Medical Director of Palliative Care
Inova Fairfax Medical Center
Falls Church, VA, United States
The Palliative Medicine & Comprehensive Care program at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is seeking a Medical Director. This team consists of an interdisciplinary team including 4 physicians, 3 nurse practitioners, 3 social workers, a chaplain, and program manager. Our comprehensive, expert team, provides specialty consultation throughout the 912 bed hospital campus, comprised of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, and Inova Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
We are seeking a Hospice and Palliative Medicine BC/BE physician to join us. This position will provide clinical expertise and mentor-ship within our team, grow collaborative relationships with hospital departments to enhance and inform primary palliative care delivery.
Duties include 1) participation in daily IDT to optimize clinical integration, efficiency, and effectiveness of service delivery, 2) inpatient consultation, 3) assistance with educational oversight of rotating learners, 4) collaboration in departmental quality initiatives, and 5) development and maintenance of partnerships in strategic arenas throughout the campus.
We aim to enhance the provision of palliative care by all service providers by incorporating PC specialists into the fabric of other service lines in the form of committee engagement, policy review and creation, and ongoing educational efforts. This integrated model will lead to transformation of care for patients with chronic, progressive, serious illness and end of life care. Palliative care will improve health outcomes by providing effective, efficient care that is patient and family centered.
Strengths of the program Include: Critical support from institutional leadership based upon repeated demonstration of quality and financial outcomes, highly motivated and high functioning collaborative IDT, respect and rapport of palliative care across the hospital community, routine collection of operational data, strong grants department to assist with grant funding opportunities, a leader who desires to foster growth and meet the unique professional development needs of each team member.
The Palliative Medicine and Comprehensive Care program is housed in the Department of Medicine. Faculty academic appointment with Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia is available. Qualifications include board certified or board eligibility in palliative medicine, board certification in primary specialty, with palliative medicine fellowship training preferred but not required. Applicants interested in being part of a dynamic, fun, dedicated team are encouraged to apply.
If interested in learning more about this position please contact Alexa Danza at Alexa.Danza@Inova.org.
- E-mail: Alexa.Danza@Inova.org
- Attn: Alexa Danza