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Physician - Palliative Care - Full Time Academic

Ochsner Health
Shreveport, Louisiana
Closing date
Dec 13, 2024

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Hospice / Palliative Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- Shreveport are currently seeking a Palliative Medicine Physician to join our team. This position will serve in the Department of Medicine under the direction of the Chair, Steven Bailey, MD. Must be BC/BE and be eligible for a Louisiana license.

Practicing and teaching the fundamental skills of palliative care, such as:

  • Enhancing the quality of life for patients and their families when confronting serious or life changing illness,
  • Addressing complex symptom management,
  • Minimizing other domains of human suffering by providing psychosocial, existential and spiritual support to patients and their families,
  • Assisting with communication, advanced care planning and end-of-life decision making that addresses the values and goals of the patient,
  • Ensuring a continuum of care across various clinical settings during the trajectory of illness
  • Managing pain control, alleviation of psychosocial distress, provide support for spiritual concerns and meet the practical needs of the patient throughout the continuum of health care.
  • Improving a patient s and his or her family s access to information that can help them to understand the patient s condition and the range of treatment options available.
  • Coordination of care across different settings by facilitating communication among providers, especially as changes occur in the patient s condition and needs.

Highlights of the Position:

  • Our health sciences center is home to the School of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies and School of Allied Health Professions and a robust research enterprise. More than 800 students are enrolled in the degree programs at any one time. Additionally, nearly 600 residents and fellows are trained each year.
  • Collegial and multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses to collaborate on a customized plan of care for each patient.
  • Physician leadership and input at all levels of administration.
  • EPIC medical record platform utilized

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and training
  • Generous Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Optional Retirement Plans

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