Huntington Inpatient Palliative Consult Service, Site Director

Northwell Health Physician Partners
Huntington, New York
Closing date
Aug 31, 2022

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Hospice / Palliative Medicine
Full Time
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Northwell Health Department of Medicine seeks a Director of Palliative Care for Huntington Hospital. The ideal candidate should be a Board-Certified Palliative Care physician with at least 3 years post training and have an interest in the clinical and administrative oversight of the geriatric and palliative medicine program. This role will work closely with an interdisciplinary team including a social worker, nurse practitioner and physical therapist support to provide comprehensive care to patients with advancing illness. The Physician will work with consultants and staff to manage pain, symptoms, address goals of care and treatment plans, and to provide guidance and education to patients and families.

Established in 1916, Huntington Hospital is a full-service, 408-bed, nonprofit community hospital serving Huntington Township and surrounding communities. Huntington Hospital has been a member of Northwell Health since 1994 and shares the System s vision of being a preeminent healthcare delivery system in the tradition of excellence and the embodiment of community values and human dignity.

Huntington Hospital is proud to have been recognized with various awards and distinctions, including being listed as one of the top-ranked hospitals in New York State by U.S. News & World Report's 2016-19 best hospitals list. Huntington was listed as the nation's 39th best hospital for diabetes and endocrinology care and was regarded as high performing in the areas of heart failure, COPD, hip replacement and colon cancer. Huntington Hospital was also awarded with Advanced Certification for Palliative Care from the Joint Commission. Also, the second hospital in Suffolk county with Care Giver center to connect those caring for the chronically ill with programs and resources that can relieve their burden. The center will work within the hospital to help families with ongoing care after discharge.

Position Highlights:

  • Clinical Support staff: nurse practitioners, social workers
  • Teaching responsibilities with residents and medical students
  • Academic affiliation with Hofstra School of Medicine
  • Collaboration and support amongst Palliative teams across Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 76,000 employees 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners are working to change health care for the better. We re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

For additional information and to apply, please contact: Romaine Walton, Physician Recruitment,


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