Palliative Care Physician

  • Company:
    Mackenzie Health
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 hours ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

Palliative Care Physician Opportunity – Join our Growing OrganizationExperience a place where people come firstAs a healthcare leader serving a population of more than half a million people, Mackenzie Health offers a dynamic, supportive environment of respect and continuous learning. A place where all staff are valued, can engage in meaningful work as part of a friendly, diverse team and use best-in-class technology to provide exceptional patient care. Experience a place where people come first. Experience Mackenzie Health – your ultimate career destination. As we prepare to open Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and continue to operate Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, we have many opportunities for passionate professionals like you, who share our commitment to quality, timely patient-centred care. Ultimately, this is where you want to be.Position OverviewMackenzie Health is currently recruiting up to two part time palliative care physicians who will be accountable to the Division Head, Complex Continuing Care and Palliative Care, and the Chief, Department of Family Practice, with an expected start date of July 2021. The Palliative Care Physician will work in collaboration with the other members of the Division of Complex Continuing Care to perform all professional duties in the area of Complex Continuing Care. This includes caring for patients who are in rehabilitation and complex continuing care, as well as palliative care.The physician must complete a full credentialing application and must have their appointment approved by the Medical Advisory Committee and Board of Directors. The appointment will not be official until the approval of the Board of Directors has been obtained. The physician will be credentialed according to the terms specified in the Hospital By-laws.ResponsibilitiesThe Physician must demonstrate the following competencies: Making diagnoses in a timely manner using appropriate resources. Commitment to expert palliative care both in Hospital, outpatient clinics including oncology, and provide care for palliative care patients in the community setting. Required to participate and provide call coverage for complex continuing care, rehabilitation and palliative care across both Hospital sites, as well as call for community palliative care in established groups. Provide acute inpatient palliative care and consults, and family practice consults. Provide palliative care in Outpatient Oncology Clinics in a defined roster, and help in the establishment and fostering of palliative care outpatient clinics for patients with palliative care needs where cancer is not the primary diagnosis, all this in collaboration with the Chief, Department of Medicine. Abide by professional staff by-laws and professional staff rules of the Hospital and the Public Hospital Act and other applicable legislation. Comply with scheduling structures established by the Chief or designate to ensure that Hospital and community palliative care services are covered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Be available for consultation with professional colleagues and attend staff and departmental meetings within the Hospital. Perform such duties and services as may be reasonably assigned by the Division Head, Complex Continuing Care and Palliative Care or the Chief of Family Practice. Demonstrate understanding of, compliance with, and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding program plans, policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment for patients. Comply with intradepartmental rules.Skills – Abilities – Experience Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and as a team member within a group environment. Proven attendance record. Ability to perform the essential duties of the job. Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring. Models behavior that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy. Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment. Demonstrates understanding of contribution to patient and staff safety.Education – Certification – Licenses Medical degree approved by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) required. CCFP, ideally with PC designation; Palliative Care training. Canadian Medical Protection Association in good standing. Ontario Medical Association (OMA).Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for an interview will be contacted.Interested Candidates should submit their curriculum vitaeby 4:00 pm on April 16, 2021 to:Sophie Stratos, Manager of Medical AffairsMackenzie Health10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4Z3 905-883-1212 Ext. 7452sophie.stratos@mackenziehealth.ca