Hospice Physician Job with Yakima Valley Memorial in Yakima, WA

Physician-Hospice and Palliative Care-Sunny Pacific Northwest!

Yakima Valley Memorial Yakima, WA 98902
  • Accepts J1 Visas: Not Specified
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  • Hospital Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 08/03/2022
  • 1020983

Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is seeking a Hospice and Palliative Care Physician. Our Hospice and Palliative Care Physician role includes:  developing and carrying out patient management plans within the context of the interdisciplinary team, providing effective counseling and education to patients and their families to facilitate patient-focused and value driven healthcare and promoting informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences.  This position requires inpatient consultation, hospice admissions, in-home hospice visits, palliative care clinic visits and inpatient hospice center rounding at Cottage in the Meadow, YVM’s hospice facility that provides a home-like environment and a 24-hour nursing staff.  This is a great opportunity to join an organization that’s committed to palliative and end of life care and is a national leader in advanced care planning in end of life.  Our program includes home health assistance, palliative care, in-home and inpatient hospice, chaplain services and bereavement services. 

YVM offers competitive compensation, PTO, and an excellent benefit package including, Medical/Dental/Vision, 401(k), 457(b), CME, paid malpractice coverage (with tail), relocation reimbursement (as needed) & more. And insurance benefit eligibility starts on the first day of employment!

Requirements –

  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine (MD or DO) required
  • Board Certification (or eligible) in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (or an active candidate for the certification exam as established by the primary specialty board).     Alternatively, documented management of 50 palliative care patients within the last four years, with at least 20 encounters in past two years required (hospital or outpatient setting).
  • Certificate of Added Qualification preferred for Hospice Medical Director.
  • Washington State Licensure or eligible for Licensure; DEA registered in WA State
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance required
  • Preferred experience: Understanding of hospice philosophy, plans of care and interventions preferred. Experience with intravenous opiates and compassionate withdrawal of medical interventions, such as ventilators, pressure support, pressors, cardiac devices preferred.

Yakima Valley Memorial

As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 225-bed acute-care, not-for-profit, independent community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for more than 70 years. YVM also includes a multi-specialty team of more than 300 providers and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.

Why Yakima?

In Yakima, you’ll find 300 days of sunshine each year in a city nestled in a valley surrounded by camel-colored desert hills. You’ll enjoy 4 distinct seasons and endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Yakima Valley is an excellent place for families boasting outstanding public and private school options. Our central location allows for easy access to the Yakima, Columbia, and Snake Rivers, mountain and lowland lakes, abundant greenways, and scenery you’ll have to see to believe. Downhill and cross country skiing, world-class fly-fishing, water sports, mountain biking opportunities and gorgeous hiking trails can all be found within an hour’s drive of Yakima. Should you choose to hit the road, Seattle, Portland, and Spokane are within a three hours’ drive -- close enough to enjoy without having to deal with a grid-locked life.

The region is also known as one of the finest wine-grape growing areas anywhere. Wines from Yakima Valley vineyards have developed an international reputation rivaling Napa Valley.  Many of the state’s most prized AVA’s (American Viticultural Area) are located right here. In addition to nearly 100 nearby wineries, the Yakima Valley is a craft beverage mecca with beer, cider and spirits. Drive past orchards, and you’ll also see trees heavy with pears, apples, apricots and cherries.

Those are just some reasons why we choose to call Yakima “home.” Come discover your reasons!