Palliative Care / Geriatric Physician

Employer
Kaiser Permanente The Southeast Permanente Medical Group
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Specialty
Hospice / Palliative Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

We are seeking a board certified/board eligible Palliative Care physician. This position will be based at our Kaiser Permanente Gwinnett Comprehensive Medical Center located in Duluth, Georgia.

This provider will be an addition to the palliative care team in caring for Kaiser Permanente (KP) Georgia members with potentially life limiting illnesses. The primary focus is on outpatient care, providing assessments, treatment, and recommendations. The physician will work closely with the team s nurses, chaplains, social workers, clinical pharmacy specialist, and other team members. Visits with members will primarily occur in KP medical offices and, telephonically, but may take place in member s homes as appropriate. Collaborating with the member s other physicians, the physician in this position will treat and/or recommend care for members' medical problems and chronic illnesses with emphasis on patients quality of life and functional ability. This will include counseling on advance directives, physical and psychosocial concerns, end of life care, and other topics as appropriate.

Ideal candidate must be MD/DO, post-graduate residency training, and board certification in internal medicine or family medicine, fellowship, and board certification in palliative care medicine. Candidate must have one year post residency experience in caring for palliative care patients in an outpatient and/or facility setting.

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is one of Georgia s largest independent, physician-owned, multi-specialty medical groups. More than 500 physicians and 150 associate practitioners work together in a unique integrated care model to provide high-quality care to over 300,000 Kaiser Permanente members. Care is delivered at 26 medical offices featuring state-of-the-art equipment, labs, imaging services, and pharmacies. We also provide surgical services and around the clock care at some of the area s top hospitals.

TSPMG offers a competitive salary, a generous retirement package, paid time off, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, long and short-term disability, relocation allowance, and more. We also offer numerous clinical and non-clinical learning opportunities and physician leadership development.

Atlanta, our home for more than 30 years, is a thriving metropolis that blends southern charm with modern art, music and culture. Learn more about our beautiful southern city at http://www.atlanta.com/.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We maintain a drug and nicotine free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Additional job experience requirements are listed below:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with patients with potentially life-limiting illness, their family members/caregivers, and other physician and non-physician health professionals
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various locations for patient care

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Two years post-residency experience in providing palliative care services to patients in the outpatient and/or facility setting
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in a skilled nursing/custodial care setting
  • Experience in performing home visits

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation:

  • GA state licensure
  • DEA registration

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