Physician - Palliative Care

Wellspan Health
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 09, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Job Title: Palliative Care Physician
Status: Fulltime
Facility: WellSpan Summit Physician Services
Department: Palliative Care
Location: Chambersburg, PA

Job Description/Summary:

WellSpan Summit Physician Services Palliative Care is seeking a full-time physician to do inpatient consults/family meetings at two hospitals, as well as build an outpatient clinic based on follow ups from inpatients, referrals from Oncology and other outpatient offices. Call is shared with 3 MD's in the practice.

We are very involved with our patient care and management of their symptoms. As their hospice provider, we arrange hospice care and follow them in the event they go to a local nursing home, visiting if permitted, or having them transported to outpatient clinic. We do occasional home visits when the patient is too sick. We do everything we can to prevent our patients from being admitted to the hospital if that is their wish. We offer IV Lasix and fluids through IV therapy located adjacent to the Palliative Care office. Often the therapies we can provide in the clinic averts the patient from spending hours in the ER or possibly being admitted.

We feel that having a trusting relationship and a familiar face eases the patient and family during this difficult time. Our nurses and providers do their best to follow their patients by following them from outpatient clinic, to the hospital and to the nursing home or no matter where they are.

Benefits Include:

  • Loan repayment
  • Relocation assistance
  • CME reimbursement
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Medical malpractice insurance and tail coverage
  • Highmark Blue Shield with standard cost sharing based on FTE status
  • Hours typically a 4o hour work week with participating call rotation

Franklin County, PA is where you ll find mountains, lakes, and a picturesque countryside coupled with theater, music, skiing, fishing, and much more. Franklin County merges the best of small town friendliness with easy access to metropolitan areas. We re only 90 minutes from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and only 3 hours away from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For confidential consideration contact:
Cressa Coldsmith, Provider Recruiter
WellSpan Summit Physician Services

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