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Good Shepherd Community Care Hospice Physician in Newton, Massachusetts

Hospice Physician

Job Details

Job Location

Main Office - Newton, MA

Job Category

Health Care

Hospice Physician

Recently named by The Boston Globe as one of theTop Places to Work in Massachusetts, our community based, mission-driven hospice and palliative care organization seeks a Hospice Physician to join its growing team.

Job Responsibilities :

The Hospice Physician is responsible for providing Hospice Physician services in cooperation with the Hospice Medical Director including the following:

  • Provide hospice physician services (including IDT attendance, verbal and written CTIs, and education and consultation with nursing staff) on a regular and ongoing basis to at least one of Good Shepherd’s hospice teams.

  • Provide Hospice Face to Face eligibility visits when needed

  • Provide Hospice symptom management/goals of care visit when necessary.

  • Act as the attending physician for hospice patients in need of one.

  • Provide Hospice physician after-hour coverage for all of Good Shepherd’s hospice teams in conjunction/rotation with the Hospice Medical Director.

  • Provide Hospice Physician coverage, including on-call coverage, IDT attendance and prescriptions in the absence of the Hospice Medical Director.

  • Liaise with attending physicians and to ensure appropriate medical care when necessary.

  • Serve as medical resource to Good Shepherd staff, clients, families, and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control management.

  • Assist in the resolution of complicated client care decisions.

    Education, Skills and Experience :

  • Licensed in Massachusetts as a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy

  • Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • Experience in pain management and symptom control

  • Experience with interdisciplinary team settings

  • Must possess good communication skills and qualities of empathy and sensitivity regarding the needs of terminally ill people and their families

  • Must have expertise in the medical care of terminally ill individuals

    Good Shepherd Benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Four weeks paid time off in first year

  • 12 paid holidays

  • Health and dental insurance, coverage begins as of your start date

  • Life insurance

  • 403(b) with company match

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Partnership with Regis College for reduced tuition rates

    Industry :


    Employment Type :

    Full Time

    Job Functions :

    CLINICAL - Healthcare Provider

    About Us:

    Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community, we continue to remain an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. Please note that Good Shepherd Community Care requires vaccination for Covid-19 as a condition of employment. We believe in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide. Our team members benefit from a collaborative work environment in a welcoming office, easily accessible to I-95, with on-site parking in Newton.