Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA, United States


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 for a 1.0 FTE to join our growing palliative care program as a clinician educator. The interdisciplinary program includes physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains. The team works closely with Hematology-Oncology, Advanced Heart Failure program, 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 with recent integration of palliative care consultation within the inpatient solid tumor service. The consultation service has been providing clinical care and bedside education to medical house staff for over 10 years. In 2013, the service opened an outpatient clinic. In conjunction with the Boston Veterans’ Administration Hospital and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, BIDMC hosts a HPM fellowship.

The selected candidate’s clinical effort would be divided as 50% joining the inpatient consultation team and the other 50% as a palliative care clinic physician, providing clinical care in both settings 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 referring teams, 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 General Medicine Research. In addition to clinical duties, this clinician-educator will be encouraged to take on administrative or educational leadership responsibilities within the Section and demonstrate a record of scholarly activity, as documented through invited lectures, curriculum 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 internal medicine and palliative care; Massachusetts state licensure (or ability to obtain prior to start date); Federal DEA; Massachusetts Controlled Substance Certificate.

Interested candidates should visit www.hmfphysicians.org/careers, register and create an account, use the search terms “Academic Palliative Care Physician” and apply to requisition #201825

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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