Palliative Care Physician

Northeast Georgia Health System
Gainesville, Georgia
Closing date
May 11, 2023

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Hospice / Palliative Medicine
Full Time
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Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), a not-for-profit community health system serving over 1,200,000 people, is currently recruiting a physician to join our Palliative Care service line. NGHS is now a four-hospital system that totals over 700 beds. NGMC-Gainesville (557-beds), NGMC-Braselton (200-beds) and NGMC-Barrow (56-beds), NGMC-Lumpkin (40-beds).  

Opportunity Details:

  • Inpatient Palliative Care Team currently consists of two (2) Physicians and two (2) Nurse Practitioners, Social Worker and Chaplain
  • Will work collaboratively with physician, nurse practitioners, other consultants and primary team, as well as an interdisciplinary team including Social Worker, Case Management and chaplain
  • Will participate in the initial consults, develop and implement care
  • Community education and outreach
  • Schedule is Monday through Friday; 8am-5pm
  • Call is 1:5
  • Provides palliative care consultations within the hospital
  • Acts as a liaison between specialty consultants and primary attending staff to ensure high quality care.
  • Recently approved for ACGME certified Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship program schedule to welcome fellows in 2023


  • Board certified/eligible in Hospice/Palliative Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship, preferred but not required
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team preferred
  • Experience with collaboration and supervision of Advanced Practice Professionals preferred
  • Willing to participate in staff, volunteer and physician palliative care education
  • Current state medical license and in good standing with medical board.

**The ideal candidate will possess a mature, warm and patient personality with a passion for palliative medicine and care. Flexibility and compassionate bedside manner are essential. Must be a self-starter who takes initiative to work collaboratively with Interdisciplinary Team.


  • Fellowship trained in Palliative Medicine desired
  • Board certified/eligible in Hospice/Palliative Medicine

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) isn’t just Georgia’s #1 Hospital for the third consecutive year, it’s also among the top 10 in the nation for the second consecutive year according to a recent study by an independent healthcare quality rating service.

The CareChex study also rated NGMC as

  • #1 in Georgia for Overall Hospital Care
  • #1 in Georgia for Stroke Care
  • #1 in Georgia for Women’s Health
  • #1 in Georgia for Cardiac Care – which marks the eleventh year in a row NGMC is rated Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital.

We offer Highly Competitive Compensation Plans, 401K Matching / 457B Plans and Life, Health & Disability Insurance. We are in the 4th fastest growing area in the country with activities for all ages including beautiful hiking, mountain bike trails and water sports on Lake Lanier.

To learn more about these opportunities, contact: Jennifer McCalla, Physician Recruiter.

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