Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me? VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.
The Medical Director has the overall responsibility for medical direction of the care and treatment of the patients and their families rendered by the hospice care team. Consults with and cooperates with patient's attending physician. The Medical Director educates practicing physicians and others engaged in health care services regarding the hospice program and its potential benefits to patients.
Benefits Include Competitive compensation Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts Life insurance 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match Cancer and/or critical illness benefit Tuition Reimbursement Paid Time Off Employee Assistance Program Legal Insurance Affinity Program
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have knowledge of the principles and practice of primary medical care, with at least a working knowledge of oncology. Knowledge of palliative care with particular emphasis on control of symptoms associated with terminal illness. Ability to work collaboratively with patients' attending physicians to implement the hospice program and effect optimum medical care. Ability to work collaboratively with hospice employees and volunteers as part of an interdisciplinary team. 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.
Education: License to practice medicine in the state in which the program is operating. Board certification in a medical specialty which 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.
Special Instructions to Candidates: EOE/AA M/F/D/V
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care®, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s largest provider of end-of-life care. Our name is derived from the Latin word for “lives” and symbolizes the VITAS mission: to preserve the quality of life for those who have a limited time to live.
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 52 hospice programs in ...18 states and the District of Columbia.
VITAS has enjoyed dynamic growth since its founding as a volunteer organization by a United Methodist minister and an oncology nurse. Today, VITAS employs 11,000 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily—primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities. VITAS team members include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, physicians, social workers, chaplains and other caregiving professionals.