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Palliative Physician


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We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have achieved four-years of Magnet ® status with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.

Company

Lancaster General Medical Grp

Cost Center

61180 Hematology Oncology Medical Specialists

Supervisory Organization

Hematology/Oncology Providers

Grade

P02

Summary

Physicians at Lancaster General Health are often found collaborating with their peers and team members to provide a coordinated and holistic approach to care through our patient centered medical home model.  We believe that care must incorporate all needs of the patient.  This includes medically necessary before and after care services, as well as access to socio-economic resources in the community, to ensure their wellbeing as the ultimate path to recovery.  Our belief in this type of approach allows our physicians the opportunity to participate in clinical and organizational improvement huddles, committees and other initiatives, providing opportunities to innovate within their own practices as well as the overarching health system. 

The Ann. B Barshinger Cancer Institute at Lancaster General Health, a part of Penn Medicine, is seeking an outpatient palliative medicine physician to join a growing practice. The palliative care physician will work in the outpatient Cancer Institute with a well-established interdisciplinary team comprised of physicians, social workers, chaplains, physician assistants and nurses.  The qualified candidate will possess broad clinical knowledge and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Clinical responsibilities include expert management of physical and emotional symptoms related to cancer or disease-directed treatment, facilitating advance care planning discussions, and collaborating closely with each patient’s primary oncology team. 

This program provides a collegial atmosphere with colleagues, where palliative care is viewed as an integral part of oncologic care.  The oncology teams and hospital leadership are invested in value-based care and possess progressive views toward expanding access to specialty-level palliative care concurrently with disease-directed treatment throughout the continuum of illness. In addition, there are opportunities for academic advancement through Penn Medicine, which can be tailored to the candidate’s individual interests.   

Our cancer team physicians, including palliative medicine, practice in a single location at Penn Medicine’s Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, a 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art cancer center that provides medical, surgical, radiation, and palliative oncology under one roof. Our warm, light-filled, modern cancer institute includes 60 infusion chairs, 53 examination rooms, 4 linear accelerators, brachytherapy, and the nation's first CyberKnife M6. Construction is well underway for an integrated Proton Therapy center. 

Our high-functioning professional multidisciplinary care team also comprises nine nurse navigators, four social workers, two dietitians, two chaplains, three financial counselors, two Behavioral Health specialists and three physical therapists. We have two full time onsite licensed cancer Genetic Counselors, and a full-time clinical research team. Critical to our success and to our mission is our focus on our team, quality of life, continuing education, job satisfaction, and administrative support. Interested physicians are encouraged to pursue research and areas of clinical focus.

Our cancer program is a member of Penn Medicine Cancer Service Line, sharing site-specific oncology disease teams, which focus on quality, safety, and program growth. Being part of Penn Medicine creates additional cross-system research and growth opportunities for interested individuals. We are a successful member of the CMS Oncology Care Model and are looking for forward thinking physician leaders who share our focus on quality, patient satisfaction and financial stability.

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Medicine (Allopathic/Osteopathic)
  • Completion of an accredited residency program
  • Completion of an accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
  • Completion of an accredited Possess or able to obtain an unrestricted PA Medical License
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible
  • 2-3 years of experience as a Hospice and Palliative physician desirable              

PENN MEDICINE LGHP offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (a partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.
 

Disclaimer

Lancaster General Health invests in the Employee Total Rewards by providing our employees with a competitive comprehensive packaging inclusive of:

Generous paid time off, Health, Dental, Vision, Wellness and Prescription, Retirement with an employer match and basic contribution, Tuition discounts and a tuition free affiliation with Pennsylvania Health Sciences. We also provide subsidized childcare, life insurance and career advancement opportunities for long term career growth.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health as a result of the referral or through other means.

CAMPUS Full Time Posted on 09/10/2020