Baystate Health Palliative Care Physician - Per diem in Springfield, Massachusetts

Palliative Care Physician - Per diem

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Springfield, Massachusetts

Full/Part Time

Per Diem




Baystate Health, a Truven® Award–winning healthcare system and home of the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, is searching for both a full time and a part time BC/BE Palliative Medicine Physician to jointheDivision of Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Post-acute Medicine in Western MA.

This opportunity features:

  1. A strong well-established interprofessional, collegial inpatient consultation team, with outpatient care in the Cancer Center and Heart Failure Clinics.

  2. Close partnership with the geriatrics team and the Division of Healthcare Quality

  3. Opportunities for professional growth in quality improvement, leadership and education

  4. Option to include work in geriatrics or pediatric palliative care for the appropriate candidate

BH clearly recognizes the value of palliative care and geriatrics and has supported program expansion for the division in recent years; the system’ new strategic plan, “Baystate 2020”, emphasizes both fields. Our team members have received multiple grants and leadership awards. An Acute Care for Elders project won the health system’s quality award last year and the division is leading a multiyear $2.5 million HRSA grant to develop the workforce and design programs incorporating geriatrics and palliative care into primary care, the hospital and our hospice program further increasing support for the mission of the division.

The interdisciplinary Palliative Care Program manages a busy inpatient consult service, working with all departments in the hospital to support best patient care and a system level approach to incorporating palliative care principles across sites of care. Our faculty members teach annually at national meetings (such as the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the American Geriatrics Society) as well as leading education in pain and symptom management and communication skills in multiple venues in the health system.

Baystate Health is Massachusetts’ third-largest healthcare system and consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare organizations. As a not-for-profit, mission-driven, integrated health system, Baystate Health serves a population of more than 750,000 people in communities across western Massachusetts. Baystate Medical Center was recently recognized as the #5 overall “Major Teaching Hospital” in Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals for overall organizational performance in patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. Additionally, Baystate Medical Center achieved elite distinction as one of 34 “High Performing” hospitals in America from US News & World Report in 2015.

This is your opportunity to join an organization focused on the future of medicine — one whose physicians and advanced practitioners partner with their patients to ensure a higher state of care and better outcomes. At Baystate Health you’ll experience a deeper sense of compassion, greater breadth of diversity and a never-ending desire to raise the standard of medical excellence, regionally and nationally.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.