Dean Clinic/SSM WI is committed to improving the quality of palliative care services provided to patients and their families and is seeking a physician leader to champion this important organizational imperative. The ideal candidate is clinically outstanding, possesses excellent communication skills and demonstrates high levels of caring and empathy.
In addition to providing directional leadership to our newly-formed Palliative Medicine Department, which combines a robust inpatient program and an expanding ambulatory program, the Division Chief, Palliative Medicine will work to develop and promote an institutional commitment to palliative care services.
Administrative Responsibilities (0.50 FTE) • Provide program development oversight to embed and enhance palliative care delivery across the entire continuum of care • Educate the SSM-WI Region medical community to elevate palliative care awareness and clinical competencies, making palliative care considerations an integral part of daily practice patterns • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration and strengthen key foundational relationships between - primary and specialty care providers to ensure continuity of communication and documentation - outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing and home settings to ensure continuity of care post-discharge and medication reconciliation • Develop and implement EBM best practice palliative medicine standards, including care pathway protocols to support smooth transitions of care • Improve the quality of palliative care across geographic care settings and facilitate a process of continuous quality improvement • Supervise Palliative Medicine MD’s and AP’s • Represent the SSM-WI Region in organization-wide palliative medicine initiatives
Clinical Palliative Medicine Practice (0.50 FTE) • Maintain active outpatient palliative medicine practice • Provide palliative medicine consultation for inpatient, ICU and outpatient settings • Act as expert resource for Palliative Medicine MDs & APs • Provide mentorship and clinical expertise regarding appropriate levels of palliation to care teams across the continuum
Required: 1. M.D. or D.O. 2. Completion of an appropriate AOA or ACGME specialty of subspecialty residency program 3. Completion of a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship 4. Board Eligible or Board Certified in Palliative Medicine 5. Wisconsin Medical License 6. DEA Certificate
Preferred: 1. Previous clinical experience practicing outpatient and inpatient palliative medicine. 2. Demonstrated success in developing and overseeing a palliative medicine division/department is strongly preferred.
Dean Health Systems, Inc. is a for-profit integrated health care delivery system based in Madison, WI and is a wholly owned subsidiary of SSM Health Care. Dean is comprised of a network of 60+ clinics, Davis Duehr Dean eye care, Dean Pharmacy, Dean Health Plan, Wisconsin Integrated Information Technology and Telemedicine Systems, and Navitus Health Solutions. Approximately 500 physicians provide primary, specialty, and tertiary care.