VITAS® Healthcare has a rewarding opportunity for a full-time Home Care Physician!
Join our growing and dedicated team in Jacksonville as a Home Care Physician and find a career that combines clinical excellence with compassion. We are looking for an experienced, board-certified or board-eligible physician with a passion for preserving the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live, ensuring that each patient’s wishes are honored with dignity.
In collaboration with the attending physicians, you will oversee the medical care and treatment of hospice patients as provided by the interdisciplinary team. In this role, you will act as a medical resource for the staff and volunteers to ensure that they meet the highest quality standards of end-of-life care. You will also actively participate in the clinical education and training for hospice patient care staff, admissions and administrative personnel.
Why Work for VITAS?
VITAS knows that you treat every patient with dignity and respect, and we treat our employees the same way. Here, you’ll find opportunities for growth and advancement, as well as competitive compensation and excellent benefits. And with our commitment to your professional development through both peer-to-peer and interdisciplinary mentorships, you’ll have the chance to work with—and learn from—some of the brightest minds in hospice and palliative medicine today.
You became a physician to improve patients’ lives and make a difference, but the realities of medical practice today often make that goal very difficult. As a VITAS hospice care physician, you will enrich the quality of your patients’ lives and experience what it means to contribute to your community every day. Explore a rewarding career where we support you so that you can put your patients and their families first. Hospice work isn’t easy, but we do it extraordinarily well.
Graduate of an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy, with a current license to practice medicine in Florida
Member in good standing on the medical staff of an accredited Florida hospital
Board certification or board eligibility, preferably in a medical specialty related to end-of-life care, such as Palliative Medicine, Family Practice, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology or Osteopathy
Knowledge of the principles and practice of primary medical care, palliative medicine and terminal illness symptom management, with at least a working understanding of oncology
Capacity to work collaboratively with patients’ attending physicians, hospice employees and volunteers to implement optimum medical care as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team
Registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to write scheduled prescriptions