Physician, Palliative Care Service

Good Shepherd Hospice is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, an integrated health care delivery system with some of the region's finest health and human services agencies. CHS includes six hospitals, three skilled nursing facilities, a regional home nursing service, hospice and a multiservice, community-based agency for persons with special needs. CHS serves hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders each year, providing care that extends from the beginning of life to helping people live their final years in comfort, grace and dignity.

The Palliative Care Physician will provide Palliative Medicine consultative services as a member of the CHS Symptom Management & Supportive Care Service team at assigned CHS healthcare facilities where the program provides services. This position requires local travel up to 50% throughout the Long Island area to other CHSLI facilities. Position will be onsite at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bethpage when not traveling.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Provide consultation services in palliative medicine as part of the Symptom Management & Supportive Care Service Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Provide medical evaluation and treatment to patients on the service in both the inpatient and outpatient setting as assigned.
  • Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care, advance care planning, and completion of advance directives as appropriate.
  • Consult with the attending physician and the Interdisciplinary Team to establish a written plan of care and appropriate follow-up at intervals specified in the plan.
  • Ensure that patients' physical and psychosocial symptoms are managed according to service and specialty standards of care.
  • Conduct patient & family meetings to assess knowledge of disease status, establish goals of care, and discuss treatment options in concert with members of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Team & other providers, as applicable.
  • Participation in on-call coverage of the Symptom Management Service to assure 24 hour, 7 days a week coverage.
  • Participation in hospital programs & committee meetings as a representative of the Symptom Management Service as assigned.
  • Current license to practice medicine in New York State.
  • Current Controlled Substance Registration Certificate and Infection Control certificate.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy or ECFMG Certification.
  • Board certification in a primary medical specialty, internal medicine or family practice preferred.
  • Subspecialty certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred; eligibility for Board. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine or Hospice Medical Director Certification required
  • At least two years of postgraduate direct patient care in the absence of fellowship training in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.
How to Apply:
At Catholic Health Services of Long Island your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future. For immediate consideration, please apply online.

A member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Location: Farmingdale, NY