21 days ago


Chicago Suburbs, IL


Job Title:                                            Inpatient Palliative Medicine Physician

Reports To:                 System Medical Director, Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine


Purpose of the Position:

  • Provide palliative medicine consultations care for person with serious, complex and/or life-threatening conditions.
  • Enhance hospital communication efforts with patients and families.
  • Serve as clinical and educational role model and mentor.
  • Support patients and their families in collaboration with the managing service and primary care team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and document palliative medicine consultations and follow-up evaluations for patients with palliative care needs when requested by the managing medical service.
  • Assist in providing patients and families with high-quality, coordinated psycho-social and emotional support.
  • Maintain currency for palliative care quality data base.
  • Engage in quality improvement programs.
  • Advocate for improvements in palliative care through participation in professional organizations.
  • Provide clinical expertise, educational programming, and guidance for students, the health system and community entities when requested.
  • Maintain strong communication and positive relationships with the palliative care team and medical staff members.
  • Create and support programming to grow the palliative care service.
  • Ensure continuity of clinical coverage for assigned sites.
  • Ensure personal and team compliance with practice standards and billing codes
  • Support coordinated health system efforts and practice responsible stewardship of resources.
  • Maintain licenses and certifications required for practice of palliative medicine in State of Illinois.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • BC/BE in Palliative Care Medicine
  • Unrestricted medical and DEA license to practice in the State of Illinois.