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Physician - Palliative Care - Full-Time,Rotating - Ascension Borgess - Kalamazoo,MI
Why Join Ascension?
When you join Ascension and Ascension Medical Group, you are entering a partnership where physician engagement and experience is recognized as a key driver of delivering excellent patient care.
Your practice will be supported by a robust practice management platform, proven administrative and revenue cycle management services and some of the most current and physician-friendly EHRs on the market.
Physicians benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages.
Our hospital based, interdisciplinary Palliative Care team is seeking a compassionate, dedicated BE/BC physician to join our well established program. Our collaborative team includes physicians, APPs, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and chaplains.
Compensation: This is a hospital employed position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Teaching and research opportunities are available through Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
BORGESS | ASCENSION HOSPITAL
Join our Community
As a member of Ascension Borgess Health, our physicians join a large community of providers who are called to deliver compassionate, personalized care for all persons, especially those who are struggling or affected by poverty.
Whether you’re looking to fulfill your calling here or at one of our 1,900 Ascension sites of care across 24 states, we are here to support you. Patients benefit from our nationwide collaboration between hospitals, medical practices and innovators.
As a member of the largest nonprofit provider of care in the country, we are able to share best practices and knowledge across our smart network.
We recognize that the most important part of a healthcare network is our doctors who are providing care for patients. To support your work, Borgess Health and Ascension provide tools and resources to help you deliver quality, individualized outcomes.
Borgess Health includes more than 130 sites of care in 15 southern Michigan cities, as well as eight owned or affiliated hospitals, a nursing home, ambulatory care facilities, home health care, physician practices, managed care services, a cancer center and an air ambulance service.
Borgess Health offers a complete continuum of services to over 1 million people living in 10 counties in southwest Michigan.
Borgess Medical Center, the heart of the network in Kalamazoo, is a 424 bed teaching facility, with renowned cardiology, behavioral health and neuroscience programs.
Located halfway between Detroit and Chicago and 45 minutes from the Lake Michigan shoreline.
It is an important destination for business, education and cultural events.
Kalamazoo is home to three local colleges/universities as well as Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
The greater Kalamazoo area has several outstanding school systems.
Portage, MI, just 10 minutes outside of the city, has been ranked by several publications and websites as one of the BEST PLACES to live in MI.
We are also home to the famous Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo Promise is the only scholarship program of its kind.
The program provides resident graduates of the Kalamazoo Public Schools with to up 100 percent of their tuition and mandatory fees for four years at Michigan's public universities and community colleges.
This includes U of M and MSU.
Kalamazoo offers all of the amenities of the big city, only minutes away from quiet neighborhoods and more remote country-side or lakeside living.
The maximum commute time anywhere in the city is 20 minutes without the bumper-to-bumper traffic of large metro areas.
There are 101 lakes in Kalamazoo county.
There are dozens of outdoor, family- friendly activities [Hiking, camping, biking, skiing, boating +]
There are three museums, fantastic concert venues, sporting events and theater.
What You Will Do
As an Associate with Ascension Borgess Health-MI, you will have the opportunity to
Provides medical services to patients in an assigned area.
Evaluates and treats patients with appropriate medical diagnostic and treatment skills. Promptly communicates significant changes in patient condition to Primary Care Provider and/or Specialist. Coordinates discharge planning with case management.
Recommends, participates in, and works to ensure the success of efforts to improve cost effectiveness of care provided to patients.
Accepts patient referrals from other physicians. Acts as admitting, attending and/or consulting physician for patients who require hospitalization for primary medical diagnoses, depending on needs of patients, medical staff and hospital.
Coordinates coverage schedule in collaboration with others that will provide coverage 365 days per year. Provides coverage for unexpected absences or during exceptionally high patient volumes.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
Assist in covering 1500-1800 Consults per year
Approximately 4.5 Consults per day.
5 day a week and weekends coverage- with 8:00AM-5:00PM structure.
Rotating weekend schedule.
What You Will Need
Licensed Drug Enforcement Admin obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. This credential is required at start date or job transfer date, however, compliance will be monitored locally by the Medical Staff Office.
Finger Printing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. This credential is required at start date or job transfer date, however, compliance will be monitored locally by the Medical Staff Office.
Licensed Physician MD/DO obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. This credential is required at start date or job transfer date, however, compliance will be monitored locally by the Medical Staff Office.
Licensed CSR-Prescriptive Authority obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. This credential is required at start date or job transfer date, however, compliance will be monitored locally by the Medical Staff Office.
Doctor of Medicine
MD/DO Degree is required as of hire date This credential is required at start date or job transfer date, however, compliance will be monitored locally by the Medical Staff OfficePost-graduate degree of medical management is preferred
Work Experience: 1-2 years experience in geriatrics, post acute care, or extended care preferred. New graduates considered.