including being listed as one of the top-ranked hospitals in New York State by U.S. News & World Report's 2016-19 best hospitals list. Huntington was listed as the nation's 39th best hospital for diabetes and endocrinology care and was regarded as high performing in the areas of heart failure, COPD, hip replacement and colon cancer. Huntington Hospital was also awarded with Advanced Certification for Palliative Care from the Joint Commission. Also, the second hospital in Suffolk county with Care Giver center to connect those caring for the chronically ill with programs and resources that can relieve their burden. The center will work within the hospital to help families with ongoing care after discharge.

Position Highlights:

  • Clinical Support staff: nurse practitioners, social workers
  • Teaching responsibilities with residents and medical students
  • Academic affiliation with Hofstra School of Medicine
  • Collaboration and support amongst Palliative teams across Northwell Health

Less than a decade old, the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell has already received accolades as one of the most innovative training centers in the country. Northwell Health is one of the largest health systems in the country, comprising 23 hospitals, over 61,000 employees, and 3,600 physicians, and is world-renowned for its visionary and caring approach to healthcare. Strategic alliances with the Cleveland Clinic, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and others, extend the system's reach. A short walk from North Shore University Hospital is the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, one of the nation’s top biomedical research facilities. The scope, size, and diversity of the health system help to create a rich set of opportunities.

For additional information and to apply, please contact Romaine Walton, Physician Recruitment:


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