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The Palliative Care Physician is an integral member of the Palliative team to include: performance of patient/family evaluations, complex symptom management, pain control, and psychosocial needs; provision of care within the scope of service for patients referred to Palliative service; and collaboration with physicians within and outside the hospital to provide appropriate care.
This individual will conduct an assessment of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and functional components; develop a treatment plan; order and interpret diagnostic components of the plan; and prescribe non-pharmacological and pharmacological agents.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Perform comprehensive health assessments for the purpose of evaluating, treating, and providing comfort care to individuals as appropriate.
Formulate appropriate differential evaluation, develops treatment plan to include appropriate diagnostics; identifies non-pharmacological interventions, prescribes appropriate pharmacological agents, and provides education. The plan is based on mutually established priorities to maximize the health potential and wishes of the patient and family.
Provide relevant patient and family education; makes appropriate referrals to other professional and community agencies.
Effectively communicate with other physicians regarding changes in plan of care and patient and family goals.
Act as educational resource to community physicians regarding palliative care and end-of-life issues.
Demonstrate the ability to use effective organizational/prioritization problem-solving and decision-making abilities in practice.
Primary area of practice will be outpatient palliative care providing direct patient care in a combination of home visits, facilities visits, telehealth visits, and outpatient clinics. This individual may also be involved in some inpatient consults at Mary Washington and Stafford Hospital as needed.
This individual will be involved in helping development of the outpatient palliative care program and an opportunity for shaping the outpatient palliative care program.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be a graduate of an AMA approved school of medicine or osteopathy (ECFMG candidate if foreign medical school graduate).
Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Virginia required.
Fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is strongly preferred.
Active DEA License required.
AHA BLS Provider CPR required
About Mary Washington Healthcare:
Mary Washington Healthcare is a non-profit regional system consisting of two hospitals (571 beds), three emergency departments and over 50 healthcare facilities. serving patients and communities across the greater Fredericksburg Region. We promote a culture of acceptance and innovation where you truly can "Be Heard". In 2023 we will be hosting our first residents as we work toward our Residency Program.
The Fredericksburg region includes four counties (Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford) and the City of Fredericksburg, and is ideally located 50 miles south of Washington DC and 50 miles north of the Capital of Virginia, Richmond and is accessible to major cities and markets along the East Coast and the global marketplace. With a population of 338,000, the area has been designated Virginia's fastest growing for five consecutive years.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
A Not-for-Profit Regional Healthcare System Dedicated to Excellence. From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years. Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.