BLUEGRASS CARE NAVIGATORS "formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass", a nationally respected hospice having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978, is currently seeking a full-time Hospice & Palliative Medicine Physician for our Southeastern KY Service area. This position will oversee the medical component of patient care wherever the patient resides, consistent with BHC policies and in accordance with Federal and State hospice regulations.
Candidate requirements for this position:
Current license to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky. Board eligibility/certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, or appropriate medical society.
Added certification/eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred.
Two years’ experience in the practice of medicine preferred.
Familiar with the philosophical and technical aspects of Hospice and Palliative care.
Expertise in pain and symptom management preferred.
Ability to work as a member of a large interdisciplinary team.
Excellent communication skills and experience with conflict resolution.
Familiar with principles of quality management and ethical issues in Hospice and Palliative care.
ABOUT OUR AGENCY:
Recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017.
The American Hospital Association presented the 2017 Circle of Life Award™ “for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life”. Bluegrass Care Navigators is the only repeat honoree in the history of the award.
2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view, honoring hospices ranked above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluation questions.
Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its “2017 Best Places to Work.” The annual national award recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. The award is based on employees’ input about the agency and its goals, and honors health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.
Our services currently include:
Bluegrass Extra Care – a private pay service offering personalized home care
Bluegrass Transitional Care – help with hospital to home
Bluegrass Palliative Care – pain and symptom relief
Bluegrass Hospice Care – expert care for the final months of life
Bluegrass Grief Care – support through anticipatory grief and bereavement
To find out more about our agency and service offerings, please visit our website at www.bgcarenav.org.
Bluegrass Care Navigators is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Bluegrass Care Navigators does not discriminate in hiring, promoting, or any other aspect of employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic background, gender, age, height, weight, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.
Internal Number: 100
About Bluegrass Care Navigators
Bluegrass Care Navigator’s is a nationally respected hospice, having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978, providing hospice services to approximately 750 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky. Our primary goal is to provide compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care to patients and their families coping with serious illness. Do your personal goals align with ours? If so, we’d love to have you join our team!