Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatrician

    • Job Tracking ID: 512219-770371
    • Job Location: Barrington, IL
      Cook County
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/01/2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description

Help us change the face of serious illness, and our patients celebrate every moment by joining our Pediatrics team as a Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatrician

Join the team at JourneyCare, with more than 40 years of healthcare leadership and expertise, JourneyCare has achieved national recognition for growth, innovation, community partnerships and best practices in caring for adults and children with serious illnesses. We are more than just a career choice – it’s a culture where you can make a difference!

Ask us about our competitive benefits packages!

Position Overview
The Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatrician under the direct supervision of the Medical Director, is responsible for creating and maintaining the medical component of the Agency’s patient care program. This role serves as the Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatrician representative of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and/or the attending physician for hospice and palliative care patients. The Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatrician is responsible for certifying (in conjunction with the attending physician, if applicable) that patients are terminally ill and re-certifying eligibility for hospice or palliative care for subsequent election periods.

Experience and Skills

Requirements for Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatrician position

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Degree
  • Licensed Physician and Surgeon in the state of Illinois
  • Licensed Physician Controlled Substance with current DEA license number
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Certification
  • Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Board Certification preferred
  • Current, or eligible, Medicare/ Medicaid provider number
  • Current, or eligible, credentials at local hospital(s)
  • Experience in pediatric hospice and palliative care
  • Knowledge of health care regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to various levels within the agency, to present to varied audiences and to facilitate group meetings
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional theoretical and practical knowledge to solve complex problems
  • Ability to think creatively and develop recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes and systems
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment with multiple priorities and objectives; to operate with a sense of urgency while maintaining flexibility and effectively managing priorities meeting deadlines
  • Ability to maintain organizational confidentiality which includes, but in not limited to, information about patients/families, volunteers, employees, donors and agency processes
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, internet, e-mail), voicemail
  • Eligibility to bill insurance for palliative care and symptom management visits
  • Ability to promote pediatric program
  • Ability to think outside the box and be innovative in problem solving
  • Administrative experience preferred

Job Benefits

Benefits offered for Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatrician positions

  • BlueCross BlueShield Medical Benefits / Dental & Vision
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability
  • Competitive 403B Retirement Match
  • Tuition/Education Reimbursement
  • Company-Provided CEUs