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Hospice and Palliative Care Program Director

HCA Healthcare
Gainesville, Florida
Closing date
Feb 28, 2025

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Hospice / Palliative Medicine
Full Time
Position Type


Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Job Summary:

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, in conjunction with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF COM), is seeking an exceptional hospice and palliative care physician to join as their Program Director for their established program.

Qualified Candidates:
  • The incoming physician must be board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of prior clinical practice of hospice and palliative medicine
  • Applicants must have record involvement in education and scholarly activities, which included mentoring fellows, serving as clinical supervisor in an inpatient or outpatient setting, developing curricula, and / or participating in didactic activities
  • Prior academic leadership appointments and / or experience per the ACGME programs ideal
  • Clinical duties are focus primarily on outpatient hospice and palliative care
  • Manage 2 fellows per year
  • Will be responsible for administration and operations; teaching and scholarly activity; resident recruitment and selection, evaluation, promotion, and disciplinary action; supervision of residents; and resident education in the context of patient care

Incentive/Benefits Package:
  • Employed by Haven Hospice
  • Competitive compensation with performance-based incentive plan
  • Great comprehensive and flexible benefits program (for example: Option of HMO and HDHP medical plans, Dental & Vision Insurance, Company-paid long-term disability and life insurance, Generous PTO, 401(K) plan with company match and Gym Reimbursement)
  • Strong support system
  • Teaching physicians will receive faculty appointments and collaborate with other UCF COM faculty.

About Haven Hospice:
  • Haven is based in Gainesville, FL and is one of the largest advanced illness/end-of-life companies in the U.S.
  • Haven provides advance care planning, palliative care, transitions programs and hospice services, including five free-standing inpatient care centers.
  • Serving advanced illness needs in North Florida since 1979, Haven has been the recipient of the Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association for its excellence and innovation and has been recognized as a Florida Pacesetter for its leadership in promoting advance directives.
  • Haven serves over 7,000 patients and families annually in 18 Florida counties.

About Graduate Medical Education at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital:
  • HCA Healthcare has over 270+ residency and fellowship programs across the country
  • The hospital established Graduate Medical Education in 2016.
  • The hospital 6 residency programs and 2 fellowship programs with 173 resident / fellow positions.
  • On-site Simulation Lab.
  • The hospice and palliative care fellowship program is accredited for 2 fellows and maintains continued Accreditation status.

About HCA Florida North Florida Hospital:
  • A trusted community hospital with 510 licensed beds located in Gainesville, Florida
  • Provides full-service medical and surgical acute care
  • Three freestanding emergency service locations, in addition to main ER
  • Large Robotic Program with five da Vinci Xi Robots
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center & DNV-GL accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Ranked top two in HCA Healthcare for stroke care in 2020
  • Certified as a Key Top-Quality Performer by Joint Commission
  • Evolving Graduate Medical Education Program

Nestled in the landscape of North Central Florida, Gainesville is known for its preservation of historic buildings, art, cultural diversity, and the beauty of its natural surroundings; including numerous springs, lakes, outdoor parks and museums. Not far from either coast, Gainesville is just a short drive to sandy beaches and some of Florida s most notable attractions. Recognized as one of Florida s most livable cities, Gainesville is an innovative city that combines both a small and big town feel.

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