Bon Secours Mercy Health is seeking a Palliative Medicine provider to join our team!
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Location: Mechanicsville, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Required Education: MD/DO
Health Care System
Internal Number: 1234
Bon Secours Palliative Medicine has an opening for a talented physician to join their dynamic, multi-faceted mature program that provides palliative care services to patients & families living with serious illness. The program offers services in Bon Secours facilities, offices and in the home setting. Palliative Medicine is the anchor program of Bon Secours’ Continuum of Palliative Excellence (COPE) which includes home-based primary care, home health, and hospice. Bon Secours’ Richmond inpatient facilities have been continuously JC certified in Advanced Palliative Care since 2014. Palliative Medicine was honored with AHA’s Circle of Life Award in 2016.
On September 1, 2018, Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health combined to become the United States’ fifth largest Catholic health care ministry and one of the nation’s 20 largest health care systems. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved.
Duties: Primary duty includes inpatient consults Opportunity to provide outpatient care (office and/or home) Full time physician sees ~350-400 new inpatient consults per year Collaboration with interdisciplinary team members including other Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, and Chaplains Manage COPE symptoms: Care decisions including advanced care planning, Overwhelming symptoms including pain management, Psychosocial and spiritual distress, and End stage disease including prognostication and therapy options Support health system and community integration of palliative care through education and committee participation Participate in rotating on call schedule across Continuum of Palliative Excellence
Qualifications: MD/DO Board Certified in primary specialty Board Certified or Board Eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
On September 1, 2018 Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health combined to become the United States’ fifth largest Catholic health care ministry and one of the nation’s 20 largest health care systems. Bon Secours Mercy Health serves communities along the east coast and in Ohio and Kentucky; click here to see where we serve.
Bon Secours Mercy Health’s Catholic health care heritage is directly linked to women religious who, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, began ministries dedicated to serving people who are poor, underserved and dying. It is in furthering their legacies that we embrace our calling to extend Jesus healing ministry through compassion and service. In the communities served by Bon Secours Mercy Health, we extend almost $2 million each day in care and programs to individuals and in support of entire communities.
At Bon Secours Mercy Health, we are dedicated to continually improving health care quality, safety and cost effectiveness. Our hospitals, care sites and clinicians are recognized for clinical and operational excellence. By utilizing robust measurement and reporting processes, we hold ourselves accountable for enhancing care and improving outcome...s for our patients, residents and clients. Through partnerships and by investing in innovative processes, technology and products, we are continually striving to drive health care quality while reducing costs and in addressing health care issues facing entire communities (such as enhancing access to behavioral health care services and fighting opioid dependency).
Bon Secours Mercy Health at a glance
•Not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Mercy Ministries
•Provides almost $2 million each day in community benefit
•Owns, manages or joint-ventures facilities in seven states
•43 hospitals, more than 1,000 care sites
•More than 57,000 employees, including 2,100 physicians and advanced practice clinicians