Palliative Care Physician - Medical Director

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Greenwich, CT
Nov 17, 2020


Job Description


Medical Director, Palliative Care

Greenwich Hospital 

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Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven Hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a physician-led, non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians.

Join our growing Palliative Care team in Southeastern Connecticut. This position will provide inpatient consultative services at a 206 bed academic community hospital. You will join an established and respected team with full interdisciplinary support, including physician, APRN, social worker, and chaplain. There are many opportunities for clinical education and research, and the option exists for a part time clinical faculty appointment with Yale.

The Medical Director of Palliative Care Services oversees the palliative care program, is responsible for ensuring the program meets yearly goals and objectives and, along with senior leadership, support the growth and quality of the services.

Position Requirements include Board Certified/Board Eligible internal medicine or family medicine physician who has completed fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and has been working in palliative care medicine. Additional experience growing a service and building an ambulatory program is desired.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established and reputable service that provides the following:

  • Collegial and supportive environment with access to resources and specialists across the continuum of care
  • Volunteer academic and research opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Flexible schedule to ensure work/life balance
  • Employment model with competitive compensation with excellent benefit and retirement plans including a pension and matching 403B, vacation, CME, malpractice including tail coverage and more!

Located in the beautiful New England setting of Fairfield County, the area boasts wonderful family oriented residential communities with excellent school systems. There is quick access to New York City and Boston with fabulous cultural opportunities, theater, orchestra, museums and restaurants.





  • 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.
  • 1. To provide high quality clinical services to patients both in the inpatient and out patient settings.
  • 2. To complete and submit billing and data reports in a timely fashion
  • 3. To oversee and monitor day to day operations of Palliative Care Medical Services
  • 4. To coordinate and direct patient care services
  • 5. To oversee continuous quality improvement initiatives within the Palliative Care Section
  • 6. To ensure adequate provision of educational services
  • 7. To ensure compliance with all Safety/ Compliance policies




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 some leadership experience is expected


Additional Information

The medical director of Palliative Care identifies and problem solves issues that arise with Palliative Care Services. The medical director provides quality monitoring and performance support for all Center for Palliative Care nurses and advanced clinical providers. The medical director oversees co-ordination of education at the level of fellowship, PA and Medical student, and APRN student as needed. The medical director assists in the implementation of strategy to grow Palliative Care Services. The medical director oversees the operations of PalGEMS, which are ED Palliative Care Services with in the service line. The medical director assists the executive director with implementing new palliative care services in the service line. The medical director of palliative care serves as a staff educator and a role model in the quality of care delivered to patients with serious illness. In addition to the role of medical director, this position also fulfills all the requirements of physician in the section of Palliative Care Medicine including provision of health assessment and direct care in all our practice environments to patients as part of the provider team. The palliative medicine physician provides comprehensive medical services for patients, regardless of age or sex on a continuing basis by performing the following duties outlined in this document.



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Job Info

Job: 16518

Department: GH Palliative Care
Sub Category: MIDDLE MGR (DIR)
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Hours: 40