Physician - Palliative/Hospice Care
Florida Medical Clinic
Tampa, FL, United States
Salary Range (Annual Salary)
$200,000 - $200,000
Our Vision is to be the best choice for healthcare in our community
We are looking for an experienced Hospice/Palliative Care Trained Physician
Hospice/Palliative Care Trained Physician for Hospital Based Practice
Subspecialty Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine or Certification through the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board
$200,000.00 first year’s salary is guaranteed as well as full benefits. On call pay and other supplemental income provide an excellent income package.
Rotating Call Schedule with two Physicians
Company Paid Benefits:
Health Insurance for physician and family
$1,500 per year CME allowance
Up to $7,500 in eligible relocation expenses
20 paid days off first year
Employees are eligible to participate in 401k through Fidelity after 60 days of employment
Basic Life - $15,000
AD&D - $15,000
Reduced Fee Schedule for Office Visits
All providers and diagnostic services provided by FMC will be priced at 70% of the Current Medicare Allowable (Locality 99) fee schedule for HDHP Plan participants. When you utilize an FMC provider a lower annual deductible and lower copays for primary physician, specialist physician and urgent care visits as well as a lower employee coinsurance. This applies to both employees and dependents.
Additional Benefit Options:
Basic Life - $15,000 benefit
Basic AD&D - $15,000 benefit
Allstate Plans (Accidental, Cancer, Hospitalization)
Flexible Spending Account
Advent Health Dade City
Advent Health Wesley Chapel
Advent Health Zephyrhills
Florida Medical Clinic is a multispecialty group practice, established in 1993. We have grown to nearly 400 providers. Florida Medical Clinic has many benefits available and an excellent 401K plan, which is ran through Fidelity Investments. We also have a Foundation of Caring to help serve the needs of those less fortunate in our community. Please visit our website at www.floridamedicalclinic.com for more information about the clinic.
Palliative Care Physician Job Description
The physician has the responsibility for the medical care and treatment of patients appropriate for palliative care services and shall consult and cooperate with the patient’s attending physicians. The physician provides direction and guidance to the patient, family members, fellow clinicians, and hospitals, to assure the maintenance of quality standards of care for patients and families. Actively participates in the clinical education and training for palliative patient care, admissions, and administrative personnel.
The palliative care physician has responsibility for the medical care and treatment plan provided for seriously ill patients on the palliative care service. The physician shall consult and cooperate with the patient’s attending physician(s). The physician provides direction and guidance to palliative team members to ensure that quality care is provided, and to ensure knowledge of and adherence to palliative care standards, policies and procedures. The palliative care physician will provide education to both interdisciplinary palliative care team members as well as to practicing physicians and others engaged in health care services regarding palliative care and its potential benefits for patients with advanced, serious illness.
Provide consultation in palliative care, symptom management and supportive care to meet the needs of the patient as requested by the referring physician.
Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care.
Facilitate access to appropriate support models of care (i.e., hospice, rehabilitation, on-going aggressive treatment).
Assist with diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic health conditions.
Educate facility staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of palliative care and the services provided by Florida Medical Clinic Palliative Care.
Attend, participate, and lead (when applicable) internal Palliative Care team meetings.
Consult with the referring physician, the acute care team and other involved providers to contribute to the patient’s plan of care.
Prepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
Prescribe medications and treatments according to patient’s palliative care needs and in collaboration with the referring physician.
Order diagnostics / treatments as needed after collaboration with the referring physician.
Interpret, evaluate and communicate diagnostic findings to the appropriate parties.
Collaborate with and supervise palliative care team members.
Assist in development of clinical practice guidelines / standards in support of quality palliative care as requested by supervisor.
Assist in the development and education of an Ambulatory Palliative Care Program in the Inpatient, Post-Acute and Ambulatory Space
Staffing for the Ambulatory Palliative services that would ensure continuity of patient care from the inpatient to ambulatory space.
Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization.
Participate in on-call rotation as needed.
Other duties as requested by supervisor.
Knowledge of the interdisciplinary team concept.
Experience in patient education, care planning and management of pain and other symptoms for patients with advanced, serious illness is desired.
Ability to communicate tactfully, verbally and in writing with department heads, managers, coworkers and vendors to resolve problems and negotiate resolutions.
Oversight of nurse practioners
Timely completion of visit notes and submission of charges.
Working knowledge of computers, internet access, and the ability to navigate within an automated system as well as a variety of software packages such as Outlook, Excel and Word. Working knowledge of EHRs (Epic, Cerner, Point Click Care)
Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree from an accredited university.
Certification & Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in state.
Advanced and ongoing training in palliative medicine, diagnostic skills, symptom management and communication skills.
Board certified or board eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred.
Reliable transportation, current state driver’s license and automobile insurance.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and make employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status