Home Care Team Physician

Vitas Healthcare

Pittsburgh, PA

JOB DETAILS
LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA
POSTED
30+ days ago

Description

The physician has the responsibility for the medical care and treatment of patients rendered by the hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT) and shall consult and cooperate with the patient's attending physicians. The physician provides direction and guidance to the staff and volunteers of the hospice IDT to assure the maintenance of quality standards of care for patients and families. Actively participates in the clinical education and training for hospice patient care, admissions, and administrative personnel.
 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be a member in good standing on the medical staff of an accredited hospital in the state where the hospice is located. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of primary medical care, with at least a working knowledge of oncology.
  • Knowledge of palliative medicine, with particular emphasis on control symptoms associated with terminal illness.
  • Registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency to write scheduled prescriptions.
  • Medical malpractice and liability insurance in amounts and with carriers satisfactory to VITAS.
EDUCATION
  • Graduate of an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy with current license to practice in the state where the hospice program in located.  Board eligible/certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or other related specialty with a working knowledge of the principles of palliative medicine and symptom management.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE
  • EOE/AA M/F/D/V

About the Company

Vitas Healthcare

VITAS Healthcare®, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life care. Our name is derived from the Latin word for “lives” and symbolizes the VITAS mission: to preserve the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live.

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS operates hospice programs in 15 states and the District of Columbia. VITAS has enjoyed dynamic growth since its founding as a volunteer organization by a United Methodist minister and an oncology nurse. Today, VITAS employs 11,773 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily-primarily in the patients’ homes, and also in the company’s inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities. VITAS team members include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, physicians, social workers, chaplains and other caregiving professionals.

COMPANY DETAILS
COMPANY SIZE
10,000 employees or more
INDUSTRY
Healthcare Services
FOUNDED
1978
WEBSITE
https://www.vitas.com/