VITAS® Healthcare has a rewarding opportunity for a full-time Medical Director!
Medical Director in St. Louis, Missouri – Full Time + Benefits
VITAS Healthcare is seeking an experienced, board-certified physician with a passion for end-of-life care to join our team in St. Louis as a Medical Director. As a VITAS Medical Director, you will provide leadership and oversight to our St. Louis hospice program with a commitment to our mission of preserving the quality of life for those at the end of life.
Provide medical direction for the care and treatment of patients and families rendered by the hospice care team
Consult with patients’ attending physicians
Educate practicing physicians and others engaged in health care services about the hospice program and its potential benefits to patients
VITAS Healthcare is a pioneer in hospice care, and the largest dedicated end-of-life care provider in the United States. We provide our employees with a foundation and the stability for continual growth and advancement. We have a reputation for treating our employees like we treat our patients - with care and dignity.
As a VITAS physician, you can expect:
Vast opportunities for professional growth and personal development
To be at the forefront of the practice of palliative care and hospice
The ability to focus on the patient's needs and comfort
To provide access to hospice care to those who need it most
A collaborative patient-centered work environment
Access to award-winning VITAS technology that makes practicing medicine easier and more fulfilling
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree with current license to practice in the state where the hospice program in located
Board certification in a medical specialty that deals with care of the terminally ill, such as Internal Medicine, Oncology or Family Practice, with at least a working knowledge of medical oncology and demonstrated expertise in the principles of palliative medicine and symptom management
Membership in good standing on the medical staff of an accredited hospital in the state in which the hospice is located
Medical malpractice and liability insurance in amounts and with carriers satisfactory to VITAS