Academic Palliative Care Physician

Institution name:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Boston, MA, United States, 02215


The Division of General Medicine, Section of Palliative Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts is recruiting a board-certified/board eligible Hospice Palliative Medicine (HPM) physician to join our growing palliative care program. The interdisciplinary program includes physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and a chaplain. The team works closely with Hematology-Oncology, Hospital Medicine, the Internal Medicine residency and the Pain Service in providing clinical care as well as education. The BIDMC palliative care service is a well-established program developing a new model for integrating palliative care into the inpatient solid tumor service. The Palliative Program has been providing clinical care and bedside education to medical house staff for over 10 years and has staffed an interdisciplinary outpatient clinic for over 5 years. In conjunction with the Boston Veterans’ Administration Hospital and Hebrew Rehabilitation Centre, BIDMC hosts a HPM fellowship.

The selected candidate would join the inpatient consultation team in providing clinical care to patients referred for complex symptom management, challenges in coping and facilitation of decision-making in the setting of serious illness. In addition to bedside teaching to teams who refer patients, the role of clinician-educator would include didactic education for HPM fellows, Internal Medicine house staff, anesthesia pain fellows and other trainees who rotate with the palliative care service. There are opportunities to participate in or lead quality improvement projects, develop educational interventions and collaborate with the Section of Research. In addition to clinical duties, this Clinician-Educator will be encouraged to take on administrative or educational leadership responsibilities within the program and demonstrate a record of scholarly activity as documented through invited lectures, curricular development or publications. The program will provide mentorship to facilitate the candidate in formulating and meeting these goals.

A Harvard appointment will be offered commensurate with academic qualifications. The qualified candidate will possess broad clinical knowledge, experience in palliative care, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and a passion for interdisciplinary team collaboration in expanding palliative activities throughout the institution. This role is an employment model position in the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc. (HMFP).

Board-eligible/certified in palliative care; Massachusetts state licensure (or ability to obtain prior to start date); Federal DEA; Massachusetts Controlled Substance Certificate.

Interested candidates should visit, register and create an account, use the search terms “Academic Palliative Care Clinician-Educator,” and apply to requisition # 171904.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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