Palliative Medicine Physician
June 3, 2019
Togus VA Medical Center
Augusta, ME, United States
The Togus VA Medical Center located in Augusta, Maine is seeking a BC/BE Hospice/Palliative Care Physician to join their dynamic healthcare team as the Hospice and Palliative Care (H&PC) Medical Director.
The Hospice and Palliative Care (H&PC) Medical Director is the clinical leader for the H&PC program at Togus VA which includes an integrated inpatient and outpatient program. The Medical Director works closely with the Palliative Care Team consisting of Nurse Practitioner, Hospice Unit Nurse Manager, RN Coordinator, Social Worker and Chaplain to provide:
• Care of patients in a state of the art 12-bed hospice and palliative care unit
• Inpatient & outpatient consultative services; telemedicine consultative services
• Management of patients in hospice home care
This position will include a faculty role as Site Director for the Maine Medical Center (MMC) Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, to date in its 4th year. VA Maine provides Hospice and Palliative Medicine training opportunities in collaboration with MMC across the continuum of care settings. MMC, VA Maine’s academic affiliate, supports a full complement of residencies and fellowships, approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is an integral part of the Tufts University Medical School Undergraduate medical education curriculum.
A recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.
Augusta has grown to be the capital of Maine and is focused on preserving and celebrating the state’s history. Visit the magnificent Maine State House or Old Fort Western, the oldest surviving wooden fort in the United States. The city is also the home of the Pine Tree State Arboretum, a 224-acre park and botanic garden, with six miles of hiking, biking and cross-country skiing trails, open for free, all year round.
Within commuting distance, the Greater Portland area offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness. The area provides four season recreational opportunities, such as skiing, hiking, sailing, and miles of beautiful beaches. Just two hours north of Boston, this is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant community.
Contact: If interested in learning more information about this position, please email an updated CV to Troy.Hall@VA.gov or call Troy Hall at 207-608-0623; 207-623-8411 ext 4791