This is a great opportunity for a Palliative Medicine Physician and/or Geriatrician who is board certified in their primary specialty and interested in an Academic Teaching Hospital and working within an interdisciplinary palliative medicine consultation team that has established formalized clinical outreach programs in intensive care units and palliative medicine clinics in the expanding Cancer Center and the Geriatrics clinic. The Section of Palliative Medicine is in the Geriatric Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. The section of Palliative Medicine serves patients and families with life limiting and life threatening illnesses and is dedicated to excellence in pain and symptom management, goals of care discussion, education and research. The ideal candidate will be fellowship trained in Palliative Medicine and/ or Geriatric Medicine. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to have an outpatient palliative medicine clinic and will be a faculty member for a physician palliative medicine fellowship, Geriatric Fellowship and resident physicians during their palliative medicine rotation and a multidisciplinary Palliative Care Education Program in the School of Nursing at Rush University. Applicants who are interested in developing academic careers in a dynamic palliative care program are encouraged to apply.
Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January, 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.
Qualifications include board certified or board eligible with the American Board of Medical Specialties in Palliative Medicine. In addition, strong background and skills in clinical practice, interdisciplinary teamwork and clinical teaching, are essential. Clinical teaching is required. Applicant must qualify for Rush University Medical Center medical staff privileges.
Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing col...leges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.
Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 9 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-2016 "America's Best Hospital's" issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall. Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2015. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status – the highest honor in nursing – and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation. Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals — and 15 major teaching hospitals — three times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics. The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights group that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality, has named Rush a Leader in LGBT Health Equality for eight consecutive years.
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