Physician - Palliative Care

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Bridgeport, CT
Feb 8, 2019


Job Description

Fairfield County - Connecticut

The Palliative Care Physician will lead our outpatient oncology efforts at Yale New Haven Health\u2014Smilow/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, all 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\u2014Bridgeport 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 offer including culture, great neighborhoods, restaurants, hiking, boating, and excellent school systems - all equidistant to New York City and Boston.

Interested candidates are invited to send CV to Staff Physician Recruiter at

Completion of ACGME accredited residency program. Board Certification in HPM or pain medicine, fellowship preferred but not required

Must have experience in the care of patients with advanced illness and pain

Board Certification in HPM or pain medicine

For position as medical director of this service, 2 years leadership experience

ACCOUNTABILITY to the Executive Director of the Geriatric and Palliative Care Service Line

COMPLEXITY: The Medical Director Physician must have some leadership experience and will be asked to oversee administrative tasks relative to the operations of the department. THe physician tasks will be with care of complex medically ill patients in need of palliative or pain support services.
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.



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Job Info

Job: 2146

Department: Palliative Care Program
Category: Physicians
Status: Full Time
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 40.00