Physician - Supportive Medicine and Palliative Care

Sep 03, 2021
Palliative Care
Position Type
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's famous Texas Medical Center. More than 500 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 25+ locations and an accredited Sleep Center in the Greater Houston area. Medical services offered by Kelsey-Seybold include medical care in 55 medical specialties including primary care and specialty care, outpatient surgery centers, an accredited Sleep Center, a Radiation Therapy Center, laboratory services, advanced radiology services and other diagnostic services, 15 on-site Kelsey pharmacies, and a secure web portal for patients to communicate with their Kelsey-Seybold doctors, get test results and schedule appointments.

Pathway to Partnership

Unlike other organizations, Kelsey-Seybold physicians have the opportunity for ownership in the Medical Group, as well as in The Kelsey-Seybold Management Company. The ownership path is clear and straightforward. A Kelsey-Seybold Physician is typically eligible for ownership after three years of employment, board certification, and demonstrated good citizenship. The result is an extraordinary, broad-based, and diverse physician-led organization.

When you join Kelsey-Seybold, you become part of an established, physician-owned, and led multispecialty group practice with a 70-year legacy of caring for patients.
  • 72 physicians hold leadership positions
  • 56% of our physicians are shareholders
  • The average physician tenure is 11 years
  • Physician-led board of managers
  • A defined path to partnership

Seeking a physician to provide clinical expertise within the Supportive Medicine team to improve quality of life and health for patients with complex chronic illnesses and/or approaching end-of-life illnesses. The candidate will b uild effective relationships with referring physicians to ensure excellent team follow-up regarding patient consults and to build an improved culture of collaboration among specialists, primary care physicians, nurses, and other staff to meet the needs of Supportive Medicine patients; proactively identify opportunities to improve the patient and family experience of care and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of resources; and ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and clinical policies, and procedures.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide consultation services in Geriatrics and Palliative Care
  • Provide education/guidance regarding the scope of Supportive Medicine/Palliative Care services to group physicians
  • Monitor and supervise Supportive Medicine home care delivery team(s)
  • Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic healthconditions
  • Order, perform and interpret laboratory and radiology tests
  • Prescribe medications including controlled substances
  • Order treatments and durable medical equipment as indicated
  • Perform other therapeutic or corrective measures as indicated, including urgent care
  • Consult with primary care physician of services provided and collaborate with other physicians as needed
  • Assist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals
  • Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts, and documents to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided
  • Assist in the development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative care
  • Timely review, oversight, and documentation of patient care by team NP (s), RN, LVN, and other licensed or non-certified team members
  • Education of staff
  • Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and the organization
  • Home and Nursing home visits as needed for patient care continuity.
  • Work with the administrative team to improve the operational efficiency of the Supportive Medicine section

Qualifications include:
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Board Certification in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
  • Board-certified or Board Eligible in Geriatrics and/or Palliative/Hospice Medicine preferred.
  • Current Texas medical license

Benefits and Compensation:

Our physicians practice medicine in a collaborative manner amongst many medical specialties and sub-specialties embracing technology and teamwork to provide patient-centered care. Our compensation package is productivity-based and includes salary, paid time off, CME, and matching 401K. Affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute.
  • Multispecialty group practice setting
  • Regular weekday hours
  • Full nursing and clerical support
  • Paid malpractice and tail coverage
  • Electronic Medical Records

As the 4th largest city in the U.S., Houston, Texas is a leader in business, entertainment, the arts and more. From professional sports to outdoor fun to an out-of-this-world space experience and incredible dining - it's all here! Stroll the beaches of Galveston or challenge yourself on one of our many golf courses. Space City offers everything from breathtaking museum exhibits to vibrant downtown entertainment. Explore the wonder of space or spend the day shopping to your heart's content. Houston is a city of infinite possibilities.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Kelsey-Seybold is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

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