Help us change the face of serious illness by joining our team as a Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care Physician.
With 40 years of healthcare leadership and expertise, JourneyCare has achieved national recognition for growth, innovation, community partnerships and best practices in caring for adults and children with serious illness. JourneyCare serves 13 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois and is the largest provider of hospice and palliative care in Illinois. The agency also provides services that include JourneyCare House Calls, Chronic Care Management, JourneyCare Choices and Home Health - serving patients at all stages of serious illness. JourneyCare is dedicated to enriching lives through expert, compassionate care and empowering patients and families to live with dignity, on their own terms. We are more than just a career choice - be part of a culture where you can make a difference.
The Hospice Physician, under the direct supervision of the Medical Director, is responsible for creating and maintaining the medical component of the Agency’s patient care program. This role serves as the Hospice Physician representative of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and/or the attending physician for hospice and palliative care patients. The Hospice Physician is responsible for certifying (in conjunction with the attending physician, if applicable) that patients are terminally ill and re-certifying eligibility for hospice or palliative care for subsequent election periods.
- Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Degree
- Licensed Physician and Surgeon in the state of Illinois
- Licensed Physician Controlled Substance with current DEA license number
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Certification
- Current, or eligible, Medicare/ Medicaid provider number
- Current, or eligible, credentials at local hospital(s)
- Experience in hospice and palliative care
- Knowledge of health care regulations, policies and procedures
- Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to various levels within the agency, to present to varied audiences and to facilitate group meetings
- Ability to demonstrate exceptional theoretical and practical knowledge to solve complex problems
- Ability to think creatively and develop recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes and systems
- Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment with multiple priorities and objectives; to operate with a sense of urgency while maintaining flexibility and effectively managing priorities meeting deadlines
- Ability to maintain organizational confidentiality which includes, but in not limited to, information about patients/families, volunteers, employees, donors and agency processes
- Management skills
- Organizational skills
- Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, internet, e-mail), voicemail
- Knowledge of electronic medical records
- Eligibility to bill insurance for palliative care and symptom management visits
Visit our careers website to apply for this position, read about our comprehensive benefits and learn about what it’s like to work at JourneyCare. Our team members make a difference! https://www.journeycare.org/careers