Are you ready to make a real difference in someone’s life? If you’re compassionate, loyal, motivated and interested in serving your community, you’ll find the right place as a Hospice Physician at Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health. We are currently have a few vacancies on our dedicated team of physicians. We are looking for two employed physicians to care for our patients, one in an inpatient setting and the other for a team supporting patients in their homes. Our physicians are able to spend time with our patients and provide care at a critical time in the life of their patients.
Several roles are currently available:
Care Center Physician
Home Team Physician
PRN Physicians - Some weekend availability preferred
As a physician with Suncoast Hospice, you will provide physician direction and guidance to the Suncoast Hospice program to assure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families. In addition, you will participate in the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meeting, perform certification, recertification, provide symptom control expertise, perform clinical visits in the home or inpatient setting and provide regulatory visits to meet recertification requirements. You will also serve as an educator and researcher of hospice care.
Our fulltime positions offer a full range of benefits including: health, vision, dental, generous paid time off, mileage/tuition reimbursement, malpractice insurance and peace of mind.
"Nestled on the bright blue waters of Tampa Bay, cosmopolitan St. Petersburg just keeps getting better and better, with a downtown arts and culture scene best exemplified by the spectacular Dalí Museum anchoring the waterfront. Historic, small-scale neighborhoods balance the big-city pleasures. With mild winters, this is a year-round city of outdoor play, and the proximity of 35 miles of white-sand beaches adds a quality-of-life layer that few other sophisticated enclaves possess."
Coastal Living recently named St. Pete/Clearwater to its list of 20 Best Places to Live in 2017, calling the area an "upstart city on Florida's Gulf Coast." The magazine based its rating off of beaches, cultural attractions like the Dalí Museum, dining and entertainment options, and places to stay, saluting the area's "historic, small-scale neighborhoods" for balancing "big-city pleasures." Coastal Living also took into account the population, average high and low temperatures, median home price, area commutability, and average days of sunshine.
The ideal candidate must possess an MD or DO from an accredited medical school, along with Board certification by an American Board of Medical Specialties recognized specialty that deals with care of the terminally ill, such as Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Oncology, or Geriatrics. Knowledge and previous experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management with a minimum of three years post graduate medical practice experience is required. State of Florida licensure and valid Florida driver’s and automobile insurance as per agency policies is also necessary, as you will be making home/residence visits on a regular basis. The Palliative Care Hospice Physician must be or become a member in good standing of the medical staff of an accredited hospital within the service area of Suncoast Hospice.
Founded in 1977 by volunteers, Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health, was born out of the vision of an exceptional group of people who realized the value of hospice care and wanted it for their families and neighbors. Today, their vision and mission remain the cornerstones of our work and organizational soul.
Suncoast Hospice is a not-for-profit organization committed to serving those liv...ing with chronic and terminal illnesses, nearing the end of life, or experiencing grief. Suncoast Hospice cares for patients and helps to guide their families as they provide care and make decisions. Suncoast Hospice is community based, offering comprehensive hospice and palliative care, caregiver education, individual and group counseling, spiritual support and many other programs to those it serves regardless of race, age, faith, diagnosis or financial circumstances.
Our goal is to help each person in our community maintain the best quality of life and live each day with meaning and purpose. Toward that goal, we continue to add new programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community.
Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services, and inspiration through endless encouragement.
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