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Physician - Palliative Care

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Posted Date
Jul 10, 2024

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Palliative Care
Position Type
Job ID: 6474
Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:
  • Provides clinical expertise within the palliative care services team to improve quality of life and health for patients with complex chronic illnesses and approaching end-of-life illnesses.
  • Builds 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 palliative care patients
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to improve the patient and family experience of care and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of resources
  • Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and clinical policies and procedures

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide consultation services in 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 health

  • 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 development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative care
  • Timely review, oversight, and documentation of patient care by team NP (s) or RN
  • Education of staff
  • Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the

  • Home and Nursing home visits on occasions
  • Work with administrative team to improve operational efficiency of the Palliative Care section

License and Certifications:
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Board certified or Board Eligible in internal medicine or Palliative/Hospice Medicine
  • Current Texas medical license
  • Experience desired but not required.

Kelsey Seybold Clinic accepts H1B Visas.

About Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 700 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 40+ locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 19 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for six consecutive years.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation's first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by organizational policy or by federal, state, or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. Kelsey-Seybold is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

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