August 14, 2013
Los Angeles/Ventura , California
Full Time - Experienced
Make a difference in someone else’s life—and your own. At VITAS, we are guided by our four VITAS Values, the first of which is: Patients and Families come first. Putting patients and families first means a skilled and compassionate team of caregivers works together to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients with a limited time to live. Everyone on our staff is a ded
icated patient advocate, empowered to take a hands-on approach that brings compassion and caring to healthcare. We offer a variety of full-time, part-time and per-diem employment opportunities. You can choose to work day or night shifts, weekdays or weekends. With hospice programs in 51 locations in 18 states and the District of Columbia, there’s a time and place that’s right for you. Working for the nation’s leading hospice provider also offers unlimited opportunities for growth. Our senior vice president of clinical development started his VITAS career as a chaplain. Our chief operating officer joined us as a nurse. Many of our employees come to us with no hospice background, but our on-the-job training and tuition reimbursement benefit allow them to build their own successful career path in this rewarding field. Employees earn competitive salaries and have the flexibility to choose a benefits package suitable to their own needs and lifestyle.
VITAS, the nation's leading hospice provider, is currently seeking a Medical Director for our LA/Ventura Program. The Medical Director has the overall responsibility for medical direction of the care and treatment of the patients and their families rendered by the hospice interdisciplinary team. Consults with and cooperates with patient's attending physician. The Medical Director educates practicing physicians and others engaged in health care services regarding the hospice program and its potential benefits to patients.
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Qualifications: CA license Board certification in a medical specialty which deals with care of the terminally ill, such as Internal Medicine, Oncology or Family Practice, with at least a working knowledge of medical oncology and demonstrated expertise in the principles of palliative medicine and symptom management Knowledge of the principles and practice of primary medical care, with at least a working knowledge of oncology. Knowledge of palliative care with particular emphasis on control of symptoms associated with terminal illness Medical malpractice and liability insurance in amounts and with carriers satisfactory to VITAS
Internal Number: FL21247
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