HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center
phoenix, AZ, United States


Medical Director Palliative Care
HonorHealth Deer Valley Hospital
Northwest Phoenix
100% In-Patient

Outstanding opportunity to be part of an established Palliative Care In-Patient team at a 200-bed community-based hospital with a busy Level 1 Trauma Center and Designated Primary Stroke Hospital. Being in one of the fastest growing areas of town conveniently located at the interchange of the 101 and I-17, the hospital is expanding to add an additional 100 beds by 2026. The in-patient setting spans sprawling suburban growth to the north and to inner city patients to the south. This creates a diverse and rewarding Palliative Care service.

HonorHealth is a six-Hospital not-for-profit healthcare system with a designated Palliative Care team at each hospital. The Medical Director Palliative Care will provide on-site management and in-patient consultation for both Deer Valley and Sonoran Crossing Hospital, a small 70-bed hospital eight miles north of Deer Valley. The Medical Director will also be a member of the HonorHealth Network Palliative Care Leadership team, Deer Valley Physician Leadership team and core faculty for the HonorHealth Palliative Care Fellowship program.

The Deer Valley/Sonoran Crossing Palliative care team consists of Palliative Care Certified Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Certified Nurse, dedicated Palliative Care Social Worker, and Chaplain. This is a team model where each morning the team reviews the patient list which averages 20-25 patients and evaluates the daily needs of the patient and family to determine who is best suited to provide the consultative service on any given day.

Here are initiatives HonorHealth has put tremendous resources into which promote the health and well-being of the HonorHealth Community. :
• Care for the Caregiver
• Diversity & Inclusion
• Social Detriments of Health Task Force
• Behavioral Health Access
• Women Physicians Leadership Council
• Community Partner for Scottsdale Blue Zone

Highlights of the Medical Director Palliative Care Position:
• No Call, No Weekends
• Majority of practice at one location
• 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Status = Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• EPIC Electronic Health Record
• No non-compete
• Competitive Salary
• Comprehensive Benefits Package + Paid Malpractice Insurance
• Out-of-State Candidates receive Transition Bonus + Housing Allowance

The Scottsdale/Northwest Phoenix areas have the best school systems in Arizona which range from BASIS Charter schools (non-tuition) with multiple locations and proudly holding the #1 High School Ranking in the Nation, Great Hearts Academy (Charter non-tuition), Scottsdale Unified and Arcadia Unified A+ Excelling Schools and a host of private schools which range from bilingual, arts academy, religious affiliation, non-denominational and special needs. Arizona State University has earned 15 top 100 rankings by the US News & World Report which includes #1 in Most Innovative Schools.

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona consistently ranks as one of the top places to live and raise a family. During the pandemic, the area ranked as one of the best places to live due to larger square foot residences, less vertical living, access to eat out dining, and ample open spaces to enjoy the scenic outdoors while maintaining recommended social distancing. City offers vast culinary, cultural, and shopping experiences. A dream for sports enthusiasts to partake in their own activity enjoy all four Professional Sports and National Playoff Title Games. The beauty of the mountains bordered with parks, lakes, expansive hiking, biking, golf courses, pedestrian, and equestrian trails, makes the area unique. As the fifth-largest metro area, traffic is minimal. Easy access to coastal California beaches and short drive to cooler higher-elevation ski mountains makes Arizona the best place to live!

Come explore why so many have chosen to call Arizona Home!

Must be Board Certified Physician in Palliative Care. At least 3 years Palliative Care Leadership with direct supervision of a Palliative Care team preferred.


Attn: Laura Hays
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (480) 391-9777

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