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Executive Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Care New England
Providence, Rhode Island
Closing date
Jun 4, 2025

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Full Time
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Care New England (CNE) is a leading non-profit health system located in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, academically affiliated with the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, that provides comprehensive quality, cost-effective patient-centric care through the following delivery networks: Women & Infants Hospital, Kent Hospital, Butler Hospital, the Providence Center, VNA, Care New England Medical Group (CNEMG) and our ACO Integra.

Due to growth and expansion of services, we are seeking an Executive Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care to continue to advance patient care excellence through innovation and quality.

Geriatrics and Palliative Care Service Line Highlights

Kent Hospital, a 359 bed acute care community hospital, Healthy Aging and Serious Illness Service Line implemented to deploy specific initiatives that elevate the level of care for seniors and staff.
  • Silver Level 2 - Geriatric Emergency Department Accredited (GEDA) by the ACEP, the only one in the State of RI and one of less than 100 hospitals nationwide to earn this designation.
  • Geriatric Inpatient Services provided on the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit, one of only 43 nationally. Annual census > 1300 patients, average age of 84 with exceptional quality outcomes. The Unit is IHI Age-Friendly Health Systems "Committed to Excellence" approved.
  • CMS Waiver Hospital at Home program, only licensed hospital at home program in RI.

CNEMG/Integra: Outpatient Primary Care for Older Adults and Geriatric Medicine Consult Practice where patients can receive both primary care services and geriatric medical consults.

Butler Hospital, Rhode Island’s only psychiatric and substance abuse hospital includes both outpatient and inpatient geriatric psychiatry services on the Senior Treatment Unit for ages 65+.

Women & Infants Hospital: A leading specialty hospital for women & newborns and the premier hospital regionally for medical conditions including infertility, gynecologic and breast cancers, and gastrointestinal disorders. In an outpatient setting, our Palliative Care Team meets with patients referred by physicians in the Program in Women’s Oncology and its Breast Health Center.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – CNE has joined with 5 other pioneering organizations to support a new effort by the IHI and The Conversation Project to better prepare health care providers to receive and respect patient’s wishes about end-of-life care, packaging proven methods and programs with new tools and strategies.

Position Spotlight - Executive Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care
  • Serves as the CNE system Clinical Leader for the service line
  • Provides strategic direction and oversight in clinical areas to build and expand programs, establish guidelines and coordination of specialty related activities in conjunction with clinical and administrative leadership across operating units.
  • Primarily responsible for four major areas: service line planning and development, talent development, educational program for residents and fellows and quality oversight.
  • Support the Academic Chiefs and Residency designated institution officers to continue to achieve academic preeminence, oversight of various academic rotations including collaboration with Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine.
  • High level, unique blended role combining both geriatrics and palliative care that includes a faculty teaching appointment, oversight of a robust, high performing team of including geriatricians, palliative medicine physicians, advanced practice care givers, licensed social workers in addition to Integra’s nurse care managers embedded in our primary care practices.
  • Position breakdown: 70% clinical mix of outpatient geriatric primary care and inpatient consults, 30% protected administrative time

Consider Joining Us!
  • Board certified IM/FM and board-certified Geriatrics and/or Palliative Care
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Proven leadership, advocacy, planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate, co-management with palliative care, surgical service line integration
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills with knowledge of best practices
  • Experience in education program oversight, publications and teaching awards strongly desired
  • Familiarity with population health and ACOs
  • Maintain and promote our culture to innovate through academics, nursing, patient care
  • Active and unrestricted medical license in the State of RI
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Enjoy the Ocean State with endless outdoor activities, four seasons, a fabulous and dynamic culinary and arts scene, numerous top tier schools, an international airport and all just a 1-hour drive to Boston, 3 hours to NYC, 5 hours to Montreal!

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