Hospice Medical Director Inpatient

    • Job Tracking ID: 512219-538754
    • Job Location: Chicago , IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 12, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Are You a Physician with Experience in Hospice and Palliative Care?

We have great opportunity at JourneyCare's state-of-art Inpatient Center in Chicago @ Rush University Medical Center 

JourneyCare—the Chicagoland region’s leading nonprofit palliative, supportive, and end-of-life agency, serving nearly 3,000 patients daily—is seeking a full-time hospice and palliative care physician for our state-of-the-art Chicago inpatient center at RUSH University Medical Center located at 1653 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois  60612.    

The ideal physician candidate is comfortable with inpatient and outpatient settings, a licensed M.D. or D.O. in the state of Illinois, and is board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine or as a Certified Hospice Medical Director. 

Join our team of over 20 end-of-life physician specialists to provide patients with the best symptom management and quality of life. We innovate and create vital solutions to support patients and families living with serious and life-limiting illnesses, enriching lives through expert compassionate care.

JourneyCare is the region’s leader in hospice and palliative care innovation, providing expert palliative, supportive and end-of-life care to patients of all ages facing advanced illness. For more than 30 years, we have accompanied thousands of individuals and families as a guide and partner in care.  Our team of physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, and certified nursing assistants, along with more than 1,500 volunteers, is a trusted resource for care and support. 

Our physicians serve

  • In direct patient care in our five state-of-the-art inpatient hospice CareCenters located in Chicago, Barrington, Glenview, Woodstock and Arlington Heights
  • As medical directors for our hospice teams who collectively serve more than 3,000 palliative and hospice care patients—including the largest pediatric hospice program in Illinois
  • As faculty and preceptors for area Fellowships in Palliative Medicine as well as for area medical, nursing, and physician Assistant training programs
  • As palliative medicine consultants in the community as well as with our Joint Commission certified inpatient services at Northwest Community and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • As leaders in the field of hospice & palliative medicine locally, regionally, and nationally



Experience and Skills:

  • Advanced medical degree required
  • Licensed M.D. or D.O. in the state of Illinois
  • Board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine or Certified Hospice Medical Director preferred
  • Controlled substance license with current DEA license number
  • Eligible or currently possess a Medicare/ Medicaid provider number
  • Experience in HPM practice and leadership preferred but on the job education & training provided

JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.  The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois.  We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms. 

JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence. Join our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and C.N.A.’s , along with more than 1,300 volunteers, who continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve.

Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care
  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care
  • Five Hospice CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock, for those who require short term, around-the-clock medical oversight
  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch
  • A comprehensive grief support program
  • Jewish Care Services
  • We Honor Veterans Program
  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities

Your Life . . .

Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice.  Many of our employees will tell you it’s a calling that changed their lives.

JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.

We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefit package
  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement
  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment

Your Path . . .

Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.

Join our Journey!

For more information apply online at http://www.journeycare.org and explore career opportunities with us.