Hospice Physician

Allina Health Home Care Services
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Facility: Allina Health Home Care Services 
Address: 1055 Westgate Dr. 
St. Paul, MN 55114 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Palliative Care : Hospice 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: H1
Loan Repayment: Negotiable
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Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate and evidenced based care related to assessing, treating, and diagnosing patients with advanced progressive illness while promoting a healing environment
  • Develop and implement appropriate advanced disease treatment plans that effectively manage the patient’s needs creating a culture with optimal utilization of resources
  • Work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team
  • Participates in the assessment of medical staff learning needs as they relate to palliative care
  • Plans, implements, evaluates educational programs for medical and nursing staff based on identified learning objectives
  • Coordinate educational activities with other institutional and community programs
  • Responds to changes in clinical practice by planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating guidelines, protocols, and standards in collaboration with other staff
  • Participates in the process of program and system development for the management of palliative care
  • Leads initiatives to change the structure, system, or processes of the organization to more effectively support palliative care initiatives
  • Serves as a role model of the change expected from others
  • Identifies current trends in palliative care and their implications for advanced illness and end of life care
  • Investigates clinical problems and incorporates appropriate research findings as a basis for directing change in patient outcomes and systems that deliver care

Education

  • This position requires a Medical Doctorate degree (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) or foreign equivalent from an approved school of medicine.

Qualification/Skills

  • Minimum 5 years clinical experience, 2 of which must have been in palliative, oncology, geriatric, and/or hospice care
  • Expert in end-of-life care, including advanced care planning, pain and symptom management of the seriously ill patient, and psycho/social, emotional care issues
  • Excellent assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Highly organized, self-directed and motivated
  • Creative and innovative problem solver

Licensure/Certifications

  • Minnesota licensure
  • Current DEA licensure

About Us

Allina Health Home Health offers the support, knowledge and assistance to help keep patients independent in the comfort of home.

Our care team takes a patient and family-centered approach to care, respecting patient and family choices, care giving and decision making. Teaching about medicines and medical equipment in the home helps patients and families manage health care needs safely and confidently.

Experienced nurse case managers visits each patient's home. Nurses provide assessment, teaching, medication management and skilled nursing procedures while evaluating progress. The nurse case manager coordinates care with the patient's physician, family and other health care professionals.

Other services can include home health aide visits, social services, and professional therapies such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy. These services will vary depending on your doctor's order.

The Community

With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater (home to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"), the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors.

 

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. 

A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its:

  • 62 Allina Health clinics
  • 49 rehabilitation locations
  • 23 hospital-based clinics
  • 12 hospitals
  • 15 retail pharmacies 
  • 2 ambulatory care centers
  • specialty medical services, including hospice care, oxygen and home medical equipment and emergency medical transportation

Contact Information
Contact: Caitlin Braulick 
Phone: 612-262-4573
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