Yale New Haven Health System | Northeast Medical Group
September 21, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
PALLIATIVE CARE PHYSICIAN
The Palliative Care Physician will lead our outpatient oncology efforts at Yale New Haven Health—Smilow/Bridgeport Hospital Campus. This is an opportunity to build an oncology focused practice, with leadership and growth opportunities within the Yale New Haven Health System at our new state- of-the-art outpatient facility. As a part of Yale New Haven Health, Bridgeport Hospital offers cancer care and treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Fairfield and Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull. Cancer patients who are admitted to Bridgeport Hospital are cared for by specially trained staff on a dedicated oncology unit.
The practice will involve expanding relationships with referring staff, development of oncology specific expertise, education at all levels (GME, Medical and Nursing Staff, Community), and operations related to the clinic experience. YNHH—Bridgeport Hospital Campus offers a wide range of patient populations, and outstanding clinical and academic relationships with the Yale New Haven Health main campus and Yale University. Opportunities for scholarly work and collaboration across campuses exist. Position will be primarily outpatient, but remain integrated with the inpatient hospital team for reciprocal coverage and support. Inpatient team is well established (7 years), fully interdisciplinary, and has a warm and supportive culture. The position will report to the Medical Director of Palliative Care, Bridgeport Hospital, and reside within the Center for Geriatrics and Palliative Care, offering additional collaborative benefits with Geriatrics.
Fairfield County has much to offer including culture, great restaurants, neighborhoods and excellent school systems - equidistant to New York City and Boston.
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Completion of ACGME accredited residency program. Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine or Pain Medicine
Must have experience in the care of patients with advanced illness and pain
MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.