Hospice/Palliative Care Physician needed to care for our Veterans-Great Benefits!
The Togus VA Medical Center located in Augusta, Maine is searching for a BC/BE Hospice/Palliative Care Physician to join their dynamic healthcare team as the Hospice and Palliative Care (H&PC) Medical Director.
Togus Springs is a state of the art 12-bed hospice unit which is part of the Community Living Center located at the VA Maine Healthcare Systems main campus. In this inpatient setting, compassionate, quality care is proved to Veterans in an inpatient setting at the end of life. The Director functions as a key member of the GEC team actively participating in the development of overall management objectives.
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 the 12-bed hospice and palliative care unit
Inpatient consultative services in the acute hospital and long term care areas
Outpatient consultative services in the geriatric and specialty care clinics
Telemedicine consultative services for patients unable to travel to Augusta
Management of patients in hospice home care
Supervision and training of H&PC fellows in collaboration with Maine Medical Center
Serves as professional liaison of the facility to other VA and federal facilities, the community, affiliates, media, congressional offices and constituent organizations. Maintains and promotes high ethical and clinical standards that are carried into decision-making processes.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, Full time, hours negotiable upon selection
Call Coverage: Rotates every 5 weeks, after hours and weekends from home
Salary Range: $200,000 to $225,000 per year
A recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate
Selected candidate may be eligible to apply for student loan repayment thru the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.
Originally an English trading post on the Kennebec River, Augusta has since 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. www.augustamaine.gov
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. To learn more visit: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/
Contact:If interested in learning more information about this position, please email an updated CV to email@example.com or call Sam Wright at 334-294-6130.
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About Togus VA Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.