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Palliative Care Physician

Position Description

What makes your clinical career greater with Prospero Health? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You can work with in an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you’ll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.

Positions in this function are part of an interdisciplinary care team of palliative care providers to support patients facing serious illness, including their families and care givers.  

In this role, you will serve as the clinical lead for an interdisciplinary care team, responsible for ensuring the highest quality delivery of home-based palliative care to people with serious illness and their families. You will be working with advanced practice and registered nurses, social workers and administrative team members to provide and coordinate medical care with the patient’s community physicians. This is a flexible, team-based role that creates enormous satisfaction as you impact the care and quality of life of our aging population.  All the while, you’ll be building meaningful relationships with patients, their families, and providers involved in the patient’s care to maximize value for some of the most vulnerable individuals in healthcare.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight of assigned interdisciplinary care team(s) providing home-based palliative care for patients in their homes
  • Clinical accountability for clinical outcomes for the patients managed within the interdisciplinary care team pods overseen, including hospital admission reduction, clinically appropriate hospice utilization, and appropriate risk stratification of patients 
  • Coordinate care plans with primary care physicians (and other community providers and specialists) to provide the best care possible 
  • Lead and or participate in weekly interdisciplinary care team meetings, daily UM hospitalization rounds and multidisciplinary team meetings as necessary.
  • Perform palliative care consultations in person and using telemedicine  
  • In partnership with other physician leaders, develop education plans, prepare curriculum and present on educational topics such as serious illness communication, advanced illness management and symptom management, among others   
  • Provide administrative and clinical guidance and support to the care team to ensure quality outcomes for patients and families and ensure clinicians are operating at the top of their licensure 
  • Periodically review and approve care team clinical documentation and orders, and provide coaching feedback for areas of clinical competency and accuracy 
  • Provides medical oversight for advance practice nurses
  • Be part of an after-hours care team support system for patients to prevent unnecessary or avoidable hospitalizations and ED visits 
  • Provide rotational on-call coverage after hours with other regional physicians for care escalation
  • Support performance improvement projects, as identified 
  • Consults with Medical Director as indicated
  • Participates in clinical leadership and health plan partnership meetings, as needed 
  • Other clinical and administrative duties, as assigned 

Requirements

To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state 
  • Ability to obtain DEA licensure/Prescriptive Authority post-hire in states where applicable
  • Clinical background in adult, family or geriatric specialties with experience managing medically complex patients with serious illness
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary care team to coordinate patient care

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board Eligible or Certified in Geriatrics or Hospice Palliative Medicine (HPM)
  • Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills 
  • Highly reliable