Physician - Hospice & Palliative Care - Bon Secours Medical Group - Hampton Roads

Bon Secours Mercy Health
Suffolk, Virginia
Jan 04, 2021
Jan 04, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Hospice & Palliative Care
Candidate Type: MD, DO
Visa Accepted: No J1 or H1
Salary Range: Not Specified
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
Employment Type: Full Time
Bonuses Offered: None

Bon Secours Mery Health

Hampton Roads, Virginia

Palliative Medicine - Medical Director

Bon Secours Medical Group, a physician-led multi-specialty group in Hampton Roads, Virginia is seeking a dynamic Palliative Care Physician to join our established team. Successful candidate will have Medical Director responsibilities, not shy away from hard work and has the motivation to support building a palliative care program in an underserved area.

On September 1, 2018, Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health combined to become the United States’ fifth largest Catholic health care ministry and one of the nation’s 20 largest health care systems. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our communities and brings good help to those in need, especially people who are poor and dying.

Duties as Palliative Physician (70%):

  • Provide specialized care to patients with serious chronic illnesses
  • Help patients and families improve quality of life by addressing symptom needs and defining care goals
  • Facilitate coordination of care
  • Provide inpatient consults and palliative care medicine referrals
  • Daily palliative census is 18-24
  • Work with a team oriented, multidisciplinary group including nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, and clergy
  • Full time, 8am, to 5pm. No on call currently
  • Opportunity for paid Hospice call

Duties as Medical Director (30%):

  • Provides clinical leadership and expertise to the palliative medicine team
  • Serves as collaborating physician for advance practice clinicians/nurse practitioners on the palliative medicine team
  • Oversight of the work of the palliative medicine clinical team members
  • Regular team meetings to discuss programmatic/operational and staff issues
  • Collaboration with administrative leadership related to strategic planning, budget development and quality metric development and monitoring to evaluate program effectiveness


  • BC/BE Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • Fellowship training in Palliative Medicine

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