Hospice and Palliative Care Physician Opportunity
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Ascension St. Vincent’s HealthCare (SVH) in Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Hospice and Palliative Care Physician to lead its growing interdisciplinary team. SVH has three hospitals in the Jacksonville area, a growing Medical Group and Primary Care network, and is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health care system.
The candidate will perform Palliative Care consultations, focusing on pain/symptom management assessments, prognostication and goal-setting. Duties include primarily inpatient palliative care, outpatient palliative care at the system’s partner, Mayo Cancer Clinic, and supervision of the interdisciplinary team’s APC’s.
St. Vincent’s HealthCare has served Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia for over 100 years, and has provided palliative care services to our patients for over 7 years. We are one of two Joint Commission Certified Palliative Care Programs within Ascension as well as within Florida. We are currently participating in a National Institute of Health Study in partnership with UPENN and Ascension that will provide the first experimental evidence of the effectiveness of inpatient palliative care consultative services in real-world settings.
Jacksonville, Florida is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with approximately 850,000 residents, not including surrounding counties. It sits on the beautiful St. Johns River in the city center with the Atlantic Ocean a short drive away. It boasts a mild climate, reasonable cost of living, professional sports teams, and a solid economy. For more information please contact Jackie Lerch.
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