Pediatric Palliative Care Physician, Medical Director
MemorialCare Medical Group
Location: Long Beach, California
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: PHY000465
Pediatric Palliative Care Physician, Medical Director
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital of Long Beach
Long Beach, California
MemorialCare Medical Group is looking for a skillful and compassionate Pediatric Palliative Care Physician to join our team. Based at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital of Long Beach (MCWHLB), this is a full-time employment opportunity with MemorialCare Medical Group (MCMG).
MCWHLB is one of eight private, regional, not for profit children’s hospitals in the state of California and first opened in 1970. It is a 324 bed children’s hospital that treats more than 8,000 children each year and has become a regional pediatric destination for more than 84,000 children. The hospital serves as the major referral center for the over 500,000 people of Long Beach but reaches an additional 2 million people in the immediate vicinity.
Participation and clinical leadership in the Pediatric Palliative Care Services team and in the development and review of appropriate clinical protocols and outcomes.
Acts as a resource for program development issues and strategic planning.
Provides education to keep internal and external entities current on clinical issues by offering educational programs as needed or requested.
Participate in Memorial Care Best Practice team activities, as appropriate.
Work with the Foundation staff, as they request, to educate stakeholders and potential donors on the program’s strengths and needs.
Meet regularly with MCWHLB Leadership.
Demonstrates collaboration with all constituents on a day to day basis as measured by solicited and unsolicited feedback.
Fully utilizes EPIC for clinical documentation and ordering functions. Participates in improvement to the documentation system for Pediatric Palliative Care Services.
Adheres to the principles of the physician hospital compact.
Provider of Pediatric Palliative Care Services to MCWHLB patients.
Duties may include acting as supervising physician of record for the Pediatric Palliative Care Services Nurse Practitioner including timely yearly review of competency as required by Medical Staff.
Meets daily with the Pediatric Palliative Care Services Team and/or Nurse Practitioner/RN to review and collaborate re patient care.
Available for issues affecting the care of Pediatric Palliative Care patients.
Must have completed a Pediatric Palliative Care fellowship and must be board-certified or be board-eligible for the Palliative Care Board Certification exam.
Eligible for a medical license in the state of California.
About Long Beach and Southern California
Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and just west of Orange County, Long Beach is the sixth largest city in the State of California. Offering all the world class amenities of a large metropolitan city, coupled with its strong sense of community and pride, Long Beach is one of the most vibrant communities in the country. The city has been referred to as the "Most Diverse City" in the country by USA Today and one of the "Best Communities for Young People" two years in a row.
With its ideal location in Southern California, year-round comfortable climate, healthy business environment and far-ranging cultural pursuits, the city is alive with activity. Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. Expansive beaches, three marinas, five golf courses, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, and the annual Grand Prix of Long Beach serve to draw 6.5 million visitors a year. Long Beach has easy access to all the amenities and attractions of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties, including professional sporting events, music festivals, gourmet dining, film and television studios, Disneyland, and snow skiing in the local mountains.
About MemorialCare Medical Foundation
MemorialCare Medical Foundation is comprised of MemorialCare Medical Group (MCMG) and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) which are physician-based organizations that serve Orange County and Long Beach, with outpatient clinic locations from Torrance to San Clemente, California. Both MCMG and GNP are members of the highly-regarded MemorialCare Health System, which include four top hospitals – MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center and MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center. MemorialCare Medical Foundation provides services for the following medical groups in Orange County and Los Angeles County, California: MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians (IPA). MemorialCare Medical Group is a physician-based organization established to provide advanced comprehensive, effective and efficient health care. With 32 locations from Torrance to San Clemente, MemorialCare Medical Group includes more than 250 physicians in the areas of internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatric medicine, cardiology, cardio thoracic surgery, gas...troenterology, neurology, pulmonology, physiatry, psychology, rheumatology, sleep medicine and therapeutic acupuncture. Greater Newport Physicians is an Independent Practice Association (IPA) comprised of over 1,000 affiliated physicians and specialists who provide first-rate health care to more than 80,000 Orange and Los Angeles County residents. Greater Newport Physicians is a part of the MemorialCare Medical Foundation and provides medical services exclusively for the MemorialCare Medical Foundation. MemorialCare is a nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system that includes leading hospitals – Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center, and Saddleback Medical Center; award-winning medical groups – MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; Seaside Health Plan; and convenient outpatient health centers, imaging centers, breast centers, surgical centers, and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties.