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Medical Director Palliative Medicine

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

ChristianaCare, a three hospital, 1,300 bed healthcare system in Delaware, is actively recruiting for the Medical Director Palliative Medicine. This leader will oversee a large, well established clinical team that includes six Physicians, 10 Advanced Practice Clinicians, three RN Navigators, chaplain and chaplain residents and several Medical Assistants and Office Assistants. The program includes a busy inpatient consult service in the Christiana Hospital (906 beds; Newark campus) and Wilmington Hospital (321 beds: Wilmington campus), services at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center (Newark campus) and services in primary care practices, specialty practices and In-Home services.

 

The position is split approximately 40% clinical and 60% administrative. This leader also serves as the Section Chief Hospice and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine.

 

Why ChristianaCare

Join a dynamic team with organizational support for continued growth and expansion.

Advance progressive initiatives in progress with collaborative partners in Heart Failure, COPD, Adult CF Clinic and Home Visits.

Oversee a comprehensive palliative care program for cancer patients including multidisciplinary clinics with physical therapy, behavioral health, nutrition and genetic counseling on site.

Clinical research opportunities exist with resources provided by ChristianaCare's Value Institute.

HPM accredited fellowship in conjunction with Nemours Children's Health System and Sidney Kimmel Medical College of TJU (1 adult or 1 pediatric fellow per year).

CCHS residents and interns on service

 

Position Qualifications

Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Three years clinical work experience

Leadership experience including experience leading teams

Knowledge of fellowship and hospital regulatory requirements

 

ChristianaCare, is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 24th in the nation for hospital admissions (FY 2019). ChristianaCare is a major teaching hospital with three campuses (1,299 beds) and more than 260 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. ChristianaCare is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services. The system is home to Delaware's only Level I trauma center for adults and children, the only center of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. With more than 12,000 caregivers, ChristianaCare is the largest private employer in Delaware.

 

Benefits of living in the Delaware Valley

You have your choice or housing options in DE, PA, NJ or MD and enjoy reasonable commutes.

Connected by Amtrak and I95, this region is a hub for excellent restaurants, entertainment and sporting venues, cultural events and some of the nation's best colleges and universities.

Within 1-3 hours from four international airports.

Easy drives or a short train ride to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City.

Two hours from beautiful beaches in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey and popular skiing resorts in the Pocono Mountains.

Reasonable cost of living and no DE state sales tax.

 

 

EEO Statement:

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

 

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 858538

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

Updated On: Nov 14, 2021