The Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks experienced physician candidates to serve as Medical Director of Penn Medicine Hospice.
Penn Medicine Hospice is a national leader in hospice care, providing innovative clinical services and education to the Penn Medicine community and beyond. With two state-of-the art inpatient hospice units and multiple home hospice teams, Penn Medicine Hospice provides multidisciplinary hospice services to approximately 400 patients per day across Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Penn Medicine Hospice partners with inpatient, outpatient, and home-based palliative care programs across Penn Medicine to ensure seamless transitions across settings and goals of care. Penn Medicine Hospice also serves as a core teaching site for medical students, residents, and fellows. As one of only a few academic hospices nationally, Penn Medicine Hospice was recently recognized for exemplary care delivery by the Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association.
The Medical Director for Penn Medicine Hospice provides clinical leadership for all hospice operations and practice. This includes close collaboration with other members of the hospice leadership team, reporting to the Chief Medical Officer of Penn Medicine at Home. The Medical Director is expected to participate in hospice-related business development, quality improvement, regulatory surveys, and budget planning.
Clinical responsibilities will include supervision of a home hospice team, inpatient hospice care, and palliative care consultations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The successful candidate will also be eligible for appointment in the non-tenure academic clinician track as a core faculty member in palliative care. Opportunities exist for direct teaching and curriculum design for medical students, residents, and fellows.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have an M.D. or equivalent degree. Board certification or eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is required. Fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is strongly preferred. The academic clinician track requires 100 credits per year of active and high quality teaching responsibilities. Expertise is required in hospice administration, to include: hiring, onboarding and management of hospice providers; hospice regulatory compliance; staff development and education; and communication with referring providers.
Internal Number: 73225 & 73226
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