Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Medical Group  

Sub-Division: EMG -Employee  

Req ID:  19062 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Any 


EMG is affiliated with Eskenazi Health and employs physician and advanced practice providers who support the Eskenazi Health system. A multi-specialty provider group, it strives to be a leading primary care provider serving all patients regardless of ability to pay or condition of health while advancing medicine through teaching and research.

Eskenazi Health is one of American's largest safety net health systems with more than 1 million outpatient visits each year. Partnering with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana. In addition to the 327-bed hospital located on its downtown Indianapolis campus, Eskenazi Health provides services at 10 federally qualified health care centers and multiple mental health sites and residential facilities located throughout Indianapolis. Eskenazi Health is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been highlighted as one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years.

Indianapolis offers affordable housing, excellent schools and a wealth of entertainment options, including a variety of amateur and professional sports teams, dynamic museums, live theater productions, symphony and opera concerts, a wide variety of shopping options and restaurants, and numerous outdoor festivals, as well as the famous Indy 500 race each May.

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Job Role Summary

The Palliative Care Physician will report to the Palliative Care Physician Medical Director. Palliative Care Physicians are engaged in managing the clinical problems of acutely ill, hospitalized patients.  The Palliative Care Physician will provide teaching, research, and/or leadership in the field of hospital medicine.

Palliative Care Physician will provide clinical care for patients admitted at Eskenazi Hospital, support surgical and specialty services through consultative general internal medicine practice, and teach staff, graduate medical trainees, and medical students on inpatient educational rotations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

•    Perform in a manner to create and sustain a positive work culture with cross-department collaboration and in alignment with Eskenazi Health and Eskenazi Medical Group initiatives.
•    Provide assessment, diagnostic determination, ongoing clinical management, necessary referral for consultation, care planning, therapeutic orders, transfer authorization, risk assessment, and determination as appropriate for discharge or transfer of patients, both directly and via supervision of trainees.
•    Collaboration, communication and coordination with all physicians and healthcare personnel caring for hospitalized patients.
•    Perform bedside rounds on all patients (either with team members or independently) and provide attending notes on all assigned patients.
•    Perform review of resident notes  for format, relevance, and  accuracy with correction as needed, including completeness of dates, times, and legible signatures, ensuring timely completion of all professional records and documentation in compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory, licensure and accreditation requirements.
•    Review, revise as needed, and co-sign patient discharge summaries within expected timeframes.
•    Complete all medical record documentation and billing submissions within one business day of service.
•    Provide prompt, effective, and efficient cross-cover of residents to allow them to attend scheduled educational sessions as well as role-modeling of handoffs to attending physicians coming on-service.
•    Provide direct contact and consultation with patient's family members, friends, advocates, and relevant others to ensure effective communication of patient status and care plans and to encourage and support a patient-centered and family-friendly style within the hospital environment.

Job Requirements

•    Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and can work effectively with a diversity of personalities Must be approachable, show respect for others and be able to present data with effective communication and presentation skills. 
•    Must have the ability to develop flexible, transferable models for pathways of care. 
•    Actively demonstrates leadership and a mature sense of priorities and solid practical experience who can design and implement systems within the framework of technical boundaries. 
•    Performs as a strong team player who builds consensus and promotes the concepts of people working together versus individual performance. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Possesses high degree of mental effort, concentration and accuracy.
•    Demonstrates critical thinking.
•    Flexibility to changing work schedule and changing demands.
•    Exercises judgment/make decisions to determine extent of problems and to decide on appropriate course of action.
•    Demonstrates the ability to see the big picture to implement change in patient care.

Minimum Qualifications, Training, and Experience

•    MD/DO with Medical Staff privileges at Eskenazi Health
•    Have an updated and active Medical license to practice in the state of Indiana
•    Have an updated and active DEA number
•    Must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine or equivalent training program and be BE/BC or equivalent

Eskenazi Health has been named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2018 list of "150 Great Places to Work In Health Care."  This is the 3rd year in a row now that EH has received this honor. 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis