Hospice and Palliative Physician - Inpatient Palliative Service Baptist Health Corbin


  • Location: Corbin, KY
  • Posted: Nov 15, 2019

Job Description


Hospice & Palliative Medicine Physician - Full-Time

Inpatient Palliative Service - Baptist Health Corbin
Bluegrass Care Navigators Corbin, KY

Recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017

Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of lifes most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care.
Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more.

Position Qualifications:
Current license to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky. Board eligibility/certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, or appropriate medical society.
Added certification/eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred.
Two years experience in the practice of medicine preferred.
Familiar with the philosophical and technical aspects of Hospice and Palliative care.
Expertise in pain and symptom management preferred.
Ability to work as a member of a large interdisciplinary team.
Excellent communication skills and experience with conflict resolution.
Familiar with principles of quality management and ethical issues in Hospice and Palliative care.
Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has presented a pre-employment physician's health clearance including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by organization policy.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Oversee the medical component of patient care wherever the patient resides, consistent with BHC policies and in accordance with Federal and State hospice regulations.

Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) is a nationally respected hospice, having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978, providing hospice services to approximately 750 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky. Our services currently include:
Bluegrass Extra Care a private pay service offering personalized home care
Bluegrass Transitional Care help with hospital to home
Bluegrass Palliative Care pain and symptom relief
Bluegrass Hospice Care expert care for the final months of life
Bluegrass Grief Care support through anticipatory grief and bereavement

BCN has been recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017.

The American Hospital Association presented the 2017 Circle of Life Award for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life. Bluegrass Care Navigators is the only repeat honoree in the history of the award.

2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregivers point of view, honoring hospices ranked above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluation questions.

Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its 2017 Best Places to Work. The annual national award recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. The award is based on employees input about the agency and its goals, and honors health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

Bluegrass Care Navigators

2312 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY 40504

Phone: (855) 492-0812

Web: http://www.bgcarenav.org

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